Out Of Our Minds Limited Edition
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This is as good as her first album but for different reasons. The first was a lot more heavy and in your face whereas this is more personal and versitile
As with the first, you still have her bass line reverberating though.
There are great tunes and great bass lines (as you would expect from a bass player).
I believe this was released the same week as Hole's last album - I bought both but have never been able to listen to the Hole album all the way through. I've lost count of the number of times I've listed to OOOM all the way through.
In some ways, her song writing has developed since the first album. Whereas Auf der Maur was a well written - but unadventurous - rock album, Out of Our Minds is far more experimental and artistic, with 70s progressive rock influences shining through. Her talent with writing melodic hooks has developed too, with certain songs on this album getting stuck in your head for days, especially the tracks Isis Speaks and Meet Me on the Dark Side. The latter track is stunning, with some wonderfully creepy vocal work by Melissa - it gives me shivers to hear her growl about "sucking and kissing in [her] bad girl boots". Father's Grave is another great song, with the haunting guest vocals of Glenn Danzig (founder of the band Misfits) working well with Melissa's feminine wails.
In other ways, this album doesn't nearly match the high standard of the first. One notable difference is the lack of standout tracks. Auf der Maur was an excellent album insofar as eleven out of the twelve songs were standout tracks, worthy of being released as singles. With Out of Our Minds, only four or five out of twelve stand out at all, with the rest blending together as mere `filler' tracks.Read more ›
Q magazine dismissed it as being too dated to the mid-nineties era of American alt-rock/metal. I think that's a fair criticism although it's not necessarily a bad thing as it was a great era for intelligent, nihilistic music.
1. The Hunt (3 out of 5 stars)
Nice up-tempo instrumental to open the album. All very prog rock.
2. Out Of Our Minds (4 stars)
Her voice is at its very best on this up-tempo rocker. This was the lead single.
3. Isis Speaks (5 stars)
Interesting tuneful up-tempo track with lyrics that seem to be about lesbianism.
4. Lead Horse (2 stars)
Plodding and repetitive up-tempo instrumental. Sounds nice enough but it's pointless filler that has no reason to be included on the album.
5. Follow The Map (4 stars)
Interesting lyrically and musically. It changes pace a few times which if you're not paying attention might come across as being a bit annoyingly start stop.
6. 22 Below (2 stars)
This song doesn't really do much for me. It starts slow but gets heavy at the climax.
7. Meet Me (On The Dark Side) (3 stars)
Rather fiddly mid-tempo track. It almost sort of works even though it fails to add up and gel together. An interesting failure.
8. This Would Be Paradise (1 star)
Male spoken word filler.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been waiting six long years for Melissa Auf Der Maur to FINALLY put out a follow-up to her brilliant solo debut. Read morePublished on 1 May 2011 by EA Solinas
this is a very good album if you like bands like hole, placebo, smashing pumpkins, silversun pickups but this is in its own world i have to admit the first time i herd it i thort... Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2011 by S. M. Harrison
Ok, it's always hard to evaluate an album after just one listen. I hope it's a grower, but my initial opinion is that there is something lacking in this, MADM's second solo... Read morePublished on 11 May 2010 by Craig Finlay
The album is great. The standout tracks for me are definitely "22 Below" and "The One." The bonus tracks are very welcome and push the album over the 60 minute mark... Read morePublished on 10 May 2010 by AshMcAuliffe
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This single is totally amazing, I love the way it fits in with the whole album and as a stand alone track. Out Of Our Minds is proggy influenced hard rock!Published on 4 May 2010 by M. Boorman