This is by far the best album this band ever produced in my opinion: they are all good but this one just has that 'TURN it up' quality that makes you want everyone to hear what you are playing- I love it!
Dopes To Infinity was released in 1995 and was the third full-length studio album from the Red Bank, New Jersey based rock/metal band Monster Magnet, the album is somewhat of a cult classic within the Stoner Rock genre and is very popular among Monster Magnet fans.
Dopes To Infinity contains the single `Negasonic Teenage Warhead' and the popular tracks `Dead Christmas' and `Look To Your Orb For The Warning.'
In every way, this is a strong album from the band. The lyrics, production, performances and songwriting are all just on top form, with Dave's Vocals in particular really coming in to their own. Stylistically, the album maintains some of the psychedelic touches of its predecessors but overall relies more on riffs and grooves.
Highlights include the memorable `King Of Mars,' as well as the aforementioned `Negasonic Teenage Warhead' and `Look To Your Orb For The Warning,' all of which demonstrate what Monster Magnet were capable of when at their best.
In summary, Dopes To Infinity is a strong, confident and well written album that contains a lot of classic material and is more than worth a place in any Stoner Rock collection. If you are a fan then hands down you need a copy of Dopes To Infinity and it is indeed a good record to pick up even if you are a prospective fan.
Monster Magnet are quite simply one of the most interesting things to have come out of the metal scene in recent years. Korn, Slipknot etc. None can be compared to the ridiculously epic sound these boys put forward. I could of course (if you know anything of them at all) say this about any single one of their albums. Spine of God - epic. Powertrip - a bit less epic. God says No - also epic. You get the idea. Buy this album. Smoke a spliff or five. Listen to 'All friends and kingdom come'. Weep. Words can say no more. What a band. What an album.
This is one of those precious albums that just 'is' - period. The feeling and the creativity ooze out of each track, along with a few homegrown truths about life squeezed in to boot. After a few listens you'll love each track for what it is and what it's trying to say - unless you have no taste, but then you wouldn't be reading this would you? To sum up: It's well worth waiting for, however long it takes to aquire. Buy it and support the band- drugs don't come cheap you know!
Firstly, it rules. Great vibe, vocals and guitar tones/riffs will have you chilled in no time. All you need now is a lava-lamp and a cranked up guitar to play along with it. If nothing else at least listen to the sample from Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Note that this was released before powertrip, i.e. it's more chill-out than ironic-metal. Oh, and if you like this, try Kyuss too: a bit heavier, bit more grooved.
Having been a huge Monster Magnet fan for many years and owning all their CDs I have come to the conclusion that 'Dopes To Infinity' is their finest work to date. The stand-out tracks are 'Dopes To Infinty', 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead' and the insanely brilliant 'Dead Christmas'. Buy this and be blown away by the awesome power and style of the 'Magnet!
Monster Magnet's '95 album was what got me into them in the first place, so I always have a soft spot for it in my heart. It's very different from Superjudge, but it's still definitely the Magnet. For me, the highlights are the title track and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, but there's no filler tracks here...
A band that has been around for a fair while without really getting the credit that they deserve. They paid their dues to the likes of Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Black Sabbath and the list goes on. This album is just one in their large canon of work which contains quality songs that are being missed by so many unfortunates whose blinkered loyalty to other less talented acts, who can be defined as Dopes to Infinity.
Buy it - I have been listening to this album extremely regularly since i got it on CD in 1995 - it is pure psych joy from start to finish.. get this and then get the previous album Superjudge and the debut Spine of God and of course the Tab ep - all essential. Amazing swirling sounds and squalls of psych noise envelope the brilliant and totally rocking tracks.