I Hate Music

August 20, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 20, 2013
  • Label: Merge Records
  • Copyright: 2013 Merge Records
  • Total Length: 37:24
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  • ASIN: B00EISE0OC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,099 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Maybe the best first three songs on any record ever!
Dave Lipnicke
To make an album this good at this stage in their career (Their 1st LP was released in 1990) is exceptional.
Charlie Quaker
All songs are awesome and production quality is excellent!
Sean T

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Gorman Bechard on August 20, 2013
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If every band I've ever loved could have (or would in the future) follow Superchunk's model of how to keep it going, I'd be a happy man. Superchunk could literally write the book on how to grow old gracefully in rock & roll.

They began as every great band before them. A kick-ass balls-to-the-wall record. Theirs was self-titled, released in 1990, and just happen to contain one of the greatest rock anthems of all time in "Slack MF." It's refrain of "I'm working/But I'm not working for you/Slack MF" still today rings loud and clear voicing the frustrations of the last two generations at least. If the off-wall street folk had a slogan as concise as this they might have gotten somewhere.

Now granted, this first album came at a time when people were wrongly convinced that the genius embers that were burning out in Minneapolis had somehow moved west to Seattle. Uh-uh. Wrong! They moved southeast to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. And Superchunk planted the seeds that over the next few years would give us the likes of Archers of Loaf and Polvo. Rock & roll in the 90s was Chapel Hill.

For their second album the band had Steve Albini behind the boards and delivered a masterpiece. "No Pocky for Kitty" stands for me as one of the classic indie rock albums of all time. And they didn't stop there, "On The Mouth," "Foolish," "Here's Where The Strings Come In." Three abums in three years. Then three more over the next six years. And I'm not even counting the EPs and B-sides. Never a miss. Never an album that made you wonder what went wrong.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Brown on August 28, 2013
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I don't write many reviews, but with that bogus 1-star one, I feel compelled to speak up. This is a TERRIFIC album for anyone who loves rock and roll, indie rock, or guitars. Greg & Jim on "Sound Opinions" gave it an enthusiastic double "buy it," and Pitchfork gives it a 7.8. Those are folks that know. I would give it about an 8.5-9, or 4.5 Amazon stars, so I'm rounding up to 5. It's on a par with the last excellent "Majesty Shredding." It's equally fun on the surface but lyrics are a touch darker--which is OK and necessary sometimes. I agree that it probably appeals most to the 40-something or late 30-something set like myself who have aged along with Superchunk. But if you like a noisy pop tunes, energy, and real lyrics, this is it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Quaker on September 14, 2013
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On their 10th studio album, these North Carolina indie rock legends showcase some of their best
songwriting since the early days of "Slack MF" fame. This is clean, tight, vibrant high-
energy indie guitar pop with a raw, gritty polish and hooks you can hang your hat on. There's
lots of hum-along thunder-songs that incorporate a punk-core immediacy with the maturity and
confidence of experienced players. "I Hate Music" is filled with straightforward indie rockers that
will put a smile on your face, a Doc Marten's pop bounce in your step and leave you wanting
more. Members have played with Seam, Portastatic, the Mountain Goats. Reminiscent of bands
like Redd Kross, Weezer, Archers of Loaf, 3 Colours Red, GRMLN, Milk Music, Jeff the
Brotherhood, Nada Surf. To make an album this good at this stage in their career (Their 1st LP
was released in 1990) is exceptional. It's not a stretch to say this may be the best overall album
they've ever recorded. Really, really good!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Drischord on August 27, 2013
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Another great record from the newly energized Superchunk. I Hate Music ranks among their best, although the gold standard is the record directly before it, Majesty Shredding. That album's totally brilliant song structure and phrasing (esp. on highlights like My Gap Feels Weird) aren't equaled here, but in terms of poppy melodies, energy and production, you can't go wrong with I Hate Music. Highlights include Trees of Barcelona and FOH, but there isn't a single dud on here. Recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sean T on August 22, 2013
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I've liked Superchunk and appreciated their place in the world of indy rock, but I've never LOVED them...I LOVE "I Hate Music"! All songs are awesome and production quality is excellent!
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I think it's a pretty solid album overall, it's not a favorite, but I enjoy it when it comes up on random play
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By KBRI tunes on December 4, 2013
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Indie rock super heroes return with another classic. Superchunk kicked off the Chapell Hill scene 25 years ago and still remain vitally relevant. Loud, anthemic, fun and sensitive at the same time. Mac and Laura's label, Merge Records, is still one of best and most consistant publishers of music today
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By Matt Chatham on November 24, 2013
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Majesty Shredding is one of my favorite records in recent memory, so I was really excited for I Hate Music. While I don't think IHM is quite as well crafted as Majesty and there are a few songs I find myself skipping, it still has a ton of great pop punk tunes that are energetic, catchy, and fun. I probably played Me and You and Jackie Mittoo around fifteen times the day I picked this up; My only gripe with the song is that it's criminally too short. Some other favorites are Low F, Breaking Down, and Your Theme. If you like Superchunk, definitely check it out.
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