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the other mechanical animals thread positions it against ok computer which nah. the apotheosis of the '90s glam revival and also maybe apocalyptic pre-millenium digital tension, from the perspective of a glossy living mannequin. also a great record.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Mechanical Animals 4
The Dope Show 3
Great Big White World 1
I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) 1
Coma White 1
Posthuman 1
The Speed of Pain 0
Disassociative 0
Rock is Dead 0
New Model No. 15 0
User Friendly 0
Fundamentally Loathsome 0
The Last Day on Earth 0
I Want to Disappear 0


emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:45 (three years ago) Permalink

"posthuman," incidentally

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Title track.

jmm, Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Incredible record! This is sort of what i imagined Ziggy Stardust must sound like before I'd heard it. Will go for I Want To Disappear or the title track or the opener...

jamiesummerz, Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:50 (three years ago) Permalink

What was the rest of the 90s glam revival? I wasn't paying attention at the time. Following up on this fron the My Chemical Romance thread.

how's life, Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Well Spacehog for some but Suede's Coming Up can't be ignored.

THIS ALBUM, though. I ranted this back in 1999.

http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~tewing/ned/n78.html

Florid as per usual with me. Stand by it though. Just relistened to it again last month. If I had to pick any specific song it'll always be a tie between "The Speed of Pain" and "I Want to Disappear," but ultimately, the whole damn thing.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:00 (three years ago) Permalink

pretty sure i couldn't have gotten away with bringing this album home in 1998

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

also feel like this record shares a lot sonically and lyrically with our lady peace's spiritual machines

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:37 (three years ago) Permalink

could just be that manson and raine maida are similarly incompetent singers

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:38 (three years ago) Permalink

I didn't have a copy myself, but in high school we listened to it a lot in the darkroom, including in pitch-black while processing film negatives. I'm not sure I would enjoy this album w/o those sullen friends around.

jmm, Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:43 (three years ago) Permalink

one of the best album covers of all time

of the mechanimals/machina/celebrity skin trifecta of corgan-addled attempts to keep up with mainstream pop excess by going super glam it might be the best but iunno how well it's aging outside of dope show

speed of pain is just warrant covering exit music for a film

james brooks, Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:49 (three years ago) Permalink

lol "i don't like the drugs" is so "let's dance"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:53 (three years ago) Permalink

speed of pain is just warrant covering exit music for a film

Why not?

And "Let's Dance"? Man that's a total "Fame" rip.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:56 (three years ago) Permalink

lol i knew i was thinking of the wrong bowie song

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:57 (three years ago) Permalink

also agree that warrant covering exit music is a welcome aesthetic

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:57 (three years ago) Permalink

mm's low-key radiohead fanboying was the funniest thing about this period

the topline on "lamb of god" off holy wood is a note for note rip of "climbing up the walls"

james brooks, Thursday, 2 October 2014 17:58 (three years ago) Permalink

could just be that manson and raine maida are similarly incompetent singers

This is so mean to MM! He's a pretty good tuneful screamer. Gotta go w. "I Want to Disappear" as three-minute anthem MM is the only mode I can still deal w/ tbh

Simon H., Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

He's a pretty good tuneful screamer

agreed! i don't mean to be unfair, i like his narrow croak

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:43 (three years ago) Permalink

lol I just really hate Raine Maida/OLP

are any of the post-Holy Wood records worthy?

Simon H., Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

'Coma White'

Welcome To (Turrican), Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Huh. Didn't expect that.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:09 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

weird results!

still the best album ever

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:33 (two years ago) Permalink

are any of the post-Holy Wood records worthy?

the one from last year-ish is soooo good

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:33 (two years ago) Permalink

i disagree with almost everything i've said in this thread

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Which begs the question.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

yes I have heard last year's album and it rules

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 11 August 2016 16:59 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I have a weird relationship with this record: I dug "The Dope Show" after not really feeling one way or another about his/their earlier material and bought the album when it came out in 1998, loved it on first listen, and then never really cared to check out anything they did afterwards. But the real reason I'm posting in this thread in 2018 is that I just found the poll and no one voted for "The Last Day on Earth" and wtf, c'mon, that song rules

It's like an Christian pop (thewufs), Saturday, 10 March 2018 01:27 (six months ago) Permalink


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