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Brain Thrust Mastery [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

17 Mar. 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 17 Mar. 2008
  • Release Date: 17 Mar. 2008
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2008 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 41:06
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001JLB1FC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,281 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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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 Lena Mac on 9 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is an odd album, even starting with its title. I think WAS really tried to confuse the audience in order to discover their true fans!Every song is totally different from the others and they prove that they have many influences.Ghouls and Dinosaurs are tracks for live performances, with strong drumming and nice guitar distortion!Then some more indie, punk feeling tracks follow, like Let's see it, Impatience, Altered beasts. Tonight and Leathal enforcement are my favourites and especially in their accoustic version. Spoken for is a great ballad too. Some tracks make you think that you found an old pop album from 80s. Well after hearing it too many times, I can say that this is great!
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