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Born Into This

The CultAudio CD
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The Cult are an English rock band, formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in Britain in the mid 1980s as a post-punk and gothic rock band with singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary", before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as "Love Removal Machine". The band fuses a "heavy metal ... Read more in Amazon's The Cult Store

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  • Audio CD (October 2, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: October 2, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B000UJBYD8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,259 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Legendary alternative rock band The Cult return with all guns blazing on their eighth studio album, Born Into This, their first in six years. Reminiscent of earlier works Love and Electric, the album sees the band returning to their rock roots while embracing several modern sonic elements in many of the songs. With Born Into This, The Cult have created an album that not only speaks to their rabid fans, but seeks to put them squarely back on the map as one of greatest straight up rock & roll bands in the world. Quintessential Cult songs like Dirty Little Rockstar and I Assassin and their enormous hooks will allow them to do just that.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The CULT are back! October 14, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a 2 CD set and while first CD is the same as the "Born into This" standard edition the second disc contains an extended version of the "Savages" song which is a great tune. Two demo versions of songs on the first disc which are interesting to listen to since they have a totally different sound. There are also two new songs not on the first disc. One of them being possibly the best song on the whole set (War Pony Destroyer).

I have noticed some people have panned this CD but I totally disagree. This is a very solid set of songs with high production standards but with a raw feel to them. It is very much a Cult CD with the Indian and mystical connotations, roaring guitars, and Ian Astbury's one-of-a-kind vocals. My faves on the set are the rockers: "Savages", "Sound of Destruction", "War Pony Destroyer", and "Dirty Little Rockstar". There is also a very good slow song "Holy Mountain" that really showcases Ian's vocals.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Harsh and Underdeveloped Low-Point. October 6, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Congratulations Billy and Ian - you have just released your worst album.

No, let me start over.
I am a huge fan of The Cult. I own everything they have released and not one of their studio albums is a dud...until now. This is a forgettable, harshly and roughly produced album of underwritten and sadly forgettable songs. There's not a memorable hook, lyric, or riff here and Ian's voice has developed an undefinable "something" which grates right alongside the grating bad production.

Like many others I have been waiting years for this thing, positive that it would be another classic Cult record, but as so many aging bands reach "that" age, they start to lose the plot, or just give up on trying very hard. There's no spark, no fire, no drive on display here. Don't even get me started on that cover-art or the song "Dirty Little Rock Star" which both scream Middle Age Out-of-Touch.

I will continue to look forward to Cult releases and try to block this one out of my head, it pretty much sucks.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enough solid songs to recommend October 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I expected to be very disappointed by this album. Another literary reference for a title, from a Bukowski poem and Nietzsche's "Beyond Good and Evil" for the last album. (Ian, we get it , you read). Then, the first time I heard "Dirty Little Rockstar" it sounded like The Cult covering INXS covering the Stones, "Undercover of the Night".

Nonetheless, I"m converted.

"I Assassin" and "Illuminated" instantly caught my attention and all but 2 of the other songs are rapidly growing on me. Granted, there are no riffs or solos that are gonna make any guitar players envious, but the album still stands on its own merits. I think the comparisons to "Love" and "Electric" are overblown. "Born Into This" sounds more like their under-rated, self-titled album with a few throwbacks to "Love". That's good enough for me.

Now if Ian would just lose the bandana and work the crowd when they tour.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking that definitive hook, solo, or melody July 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Before I get to Born Into This, I must get something out of the way that bothers me about this great band: one reviewer stated about the 1994 album that The Cult doesn't have an ear for their own best tunes. I agree. For most of their albums, they leave off tunes I consider better than the ones to make the cut, and I am left scrambling for the imports or singles. It happened as early as Dreamtime(Bonebag is a great tune and should have been on the US version), likewise for Love (I LOVE Little Face, but it's only on a rare pressing), Electric, when The Manor Sessions were first recorded (Love Trooper and others from Manor are among my all time faves of theirs), it happened again with BG and E (Libertine was amazing), and, yes, it happened again for this album. In my opinion, Stand Alone and War Pony Destroyer are the two best songs and most Cult-like that only made the Savage Edition. Something MUST change!

