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Relationship of Command [Import]

At the Drive-In Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Nov 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Fearless
  • ASIN: B00068CVJ4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 995,094 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a guitar master-piece 18 Aug 2001
Format:Audio CD
i have to say first of all that this album is superb, catchy (if not immediately) and with a very, very long life span. BUT my main point is that every budding guitarist out there (like myself) who feel they are stuck in a box or shape, listen to this record for inspiration. what sounds fairly tuneless to start with soon becomes addictive and greatly enjoyable. the lead guitarists small expressions often verge on bluesey in feel and then reduce to visceral squeals the next. you have to hear it to believe it. trust me :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly brilliant 25 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
Amidst the sea of watered down nu-metal and post-grunge boredom come a truly inspirational band. 'Relationship of Command' is the album that introduced one of the greatest rock acts ever into the mainstream...
...and then they went and split. A terrible shame, though it was, they've left behind some fantastic music (and look to go on to make more with new bands such as Sparta and The Mars Volta).
'Relationship of Command' is often hailed as the band's best album, due partly to the brilliant production job from uber-producer Ross Robinson, but mainly because the band seem completely comfortable with what they're doing.
The album is quite avante garde and obscure in places, never afraid to break the boundaries, but the band's feel for melody and tunefulness also shines through. That said, the album actually has quite dark, heavy feel, unlike the previous releases, but still remains instantly accessible.
Part of the brilliance of the album is that it appeals on a number of levels. It has the accessibility and rock 'n' roll attitude for you to simply rock to, but listen closely and you notice the intricacy of the music, and the highly thought-provoking lyrics.
To top it all off, the vocals of Cedric Bixler are amazing. He has a good singing voice, but it is his gravelly shout that really stands out.
'Relationship of Command' is everything a rock album should be - intellignet, inspirational, unafraid to experiment and, above all, hugely enjoyable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern rock masterpiece 21 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
One of the great tragedies of this millenium so far, is that At the Drive in did not recieve more mainstream attention.
The band disbanded right before their big chance at pop recognition. At the Drive in, like Nirvana before them, could of exposed the world at large, to an antidote to the virus of corporate rock. But sadly, they didnt, oh well, thats the mainstreams loss, but the cult of At the Drive in's immeasurable gain.
This album is a plethora of genres,the ferocity of punk, the groove of dub reggae, the subtle atmospherics of trip hop and the
emotion of ...well..emo, stirred in a potuntil it forms something new and wonderful.The albums standout track, invalid litter department, is a glorius epic six minutes of eccentric lyrics, subtle aggression and some of the finest piano playing in the history of rock.
Relationship of command does not feature one filler track, every song, is brimming with emotion and has its own distinct identity.
The album is not flawless, at times Cedric Bixlers voice can be irritating, but that is only a minor glitch in an album, that deserves to be revered as a classic.
Its sad to think since At the Drive in called it a day, we've seen the rise of Puddle of mud and Nickelback, truly that is a shame
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glue it in your stereo! 22 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What can I say? They recently gobsmacked everyone on Later with Jools Holland with their downright stonkingly violent performance. Rock is returning! The album takes a while to get into but it won't leave your stereo. I suggest you just glue it in. The highlights have to be Mannequin Republic, One Armed Scissor and the sublime Arcarsenal. Incredibly catchy riffs, supreme vocals and pulsating energy. Simply exhilirating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it our birthday or something? 2 Sep 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is a masterpiece. At the drive-in are better than Nirvana. But it seems no-one's allowed to say that anymore. Anyway, this record has a "no frills" honesty about it. There's genuine passion throughout the album, backed by mind-boggling lyrics with may not be completly clear, but allow you to make valid interpretations of your own. And there are snippets of greatness peppered along the way. The tempo is fast, and this suits the vocal stylings of Cedric Bixler, who may not technically be the finest singer, but has a dramatic voice that no-one could utilise any better. The music is complex and accessible at the same time, and I can't imagine how they pieced the instruments together to make one great song after another. Some may say there isn't much variation here, but this album just shows where the band was at the time. If you want variation - refer to their previous albums/EPs which don't parallel the intensity of this album. If you like The Icarus Line/Refused/Your Enemies Friends - buy this album. This band may have gone on 'hiatus', but at least we have this timeless classic from their relics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reminded me why I love rock music 25 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is an outstanding piece of work. The band manage to channel all their rage, angst and disgust at the underbelly of America into blistering riffs, crashing drums and rare these days in rock, inteligent lyrics.
Rock fans, do yourself a favour and buy this album. Let At The Drive-In get angry for you!
Nu-metal fans buy this album as an education.
"They call it a wasteland, they call it a waste land baby"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A powerhouse
A lot of reviews have been written about Relationship of Command and they have been justifiably full of praise. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brian Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Change your View of Life" Album
For those of you in the know, you will already have bought this a long time before now, and your life will be all the better for owning it. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mamma Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars Still awesome 10 years on
The BBC review pretty much says it all. This was an awesome album when it was released and still stands out to this day as one of the best punk albums of the 21st century. Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2011 by Noxious
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, Poor, Poor
I have never read such over enthuastic reviews in my life. I've tried many times to understand this but cannot. It is just awful, especially the vocals. Read more
Published on 14 April 2009 by Labsmgr9
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums I've ever heard
Neither The Mars Volta or Sparta will ever compare to At The Drive-In and no other ATD-I album is as good as this, they're all excellent but this is the best. Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2008 by Flying-At-Tree-Level
5.0 out of 5 stars it will be called a classic.
I'd like to make reference to the review from 30 Sept - a couple below this one.

I'm not sure the purpose of comparing it to other band that he likes - it's all a... Read more
Published on 22 Aug 2007 by D. Thompson
2.0 out of 5 stars not as good as you think
what we have here is easily one of the most overated albums in the history of rock and metal.
i just do not understand the appeal of this band. Read more
Published on 24 July 2007 by whitetrashtrixie
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightning in a bottle.
To catch lightning in a bottle is a phrase than describes something that's extremely difficult, perhaps bordering on the impossible. Read more
Published on 29 May 2007 by Mr. S. D. Allin
4.0 out of 5 stars Power and Pulls
The surge of power that runs through these compositions is remarkable. Set to explode, the band maintain such an intense level of energy that it

With the aid of none... Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2006 by G. Munday
3.0 out of 5 stars A word of caution
I bought this record in a rare mood of trustung optimism. I had never heard the group before, but some of the reviews weere intriguing. Read more
Published on 30 Sep 2006 by S. Hunt
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