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We Are Scientists shocked themselves and impressed many others with their 2005 debut With Love & Squalor, which sold over 150,000 copies in the UK on the strength of dancefloor standbys Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt; It's A Hit; and The Great Escape, as well as nine other songs that, to all appearances, people also liked. Twenty months of near-constant touring culminated in a sold out ... Read more in Amazon's We Are Scientists Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0012NHN72
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,394 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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WE ARE SCIENTISTS Brain Thrust Mastery (2008 UK 11-track CD album - Following the success of their 2005 debut With Love & Squalor the band spent 2007 at weight-loss camps alcoholics dry-out facilities and a race car school yet also foundtime to pen record & road-test their sophomore offering Brain Thrust Mastery; includes the single After Hours)

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Brooklyn's We Are Scientists make it to their second album, Brain Thrust Mastery, a man down--drummer Michael Tapper departed the band in late 2007-–but with a new sound and a refreshed ambition. While 2005's With Love and Squalor marked them out as The Strokes' preppier cousins, lean guitar-indie with arch lyrics and driving tempos, Brain Thrust Mastery has more than rehash on its mind. It's an album that's both bigger and poppier than its predecessor--see gleaming first single "After Hours"--but also eager to experiment and branch out. The opening "Ghouls" echoes fellow Brooklynites TV on the Radio, a synthetic mesh of ticking rhythms, dubby bass and multi-tracked vocals, frontman Keith Murray singing: "We all recognise/That I'm the problem here", while "Lethal Enforcer" is a sly piece of '80s pop revivalism that somehow channels the smooth synths and echoing drums of Phil Collins without quite tipping over into kitsch. There's the occasional dropped ball here--"Spoken For", a serene, Tropicalia-tinted love ballad is interrupted around the mid-point by some unnecessary, pompous flying-V action--but on the whole, this is smart pop music that's clever but crucially, seldom clever-clever. --Louis Pattison

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Grand Omega on 9 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
Ahh, the second album. If there's a point in a musician's career that could define them, it's then. It's the stage where it's time to expand horizons, change perspectives and prove you're not a one trick pony. Sadly, it's also a stage where there seems to be many hits and misses. For every Radiohead success story (where the second album well and truly trounces the first), another band with real prospect seems to fall apart (one that springs to mind was one of my favourite bands, Hard-Fi, which seemed to have more than the odd thing go wrong e.g. non-rebellious cover and a mix bag of songs ranging from good to tedious (but that's another review for another time)). Thankfully, when the questionable second album does work, you truly get some gems.

In the case of New York Indie rockers/randomists with tongue firmly in cheek We Are Scientists, while not an absolute gem, it's still a mighty impressive rock.

After suffering a similar fate to Sheffield doppelgangers Arctic Monkeys (with a member of the band leaving before the second album was released, in this case, lovable drummer Michael Tapper), the band's (or duo's) second album like there doppelgangers has thankfully changed their sound. Instead of the addictive, indie goodness of before with some, quite frankly, great drumming thrown in, "Brain Thrust Mastery" seems a lot, to bluntly put it, slower with a darker shade.

Opening track "Ghouls" sets the mood of things to come. Although lyrically, there's similar content to the band's previous album, the music isn't as frantic or fast. It's an alright track, possibly not the best way to start the album since there's better tracks, but at least it showcases some of the band's newer sounds.

From there, things get more expansive.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Whatley on 22 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
I don't usually write amazon reviews: I'm somewhat wary of my friends finding them and laughing at me for not being cynical and detached. Nonetheless, I feel it is necessary in this case due to all these negative reviews! No, this album is not With Love and Squalor (an excellent album, yes), but if it was surely there'd be even more complaints of WAS's lack of ability to move on? This album is calmer, is more subtle, but I have to say it's absolutely fantastic! From the catchy, fast-paced moments of 'Chick-Lit' and 'Dinosaurs' to the sad, melancholic 'Spoken For' to the, frankly quite bizarre, 'That's What Counts'. The lyrics are often thoughtful and clever, the melodies are catchy and most importantly, it is a progression from their previous CD. Personal high-points are 'Let's See It', 'Lethal Enforcer', 'Chick-Lit', 'That's What Counts' and 'Altered Beast', though to be honest I've not listened to anything but this CD for a full week and I still love every song. Give it a chance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martin Clarke on 2 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is not a CD+DVD it is 2xCD's.

Fantastic follow up of 2005's With Love & Squalor. Not as heavy as it's predecessor but more melodic.

Try to get the 2 CD set as the 2nd disc is a live acoustic show from November 2007. The inbetween song chat is histerical. Deffinently 2 stand-up comedians screaming to get out.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. K. Gilmore on 5 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
If like me you loved their first album, you may find your self a little disappointed when you listen to Brain Thrust Mastery. Don't get me wrong, its not a bad album, its just not a strong second album when you compare it to such a fantastic first record. The freshness and energy that was ever present in their debut is somewhat lacking here, and on first listen i found it to have a very 80's feel to it (give it a listen and you will hear what i mean). The albums not with out its fine points, After Hours being the highlight.

Im not saying don't buy it, but if you do, you may find yourself hoking out With love and Squalor.
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By T.Davey on 31 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have to say that after playing Brain Thrust Mastery through the first time, I was very disappointed. Nothing stood out as a really brilliant track, and I thought We Are Scientists had lost their edge.

However I have had it two weeks now, and I regularly come back to it. It's a grower! Songs like Tonight and Let's See It may not be their finest songs, but they are still great to listen to. Ghouls and Lethal Enforcer are also very good.

In my opinion, With Love and Squalor is still the better album BY FAR, however Brain Thrust Mastery is a good follow up, and the band are taking their music in interesting new directions. I still feel disappointed though, whether that is the quality of the 2nd album itself, or it being so much in the shadow of the first.
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By I. RIGBY on 17 Mar 2008
Format: Audio CD
WAS come back into the fold with Brain Thrust Mastery over three years since thier fine debut album 'With Love And Squalor'.

They say the hardest thing to do in music is releasing a solid second album after the first reached lofty heights. Unfortunetly WAS fail like so many before them.

Sure there are some catchy tunes such as 'Let's See It' & 'Chick Lit' but they dont stand up to the old classics like 'The Great Escape' and 'It's A Hit'. Overall, a good album but you'll be disappointed if your expecting it to live upto 'With Love And Squalor'
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By Makeshift on 4 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
I am one of many, many people that own 'With Love and Squalor', and will put it into their list of favorite albums. It has so many hits, so many awesome fast paced songs which will enlighten even the dullest of days.

This album, upon its first listen I found a slight repetitiveness to it, perhaps too much experimentation. But after a couple of weeks of giving it a chance, I completely changed my mind about it.

It's not an album I will love as much as their first, but it is certainly one I will recommend to anybody.
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