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Atomizer

Big BlackAudio Cassette
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Audio Cassette (August 22, 1994)
  • Label: Touch & Go Records
  • ASIN: B0000019IX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Albini's Finest Moment! August 23, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
This is IT, folks! When this slab of vinyl first came out, I was into them big time already, having seen them live a few times. But when I first put it on the 'table, the neurons in my brain were forever changed! As the album title says, ATOMIZER! Jordan, Minnesota, even if the story was false, with Albini jumping the gun at the time, just imagine the storyline as fiction, & this is the start of some of the most unique brutal power soundscapes ever put to record. PERIOD. All of it's absolute killer, no filler, with Kerosene being the finest "tune" that the band ever made. I could play it every day & will never get tired of it-Timeless! Get this along with Songs About F*****g, and this is all you'll ever need from the output of Steve Albini, with Rapeman being just ok, & Shellac, while great live, pretty much crap on record, except for about 10 songs (see review on At Action Park)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Far ahead of it's time February 13, 2014
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This was Industrial before people knew it was a sound. I've been searching for this for years and was delighted to find Amazon has Big Black albums here. The wall of sound hits you and seems almost impenetrable until the subtle themes held within shine through. It is a dark, disturbing album full of noise and dissonance which worms it's way into the inner recesses of your mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hopelessly Essential March 1, 2013
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"Atomizer," for my money, is the definitive Big Black album, and Big Black is the band that put Steve Albini forever in the shrine of rock deities. Loud, disaffected, angry, off-kilter, and with not a small amount of industrial overtones from the static blasts, noisy drones, and drum machine, this influenced countless bands and still stands alone in its sound, intensity, and social outrage. Atomizer takes on small town disaffections, domestic violence, child exploitation, and a host of other aspects of humanity's darker side, and does so with pretty insanely designed sounds that are hard to imagine coming from guitars.

In today's world of social ills, one could easily wonder where the "Atomizer" of the 21st Century is. Where is the outrage, the anger, the pathos, the inspection of what should be addressed? Come to find out, in the 25 years since Atomizer came out, humankind sure hasn't changed much...which is disappointing. However, Atomizer remains a salve-through-sound for the darkness surrounding us, starting a deep mosh pit that will pummel any abuser who comes near. Wrap yourself in the sonic onslaught and come out stronger.

"Atomizer" is perhaps one of the best heavy "rock" albums of all time, certainly one of the most influential, and something no one has come close to replicating.
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I still think that 4, maybe 5, good songs and they do suffer a bit from the malaise of late '80s undie rock that was getting louder and more violent as the bands had less to say. Side 2 still feels pretty much like a loss if not for the live "Cables" and "Big Money" was ok, but was not great, so why the 45 release (b-side, "Il Duce", was better)? Still, a better album than I'd probably like to admit and it WAS influential (although a bit of self-parody is already evident here).
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