Now, to this album. As others have stated, the band is tight and plays well as a unit, but we have a lack of composition here. Something is just missing. There is energy. Energy needs to be harnessed and directed. That added touch that defines vintage Cult isn't present. There are hints of potential, but it's ultimately a misfire. Billy's leads are sparse; I only counted 3 songs with any soloing. Lest' the boys not dare follow Metallica's St. Anger goof of no solos! The drums are a bit hollow, too. Even Ian's lyrics could use some catchier choruses. Some nice bass lines, but that's it. Chris Wyse is the best bass player they've had in a while. Ian was proud of the quick studio time it took to cut the tracks. True, 2 years in the studio to over produce is not good, but neither is a 2 month rush job when the band has 2-3 singles and decides to make a full album.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I will have my Dreamtime!!!!!! October 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Whew!!!....Thank God that's over!!!!Man, I just had the worst dream ever!!! I was dreaming that my favorite band in the world, THE (friggin') CULT, put out this CD called "Born Into This"...It was like somebody said," Hey, I want you guys to make 7 versions of the same bad song, and then purposely write the remaining songs to almost be good".....And, supposedly, this charlatan named "Youth" produced it...and he was acting like their friend and telling them this was cutting-edge modern rock and roll....And I was thinking that nobody would let them release something this terrible.....and.....and....wait a minute.....oh no.....THE HORROR........THE HORROR..............
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
Excellent CD. GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT. Very informative and interesting. It was a very pleasant surprise. Glad I bought it.
Published 5 months ago by TERESSA30
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful
Bought this sometime ago but just getting around to reviewing it. I thought I had done it already.

This release by the Cult just confirms that they are one of the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nick Pusloskie
4.0 out of 5 stars Really solid album
I was pleasantly surprised to get Born Into This and listen to how good it was. The Cult have delivered a solid, if not outstanding album here with the single Dirty Little... Read more
Published 14 months ago by QueensRob
3.0 out of 5 stars The Cult - Born Into This
I think I own every CD The Cult ever made. This is a good album, and I would recommend it. However, this is their newest album, and I do prefer their older stuff more.
Published 17 months ago by Denise Hreha
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fan Let Down
A huge fan here. A lifer if you will.

This was a let down for me. Big time. Yes there are some good songs in the mix. But It's overall a bloated release. Read more
Published on January 12, 2012 by C. Welch
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - The Cult puts out another strong CD
I'm puzzled at all the negative reviews around "Born Into This." I purchased this CD the day it was released, and have from the beginning loved it. Read more
Published on January 3, 2012 by Mogulmeister
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
This is definetely not one of their best albums. I can say its one of their worst but not so bad to be characterized as a bad album. Read more
Published on May 28, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
4.0 out of 5 stars A mature Cult
Hey, we all grow up. So here, I hear a little of all the Cult's past. Yes, a little bit more restrained, but it certainly does not disappoint. Read more
Published on December 24, 2010 by Bach the Rock
4.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with this band.....
Great album, from start to finish. Is not their best work, but definively a very good effort. Ian's voice is strong as ever, and the riffing from Mr. Read more
Published on May 10, 2009 by MARCOS ANTONIO BELLO PEREZ
3.0 out of 5 stars Somehow a lesser Cult
The Cult's Born Into This is a solid effort, sounds strong and should please anybody who's been into them, but it hardly can be considered a gem in their career. Read more
Published on May 8, 2009 by Paulo Alm
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New Cult CD

Glad to hear you are a long time fan, and like the new song. I've already pre-ordered this one and look forward to hearing it! Heck, I even love the album cover as well.
Sep 27, 2007 by nothing |  See all 4 posts
found the cd yesterday at a local store~ Not even officially released
You are very lucky to get the new cult CD. Awesome, they are one of my favorites. Ian has a great voice, I own Love,
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