3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The album that truly introduced me to music.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Boy With the X Ray Eyes (Audio CD)
As it stands, TBWTX-RE is one of the best albums I have ever heard. I bought it on the day of release on cassette, and then CD- I certainly wasn't disappointed. I don't find it annoying at all- in fact, the lo-fi (sci-fi?), raw sound of this album is one of its greatest triumphs, and what makes it just as listenable four years after its release. It stands proudly in my collection. It outshines it's sequel, King Kong Groover, through the sheer energy and angrier sound present throughout- it is also surprisingly political in places; witness some of the lyrics of 'I'm Cracking Up I Need A Pill', for example. Best track? 'Caffeine', without a doubt. Unfortunately misunderstood, the album is usually judged on the basis of one song- 'Spaceman'. Forget it. Just buy it, you won't be disappointed.