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  • Audio CD (3 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deceptive
  • ASIN: B00004S780
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  6. Human 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Elastica's second album, The Menace, comes a full five years after their million selling, self-titled debut. A long wait, to say the least, but The Menace doesn't find Elastica making a radical change from the angular pop of their first album. The departure of guitarist Donna Matthews (who still plays on two tracks, "How He Wrote Elastica Man"--which also features the Fall's Mark E Smith--and "Image Change") steered the band away from their punkier leanings and allowed them to fully explore the New Wave path that they started down way back in 1995. Keyboards and synths now blend more completely with their spiky guitars, as do cheesy Casio tone beats and retro-futuristic samples, resulting in such hyper-energetic numbers as "MadDog God Dam" and "Your Arse My Place". Elastica still wear their influences on their sleeves--yep, they sure do like Wire--and they even manage to fit a legitimate cover onto the album (Trio's 1982 hit "Da Da Da").Five years on, The Menace sees Elastica on the same ground as their debut, but rather than simply re-treading it, they just dig deeper and unearth more treasures. --Robert Burrow

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
As a big fan of the first Elastica album, I waited with baited breath for the second. After hearing the release "Mad Dog" I thought "Wahaay, its another cracking album". Unfortunately the rest of the album can't live up to the standards we have come to expect from Elastica.
The result is an album with a couple of good tracks, but mainly filled with simple indie-pop tracks that make you feel you could have done a better job of them yourself.
And it all ends with a cover of the classic 80's "Da da da" originally by "Trio". I'll let you decide for yourself what to make of that.
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Like a lot of things in life, the most underappreciated are the most valuable. This album is fantastic... I never heard it when it was first released, but man I'm hearing it now, a lot! There is a swagger and sexual energy reverberating through this album only hinted at in their debut, and certainly an energy sorely missing from the majority of guitar bands today (Ex-Hex being a notable exception). Like a culmination of the characters, bands and parties they encountered in the 5 year gap between the two LP's, "The Menace" is a perfect bookend to a milestone era of British music. The noise's they were falling in love with, while many were pining for them. Go on, youtube "Human".
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lozarithm VINE VOICE on 13 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
After a hit first album, which remains a classic and great favourite, there was a five-year gap before the follow-up arrived in 2000. Studio perfectionists, after some eventful years of work, they had ditched the lot and re-recorded the bulk of the album in a few weeks, only to see the album flop upon release. A tour followed in which the band felt they were regularly blown off stage by the support act, Peaches, who was accompanied only by a beat box, so, considering wryly their banks of equipment and teams of support, they split up.
 
I suppose the market must have changed after the first record, because the music is still fine, highly entertaining in fact. I had been surprised not to come across it in second-hand shops - perhaps those who did buy it had hung on to it. Justine Frischmann and Elastica are much missed and needed at the present time
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Humpf on 7 Jan. 2014
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But then that's hardly surprising as it was a Britpop classic. That said, it has a few interesting tracks and for less than a fiver it's nice to hear Justine's voice again
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ukgangster on 9 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
Well, 5 years since the debut, this is the perfect 2nd album. More balls(sic), some nifty keyboard work and a welcome return of Annie on bass. We've missed you Justine and co. and by gum, are we glad your back. It's put my faith back in music - call it indie or whatever you like but it's a welcome distraction from the BLAND pop charts of today. Stand out tracks : How We Wrote Elastica Man (gimme me an E..E! gimme and L...L!, etc) Miami Nice, Your Arse My Place (complete with Justine's trademark "1-2-3!") and my fave My Sex. 45 minutes of pure brilliance. Buy it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By a_view_from on 22 April 2003
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Not Elastica, Elastica I grant you but its better than good.
The five-year interlude between that album and Menace shows.
The spiky guitars are still there, but the departure of Donna Matthews and the arrival of new influences are clear. Elastica are now more mature without losing any of their shut up and listen edge.
Track 1, Mad Dog, the only single from this album alludes to the great stuff of the mid 90’s. Whilst Track 3, Elastica Man, with it’s chant of E.L.A.S.T.I.C.A shoves its self in your face shouting “Remember us!” And just when you think you’ve got this album’s card marked Track 11, My Sex, happens. The quiet beautiful voice of Frischmann in this melancholy song of things lost evokes all of the turmoil between 1995 and 2000.
Elastica arrived just when we, and Britpop, needed them most in ’95 and five years later they sign off with an album that means we wont forget their contribution.
In short its great.
Elastica, over and out!
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