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  • Audio CD (11 May 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • ASIN: B000005Z3Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Dec 2002
Format: Audio CD
if you have any sense, buy this album now (especially if you're a guitar player, this is not one of those "solos don't work for the song" kinda band - the solos are full-on metallica/van halen style). if you dont have any sense, try listening to the clips on the site and maybe downloading a song or two, and then make up your mind for yourself.
the lyrics are intelligent and there is a good mixture of happy and depressing songs. when you listen to the songs you can tell the band are majorly influenced by metal, with most of the songs mixing the best drumming i have ever heard (not just in the punk genre either, he is THE best and i'm a fan of metal bands such as metallica, slipknot and chimaira), awesome riffs and solos, solid bass, and emotional lyrics ("it's so much more than a cry for attention, no loving hand can soothe this ache" - mind of my own).
i would urge any sane person to buy this, it is probably the best album i have bought since sublime's 40oz to freedom.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A punk rock opus 16 Sep 2006
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is a real and honestly beautiful work of art. The tracks take you on an the emotional trip through thoughts and feelings that are so real that they strike a nerve. The first song is almost an invocation to the muse of being twenty-something and confused. It then then travails through an analysis of one's mental state and interpersonal relationships, climactically ending with a break up ballad. This is truely one of the best punk rock concept albums since Husker Du's Zen Arcade.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
totally awesome and flawless album 8 Jan 2005
By M A JONES - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Owning all of Strung Out's albums (all of which are good bordering on excellent) i can honestly say that TBD is the most complete and best of them all. It is in fact the finest example of fast/well consructed and brilliantly played punk music that is out there (with the drum work of Jordan just simply beyond compare or description--the man is the ultimate drummer EVER).As soon as the opening bars of Too Close To See burst from the speakers it is a real white knuckle adrenaline ride through all that makes Punk the greatest form of music out there---drumming that is totally phenomenal, searing dual guitar work, solid bass from the late great Jim Cherry, all topped off by the crisp/spot-on vocals of big Jason Cruz (a recipe that is without compare--with only prime-time Joey Cape inspired Lagwagon coming even close). Tracks; well every one has it's own merits but i would say that the opening three tracks are ballistic (Too close To See, Exhumation Of V.Madison & Deville), following up with the speedy/tightly melodic Crossroads and with the final two tracks(Just Like Me & Match Book) being the fitting finale to this absolute masterpiece of music. I have had this record for 3/4 years and it never stays off my stereo / car CD player for longer than about 2 weeks ( and i have a collection of 350/400 punk/metal albums to select from). If you havent got a Strung Out album i have 2 recommendations; 1) GET ONE NOW (they are the best band EVER); 2) Start with this one (ultimate punk CD) and follow up swiftly with Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues--which is almost as superb as TBD.

Just buy this record ASAP and pay homage to the gods of fast punk

(and then catch them live for the finest show you will see)-i can guarantee you won't be disappointed.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good punk record 8 Dec 2005
By Christopher R. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have heard a lot of punk records from this period and i must say that this band is for real. I haven't heard any other of their releases, but this one is seriously one of the best punk records I have ever heard (I have an extensive backround in the roots of punk rock). This came out right before punk became "pop" which I have a feeling will never change in my lifetime, which is a shame because most of the kids who listen to "punk" these days don't have any clue what real punk rock is. This is the end of a dying generation, so get it while it is still available. For those of you who look for singles, in my opinion the first three tracks are worth the price of the cd alone and the last two tracks make this album unforgettable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's hard to top this gem 25 Oct 2001
By Grant O'Neill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Strung Out aren't a typical punk band. Sure, people can come up with a whole bunch of words to describe them -- "metal pop-punk" comes to mind -- but really they're such a wide variety that they can't be classed that easily. This album simply reinforces their cult-like status within the punk scene, as they have improved musically, and lyrically, on this album. There are, like most CD's, stand out tunes such as Mind Of My Own and Exhumation Of Virginia Madison, but there are also no "bad" tracks, which is why this CD is great. It offers a high variety of sound within the general punk genre, and the metal guitar riffs are what really make Strung Out stand all on their own. Overall, I'd recommend this CD to anyone who likes their punk to be hard, fast, yet melodic and unique.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An Indisposable Punk Disc 8 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Strung Out has always been my favorite punk band and this album is the perfect example of their brilliance. Speedy drums, leads, rythyms topped off with fairly unique sounding punk vocals shape this disc. Outstanding musicianship and meaning exist in every song on "Twisted By Design." I picked up this CD in 1998 and it still gets steady rotation in my player. I would recommend "Twisted By Design" to anyone. It is certainly a must have for any punk fan.
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