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The main thing that really bugged me at first with this album was the whole political thing (as, apparently, it did other people, too). I thought I read somewhere that the Blues Goblins project was supposed to be Sam's 'political outlet,' but I guess I was wrong. Some of the other songs on this album, though, are great, like "Master & Dog," "Lullaby #2," and some others.
So if you like Quasi, buy this album without a second thought, for better or for worse. If you're just getting into the band, get "Featuring Birds" first and then go from there.
The album is filled with songs of great depth and excellent arrangement such as "Drunken Tears", "No one", and "Lullaby pt. 2." Yeah, the cover art kind of sucks, but oh well.
I'm saddened that people will give such a musically enjoyable album a low rating merely because they disagree with the politcal message in one or two of the songs. Get a freaking grip.
However, even reviewing the album on it's own terms, it's actually quite amazing. Although there are only eleven tracks on here (compared to, oh, the sixteen tracks from "Featuring 'Birds'"), it's just as long as almost any other Quasi album.
This album is addicting. It's all I've been listening to for a solid two days now, with my current favorites being "Hot Sh*t," "Good Time Rock & Roll," "Master & Dog," "Sunshine Sounds," and "No One."
"Sunshine Sounds" is my absolute favorite. It's seven minutes long, and full of really great guitar work. Most of it's instrumental. It starts right away, and goes through a series of different melodies and patterns. It finishes, as odd as it sounds, like a good novel would -- everything is resolved.
"White Devil's Dream," musically, is quite different. Really avant-garde. I like it. Lyrically? Well, at least they actually had the nerve to say what they thought. Not many songwriters these days do. However, in a couple years, it's going to be really outdated, which is a tad unfortunate.
I even think the cover art and the album title are fine; the first time I saw the cover, I actually laughed. It's just goofy, that's all.
Is it worth a purchase? Yeah, of course, especially if you're a Quasi fan. They're branching out into new territories, and, for the most part, I like what I hear.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, well, well. Malcontent, Sam Coomes, is so much full of vitriol these days, he ruins this album with his tiresome leftist rantings. Read morePublished on September 21, 2005 by Acroyear
I liked Quasi better when they kept their noses out of politics.
This album, aloof left-wing politics aside, just leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Read more
I got a freaking grip on this album, and it stinks. Sam bin Laden, oops, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss can't write em like like they used to. Read morePublished on October 26, 2003
I agree, "White Devil's Dream" is racist. Calling an Anglo-American president a "white devil" is something the Taliban would do.
This album is pure bilge. Read more
"Bombs fall like rain," whines Sam Coomes in the aloof "White Devil's Dream". Of course, as Coomes "eloquently" puts it, the "White Devil" is the eviiil, WHITE, conservative G.W. Read morePublished on October 9, 2003 by Nancy Pelosi