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Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Price: 6.80

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I've ever heard, 4 Jun 2002
STP is a great band, no denying. This album shows that they still like their grunge, but are no rip-offs. This album has no filler. It's hidden track, "12 Gracious Melodies", is so unique, I can't help but get into it.
But also, there are other highlights. The song "Lounge Fly" is one of the best, with a cool-sounding, but weird intro, and the chorus is played well, with an acoustic vibe to it, as well as Scott's good vocals.
The punky "Unglued" is also a highlight of the album. It shows that the band have not forgotten that they're heavy. It's short, but excellent.
However, "Kitchenware & Candybars" is excellent, with an REM-esque sound in the orchestra.
This album sort of predicted the follow-ups to this album, another thing great about it. Some parts of "Army Ants" seemed to say what Tiny Music would be, and in general, they sort of summed up their material with the latest two albums. If you loved the good music from seven years ago, there's no reason to not own the best of that year, Purple.


Manipulated
Manipulated
Price: 15.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Remixes that make you think, 22 Oct 2001
This review is from: Manipulated (Audio CD)
Gravity Kill is an excellent techno metal band, whose remixes, like many industrial artists, isn't as good as the real thing. And that's how it is with Manipulated. There is good, yet there's lots that didn't need to be there. There are five tracks total from the original being remixed, all in which have been released at some radio stations at a certain time. There are many highlights with it.
One is Al Jourgensen's mix of "Enough". It's in his rockin' style that you could easily tell was done by him.
Also, "Here" has its 'Done Brothers' remix. This one gets real awesome when the guitar joins in.
Also, the "blame" remix appeared on the promo of the US "Enough" single, making it appear here. Actually, this is a collection of their remixes on promo singles, except for the fact that the only "Guilty" remixes are the first two. But Juno Reactor's sounds like they know just how to make an industrial tune, so it made it quite enjoyable.
There also surprises. They're still good, as artists of all genres do this album, including techno from Lords of Acid, surprisingly P.M. Dawn, influnces Al Jourgensen, etc. Worth it.


Perversion
Perversion
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Price: 12.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome techno metal in their expirimential sophomore album, 21 Oct 2001
This review is from: Perversion (Audio CD)
Gravity Kills are one of the best bands in the US post-industrial techno-metal scene. Their songs are sonically more techno rock. For instance, "Disentigrate" is a very good ride of a song. There is no song from here that I'd consider rubbish. The songs use different lites too, as "Belief (To Rust)" is mainly the guitar, church bells, and Jeff Scheel's whisper-tone vocals that get addicting. They're releasing a new album next year titled Superstarved. I hope everyone rediscovers the band after that. Also, "Alive" showcases GK of both techno and metal.
one thing you may keep in mind about various sounds, there are times when each member does the drums, but the original live drummer/bassist Kurt Kerns is no longer of GK, though they may get Brad Booker as their drummer. This album is essential for fans of Sister Machine Gun, Placebo, and Pitchshifter.


Nasty Little Thoughts
Nasty Little Thoughts

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, with some boring songs though, 21 Oct 2001
This review is from: Nasty Little Thoughts (Audio CD)
Nasty Little Thoughts by Stroke 9 is an album that is definitely shown in influence of Better Than Ezra, yet some of their own. Their pop-rock hooks are what they're best known for, even if they're not well-known. The best song on here is probably the opener, "Letters", with a great, melodic chorus. I somehow like the ever-so-mellow "Tail of the Sun" and the ending "Tear Me in Two". The album has something that's simple and dull, though. However, it wouldn't be a bad borrow.


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