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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 (five years ago) link

"posthuman," incidentally

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

Title track.

jmm, Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:48 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

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

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 (five years ago) link

lol i knew i was thinking of the wrong bowie song

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

also agree that warrant covering exit music is a welcome aesthetic

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

'Coma White'

Welcome To (Turrican), Saturday, 11 October 2014 00:03 (five years ago) link

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

System, Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

Huh. Didn't expect that.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 12 October 2014 01:09 (five years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Which begs the question.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:20 (three years ago) link

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

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

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 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

i love this album so much and i very much love that the title track won

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 21:05 (six months ago) link

I was arguing this album's virtues the other day.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

dead astronaut in spaaaaaaaaace

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 21:08 (six months ago) link

songs that deserved votes:

all of them, but in particular
speed of pain
disassociative
i want to disappear
new model no. 15
last day on earth

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 December 2019 19:47 (six months ago) link

are any of the albums btwn Holy Wood and Pale Emperor worth hearing?

Simon H., Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:05 (six months ago) link

i've never investigated and have no desire to

even holy wood is kinda running on fumes

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:06 (six months ago) link

omg I just realized I already asked this question on this very thread xp

Simon H., Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:06 (six months ago) link

i've heard the occasional positive thing about born villain

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

the singles from the tim sköld era (golden age of grotesque and eat me, drink me) are bad enough that i can't imagine the albums are much better

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

I found a copy of EMDM in a thrift store bin yesterday but it didn't seem like a sound investment

Simon H., Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:22 (six months ago) link

i love this album so much and i very much love that the title track won

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 21:05 (two days ago) link

^^^^^^^

Tim F, Friday, 13 December 2019 00:59 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

Classic album

Mule, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:54 (one week ago) link

Such great guitar sound, all crunchy and compressed.

Mule, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:58 (one week ago) link


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