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  • Audio CD (11 Oct. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • ASIN: B0002VSS3S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,089 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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OCEANSIZE Music For Nurses (2004 UK 5-track 25 minute mini-CD album which opens with the fabulous One Out Of None arguably one of the bands finest ever tracks and a monster of a song live if you never had the pleasure of witnessing the band perform it thankfully it was committed to record right here housed in a glossy digipak picture sleeve showing a few light surface marks and the disc appears in excellent condition)

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Format: Audio CD
Following up to Effloresce was never going to be easy, the epic 75 minute album. Highly anticipated, and a mere 25 mins, here's how Music for Nurses shapes up:
1. One out of nONE - most advanced musically, lovely blend between the melodic side and heavy side of the band. Even warming to the shouty, screamy bits - shock horror. Fantastic song, which i imagine is bettered live.
2. Paper Champion - Intro jangly guitar is just like the one on Long Forgotten...or Teardrop by Massive Attack, nice lil bass riff and a great atmospheric song. Never really kicks off as much as i'd expect though, kinda stays understated but in a good way.
3. Drag the 'nal - Lovely little instrumental, perfect as an intro for the following track.
4. Dead Dogs an' All Sorts - My favourite track at the moment, builds just like SMBS so mellow at the start, and blended beautifully with Drag the 'nal and As the Smoke Clears. Building songs up to epic proportions is definitely Oceansize's forté.
5. As the Smoke Clears - Again, builds brilliantly with the crashing guitars, nice long'un to round off the e.p perfectly leaving you waiting for more. Quickly becoming the most innovative and greatest British bands of our time.
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By A Customer on 31 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Oceansize are easily the best band in the UK right now. This e.p. proves it. It is original and very ambitious, not many bands could pull it off. The cd sticks with the quiet/loud structure of effloresce but this time the loud bits are even louder. There is shouting and distorted vocals. Paper champion sounds like massive attack remixing tool, the band has definatly evolved. It does take quite a few listens, i was dissapointed at first but now it is almost as good as thier debut.
...if u get the chance to see them live dont hesitate. i saw these songs played live in manchester recently. best band ive seen all year!!
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Format: Audio CD
It seems that Oceansize are only capable of making great music and this great ep shows that. Mike Vennart is superb whether hes calmly singing or angrily shouting, while drummer Mark Heron is one of the best you'll hear. 'One Out Of None' is so heavy yet retains its melodic qualites, whilst 'Paper Champion' sounds like Massive Attack meets Deftones and is brilliant. While 'Dead Dogs An' All Sorts' and 'As The Smoke Clears' are epic with the unmisstakeable Oceansize complexity and Prog-heaviness. Fantastic!
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By A Customer on 20 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
A couple of years ago a nuclear explosion detonated within the British music scene as Oceansize created a crater large enough to bury the competition, with the almighty and instantly engaging Effloresce album.No surprises then that the eagerly awaited E.P. follow up Music for nurses would stutter slightly in comparison. Where theyre long player grabbed the listener immediately with its grace and power, M.F.N.is one of those C.ds ipods were made for as it takes many more listens before it reveals its not insubstantial charms. While it cannot be of question that Oceansize are a rare talent M.F.N. doesnt quite find them in genius mode, more like overachiever mode.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Dec. 2005
By strider202 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This 5-song (4-song if you don't count the ambient instrumental "Drag the Nal" a true song) EP is veeery good. It flows together well as one piece and contains one of Oceansize's hardest rocking songs ("One out of None"). This isn't a good starting point to listening to the band, as to some of the songs are oddly spaced and require many listens to fully appreciate. So I suggest Effloresce if you are new to Oceansize.

That is all. It's good, buy it. (But 14.99 is a crazy price. I got mine for 3.98 at a local music store).
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Companion Piece 11 Oct. 2005
By Dutch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This EP (5 songs) continues what Effloresce started. 'One Out of None' begins with ultra-heavy and layered guitar sounds and then the songs begin to take you on a musical journey in which you actually feel like you get somewhere in the end. Fans of metal will think its too soft and others will think it is too heavy. I think it is best of both worlds. You may need to take a nap after listening to this. Start with Effloresce first and then buy this as the companion piece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - UK's answer to Tool 28 Nov. 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The guy below hasn'r really got a clue. This is a progression from Effloresce, which was a masterpiece.

But sounds change, Oceansize have scrapped some of the melodic stuff for a more post rock, experimental and grittier sound.

One Out of nONE does work and like all other Size tracks, builds to an epic end. Paper Champion is probably the most accessible track with a simple melody and thumping base riff.

The last 3 tracks all blend as one. Drag the 'Nal works as a fine atmospheric intro to Dead Dogs which is the stand-out track on this e.p. As the Smoke Clears finishes in a similarly apocalyptic fashion. It only leaves you wanting more than 25 minutes worth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing 21 Nov. 2004
By alexliamw - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Music For Nurses is the 5-track EP that comes hot on the heels of Oceansize's brilliant in parts though inconsistent debut, 'Effloresce'. 'Music For Nurses' suffers from the opposite problem: everything here is good, but nothing stands out as brilliant'. Though, on paper, opener 'one out of nONE' ought to be brilliant: an explosive diversion into the territory of metal, it doesn't quite come off, as the verses sound like rehashed Oceansize, despite a brilliant riff and some top-drawer screaming. It powers through various sections almost too quickly, and thus comes across as good but not as great as it might have been. 'Paper Champion' is a building, atmospheric number; 'Dead Dogs An' All Sorts' flies the post-rock torch, and 'As The Smoke Clears' is a far slower metal number. All are accomplished, but they lack the killer intensity (and tunes) of tracks like 'Catalyst' or 'One Day All This Could Be Yours'. Worth having, but could have been better.
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