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Infected

5 Aug. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Jun. 2002
  • Release Date: 5 Aug. 2002
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 41:02
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  • ASIN: B001GTQDMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,005 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jimbo VINE VOICE on 1 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Infected is a musical masterpiece, and a joy to listen to many years after its original release date. For those of you unfamiliar with Mr Matt Johnson et. al. this is the album that you should buy first. From the opening of 'Infected' you are taken on a journey of discovery until all the tracks are your long lost friends, ingratiating themselves with ease and sticking in your mind (and your heart).
Everything is covered - politics ('Heartland' ,'Sweet Bird Of Truth'), sex ('Out Of The Blue (Into The Fire)'), religion ('The Mercy Beat' - this song is arguably the finest of a very fine collection indeed).
Not a filler track in sight here. To quote Matt Johnson (albeit from a different album insert!):
"To obtain maximum pleasure & effect from this album please play VERY LOUD!, VERY LATE, VERY ALONE.....& with the lights turned VERY LOW!!!
Pure unadulterated genius.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Each song is immensely strong but if Infected, Heartland and Twilight of a Champion don't immediately get under your skin, well, you're just not human. It's almost 20 years since I first heard this album, and snatches of the lyrics still pop into my head at odd moments.
The track list for this version doesn't list the extra 12 inch mixes that I have on my CD, but even if this only includes the nine original songs, you're still getting great value. This album will become part of the furniture in your head.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Olly Hibble on 24 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
Infected" She was lying on her back with her legs parted sqrealing like a stuck pig, I was going through the motions rolling out emotions writhing around like a lizard on a stick" (apologies M Johnson if misinterpretation!). This album became the soundtrack to 1986, replacing the banal dronings of hair metal and clipped and equipped funksters! This album is in fact the only thing that mattered way back when we were 16, Matt taught us adoilescent angst and whe our parents and teachers said "no" Matt said "YES YES YES", as a musician one could rattle on for hours about Johnsons vocals etc etc but that just would be missing the point, this album is genre creating as well as it is destructive to the genre at the time, Matt told us to question, question and question, The The were more punk than the sex pistols and the clash........... "Here comes another winter of long summers and high hopes"
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "alexczaj" on 18 Jan. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Infected--the single and album sold well in the UK in the mid-80's--but this old VHS is a real triumph in the face of 80's music videos, or, hell, even today's music videos. In fact, make that ESPECIALLY in face of today's.... The video interpretation of "Slow train to dawn" alone is worth it, but Matt's clever (okay, been done before, notably Springsteen's Pink Cadillac album) but subtle repetition of catch-phrases gives the album a thematic point of view not seen since the Pink Floyds et al of the seventies. But the sound is definitively Matt Johnson, extending the solitary despair of Soul Mining and Burning Blue Soul into more of a cumulative culture growl at the moon: "I sold my soul to pay for my dinner, my body grew fatter as my heart grew thinner," "I asked the angels for inspiration but the devil bought us all drinks--he's been buying them ever since," and "if I acted like someone else I'd be more comfortable with myself..." Wow. I at least lived it at the time--and then some. Maybe you are now... an eye-opener.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. N. Sandford on 26 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Johnson is exorcising all demons on this album beginning with a pounding industrial scale assault on topics such as HIV, AIDS, love and addiction in "Infected" before (in "Out Of The Blue") leading us through rusty gates and squalid corridors to literally end up between the legs of a prostitute (yeah!). "In Sweet Bird Of Truth" malevolent saxophones give vent not just to the anxieties of a pilot aboard a stricken US bomber, but also seem to herald the horrors of the time and that which will follow (Gulf wars, oil, religion, terror and crusades). "Heartland" the most tuneful track of the album, contains an icy melody which nods back to "Uncertain Smile" on Johnson's previous work "Soul Mining" while the devil in the bottle is the subject of a showdown in "The Mercy Beat".

The genius of these songs (along with "Angels Of Deception") is that where they should be depressing (and would be under a lesser hand) they are in fact, each and every one, exhilarating. And, when all of the discussion is out of the way, "Infected" basically comes down to that - it is an album that is exciting to listen to. I too say; turn the lights down and the volume up to experience fully!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Cook on 20 May 2008
Format: VHS Tape
I'm not a big fan of the eighties but two things that left an indelable impression on me were Infected by The The and Tin Drum by Japan.

Infected HAS to be initially listened to whilst watching the video. The combination of both is so powerful. A true pioneer of the video album. I wouldn't call it a concept album but there are definitely 'threads' and themes that give it the feel of a complete piece rather than a collection of videos.

This should be on DVD!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimbo VINE VOICE on 5 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Infected is a musical masterpiece, and a joy to listen to many years after its original release date. For those of you unfamiliar with Mr Matt Johnson et. al. this is the album that you should buy first. From the opening of 'Infected' you are taken on a journey of discovery until all the tracks are your long lost friends, ingratiating themselves with ease and sticking in your mind (and your heart).

Everything is covered - politics ('Heartland' ,'Sweet Bird Of Truth'), sex ('Out Of The Blue (Into The Fire)'), religion ('The Mercy Beat' - this song is arguably the finest of a very fine collection indeed).

Not a filler track in sight here. To quote Matt Johnson (albeit from a different album insert!):

"To obtain maximum pleasure & effect from this album please play VERY LOUD!, VERY LATE, VERY ALONE.....& with the lights turned VERY LOW!!!

Pure unadulterated genius.
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