So Far, So Good...So What! [Explicit]

July 27, 2004 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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  • Original Release Date: January 26, 1988
  • Release Date: January 26, 1988
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: This compilation (C) 2004 Capitol Records, Inc
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  • Total Length: 54:19
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B000TGZPUU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,792 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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One of the best metal albums ever.
Leroy Michaels
I'm a huge fan and thus is why I love this album, but I really think most Thrash Metal fans will agree that this album is an underrated gem of an album.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Johnathan on August 22, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my favorite megadeth albums. Some classic Megadeth tracks are on here, but this album was always looked as one of megadeths worst because of the production. Now that this album is newly remixed and remastered by Dave Mustaine himself, it sounds like it was supposed to- great songwriting without all that reverb.

This is Megadeth's 3rd album, and it features their second recording lineup- Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chuck Behler, and Jeff Young.

Into the Lungs of Hell: 9/10

The instrumental introduction to the album, and a good one at that.

Set the World Afire: 10/10

This is the first song that Dave wrote after being fired from Metallica in 1983, originally titled "Megadeth". This is one of the highlights of the album, with some cool lyrics and a great guitar solo from Jeff Young.

Anarchy in the UK: 10/10

A cover of the infamous Sex Pistols song. I think its really cool that Dave covered a punk song, because I've always thought that Megadeth had elements of punk in their sound.

Mary Jane: 10/10

This song includes more great guitar riffage and many tempo changes. Definately one of my favorites on the album.

502: 8/10

Well, you can tell that Dave was on Drugs when he wrote this song, with a lame imatation of a siren by dave, and some of the worst lyrics he's ever written (Pull over sh**head, its the cops), but I still like the song, because it adds to the overall mood of the album.

In My Darkest Hour: 10/10

Definately the best on the album. It was also written after he found out about Cliff Burton's death, when his understanding of "someone being there for you" was born. Some of Daves best lyrics are featured here.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Forrest Blake Armstrong on November 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is Megadeth's 3rd, and in my opinion most under appreciated album. As most Megadeth fans know, the album "Rust in Peace" was critiqued very positively for its complexity and composition. Why the heck did it take them that long!? They should have listened to "So Far SO Good So What!?"! First of all, and I may be biased, but this album is VERY complex coming from a guitar players point of view. Its an ALMOST perfect blend of speed, thrash, mainstream solo, kick em' in the face type of record. It REALLY gets you pumped. Especially "Into the lungs of hell", the first song, man its an awesome musical feat for Mustaine and former guitarist Jeff Young. The song gives me Goosebumps. And every song has SOME part in it that makes you want to either headbang, or go pick up a guitar and shred! So for a serious Mega fan, this is SO the album for you.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By 0degreesk on November 7, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is my second favorite Megadeth album after "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" I have a real soft spot for it in my heart and still go to it very often, probably even more often that "Peace Sells..." to be honest. Unfortunately, the only digital copy I have is compiled of 128 kbps tracks (the "Hook In Mouth" file is 96 kbps!!!)

So, when I saw this I bought it and was truly excited to finally hear the album in all it's greatness. Within the first few seconds of the first track, I knew something was wrong. This is not a "remaster"... this is a "revision" and I'm 100% against this kind of thing. Instrumentation has been added, vocals have been added and effects have been added throughout. It's unlistenable.

I'm all for remastering old albums. Clean stuff up, remove noise, remix, whatever. But it should be against the law to ADD or DELETE content. I know this album by heart and this isn't the album I grew to love.

Time to track down a vintage 1988 CD.

P.S. This reminds of when I bought my first DVD player and bought the "30th Anniversary Edition" of Night of the Living Dead. One of the producers or writers actually FILMED "missing scenes" and had some goth synth musician create the "soundtrack they always wanted but couldn't afford"... what a travesty. This is the same kind of travesty here. Horrible.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Noel McKinney on February 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
So Far, So Good, So What is my favourite of Megadeth's first three albums. A lot of people say that Peace Sells is the pinnacle of Megadeths career; that album has never really cut it for me.
It is on this album that Megadeth really begin to show promise which would eventually lead to them recording some classic albums such as Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction and Crytic Writings.
My favourite tracks on this particular album are Anarchy In The U.K. a brillant cover of the Sex Pistols classic,Mary Jane with great guitar work from Dave, In My Darkest Hour one of Megadeths best ever songs and Hook in Mouth a fantastic piece both lyrically and musically. The weak point on the album is probably the song 502, although it could be said it is far stronger than some earlier released material and some of the songs the band have done in recent years.
Whatever about the weak points this is a fine album and proves that there was life in Megadeth before Marty Friedman's arrival.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A. Stutheit on September 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This was Megadeth's last album released in the 1980's, and it is also considered by most fans to be their last true thrash album. "So Far, So Good...So What?" is my second favorite Megadeth album (second only to "Rust in Peace.") I might be alone in this opinion, but I do prefer this C.D. to its predecessor, (Megadeth's sophomore album "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?"). Every song on this disc (especially the instrumental) grabs me; this album is catchier and more contagious than "Peace Sells."

"So Far, So Good...So What?" hadn't aged well, and it hadn't stood the test of time, because when it was originally released, back in 1988, it came across sounding rather stale, because its production was pretty bad. Therefore, I think reissuing/remastering this album was a great idea. The result of the remaster made these songs sound better than ever! Like most of Megadeth's remasters (they reissued their whole back catalogue), the rough and raw sound of the original C.D. is gone, here, but the sound quality is clearer, louder, and all-around MUCH better.

"Into the Lungs of Hell" is the album's opening song, and it is also the instrumental. The whole song is very catchy (especially the opening guitar sounds), and a few solos are also included. It's not quite as good as Metallica's "Orion," but this song is still very good.

"Set the World Afire" should be titled "Set Our Fret Boards Afire," because this song begins with really fast, running, almost buzzsaw riffs. Three good guitar solos are tossed in, (but the first one is pushed to the back, because this song's rhythm is so crunchy.)

"Anarchy in the U.K." is a cover of an old Sex Pistols song. Some people like this cover, some people hate it; personally, I don't find anything wrong with it.
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