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NakedSelf

6 Feb. 2000 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 6 Feb. 2000
  • Release Date: 6 Feb. 2000
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 Nothing Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 45:38
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  • ASIN: B003TWLRPS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,441 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
The The's Naked Self is the latest album from an artist who began work in the cultural year zero of British punk at the tender age of 18. The album is partly a throwback to this earlier era- there are minimal effects and electronics, but instead a stripped-down sound which works extremely well on emotive tracks such as 'The Whisperers' and 'Phantom Walls', whilst sounding energetic and relevant on some of the harder-edged tracks such as 'Swine Fever'. People will like seeing Matt Johnson get to grips with a purer, heavier rock sound than much of his past work displayed. The lyrics, as ever, are angry, purposeful and poetic all at the same time. This is a great album, as is every album from The The. Why? Because it will take four or five listenings to get into it, but once that's done, you will be hooked. This is the beauty of what I would call 'proper' rock music- it is not immediate, like the Spice Girls or Oasis, but takes time to appreciate and as such, rewards you well. The The are one of the few bands to play such music. At the age of nearly 40, and faced with what many see a terminal decline in original popular music as we know it, Matt Johnson recognises how difficult it is to get record companies to push his particular brand of art which has graced the underground from 1980 to the present. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ccalamita@yahoo.com on 15 Jun. 2000
Format: Audio CD
The songs on this record are sharper, harder, and more complex than The The's previous records. The vocals are sultry and hearty; the lyrics are (as always) provoking. This CD has restored my faith in today's music as it has the right combination of upbeat and mellow tracks for one to not get bored. I would recommend it for any listener who is tired of dance beats, rap, and girlie-folk. This is a fresh sound that incorporates a variety of guitar and drum sounds with amazing vocals. Thank you Mr. Johnson.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
Just listening to the album for the first time and it deserves to be a hit. It's definitely the same band we've come to know and love, plus a rocky sound which should win him new fans too. And it wouldn't be The The if it wasn't just a tad pretentious.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
after waiting a long time to hear something from Thethe since the fairly poor "Hanky Panky", i first listened to this release with some sceptacism. To my delight Matt has managed to get back to the fantasic writing we know him for. His melodies and lyrics are a another breath of fresh air from the fairly poor music scene at the moment. I advise a good helping of Jack Daniels and a warm dark place and enjoy along with this fantastic album.
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Matt Johnson and The The returns with this Nakedself where Matt sings often as a soul singer with a smile always on his lips. And meanwhile seeps into your psyche without you noticing. Winks at sounds of Styx, to industrial Pink Industry, rough rock, soul style like Lewis Taylor, psychedelic vibration that bring good luck to the Flaming Lips (Global eyes seems taken from The Soft
Bulletin), but all filters with acid guitars and hypnotic arrangements dark. In a festive day The The caring atmosphere seems joyful and locks herself in a closet dark, heated by a sacred flame. People's fear or love? Atypical rock tinged with madness suburban.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By sonik57 on 4 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album emerged a couple of year ago. Johnson had ended his
long relationship with Sony and signed for Trent Reznor's Nothing
Records which itself was a tiny part of a multi-national.
The lyrical themes continue to hit the listener like a tonne
of lead, Boiling Point seeths with the rage of a million
commuters and Global Eyes is the ultimate disdainful cry
against a world which has sold its soul to the vanity of global
consumerism. One can't imagine the likes of Billy Bragg
with his cumbersome, crude Marxist blokeishness ever
coming up with this astringent diatribe.
Johnson continues to challenge his followers and the
casual listener, although, as this is hardly daytime
radio fodder, one could argue that his work is rarely
aired (which is a shame). Shrunken Man was issued as
a single: in fact, he encouraged other bands to have
a go with the song and so there are four versions of
it on the EP. Versions mind and not remixes as they've
each taken the song and added something of their sounds
to it. It's quite a fresh approach.
In a music world which is hell-bent on reconstructing
formulaic music for a Woolworth's market, Johnson
continues to be a beacon in a dark landscape.
Appropriate metaphor? Judge for yourself!
I await the next step eagerly. For those wishing for
a defintive appraisal of his former work, check out
the recent 45 RPM release. It's food for the mind,
body and spirit.
Al Ferrier
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