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Say the words "change of sound" to a fan in regard to their favorite band's latest release and check for a reaction. In the case of the Suicide Machines, a lot of folks who enjoyed Destruction by Definition and Battle Hymns will likely use the s word when referring to the Detroit-based band's third effort: sellout. Instead of high-octane ska and punk, the Suicide Machines have ventured into Green Day-Blink 182 territory. The opening track "Sometimes I Don't Mind" (a salute to bassist Royce Nunley's dog) is inoffensive at worst, catchy as hell at best. When the band rears back and blasts out more gristle-laced heavings like "I Hate Everybody," it almost sounds forced. The band's future may be in sunshiny, upbeat power pop--the hooks on "Perfect Day" and "Too Many Words" are not for the jaded. This disc fits the cliché "short but sweet" perfectly. --Jason Josephes


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  • Audio CD (February 15, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: February 15, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B00004D3D2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,802 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott on April 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
i don't know why everyone's trashing this album. i've followed the suicide machines since Destruction by Definition, so when this came out, i already knew exactly what kind of sound they had. i was very happy with the sound of their first two albums and this album didn't let me down at all. i was actually very impressed. to me, what this third album did was say, "hey, we've proven that we can play this fast punk stuff. it's been done. now let us show you how much ELSE we're capable of." they really spread their wings on this, keeping the same suicide machines foundation but expanding it tremendously.

the first song is one of my favorites by them, it's just a great solid tune. it pretty much doesn't let down from there. it's a whole album of incredibly talented musicianship and songwriting, ending in one of the best and most unlikely covers ever.

i still don't see how people can hear this album and not love it. i think it's probably one of the single greatest albums i've ever heard. if nothing else, you have to appreciate the skill. people that cry "sellout" are mindless anyway, what do they know?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tunafish on March 15, 2000
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Its a shame that people are so set in the notion that a band should continue to produce the same sound with each release. This season marks a definite change, but it is a change for the better, especially after Battle Hymns, which didn't take a single risk and was as boring as an Amazon.com listener review. Don't compare it to Blink; this is a unique cd which varies itself with each track so it never gets boring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brent M. on June 13, 2005
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While it may not be legendary, as most of the other Suicide Machines albums are to me, it sure proves to a lot of people that The Suicide Machines aren't just a bunch of working class kids from Detroit that whine and complain about today's politics with heavy music. This is the defining point in every band's career, where they show if they will be successful, or just jump into the mainstream pile like so many other bands do. This quartet wanted to show everybody that they can write and play more than what they are known for, and I think they do it very well on this album. My favorites include :

2. Permanent Holiday - An up-beat thriller that is just a quick, great song.
3. The Fade Away - This track slows things down a bit. I'd have to say my favorite part of this one is the bridge.
8. I Hate Everything - Almost sounding a little rap-core on this one, such as P.O.D. or Linkin Park, The Suicide Machines will have you punching holes in walls with 'I Hate Everything'.
12. Reasons - TSMs go back to their roots with this track. It may be short, but it sounds like it just came off "Battle Hymns". My personal favorite.
14. I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - A remake of a droopy, slow classic. The cut time in this track is really what makes it sound full.

Altough it came at kind of a bad point in their career, considering that a band's third album is its defining line, it's still music to my ears. And while it may not be for everyone, I'm a big fan of this CD, and if you like the Suicide Machines, you should really consider it. Thank you for your time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. T. Nite on February 28, 2000
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The Suicide Machines have historically been known for pounding, screaming punk rock, a respectable genre well worth exploring. But on their new album, they go for something *gasp* different.
There's always talk of "selling out" when bands explore a different sound. REM "sold out" with Monster, Metallica with Load, etc. The term implies that the group is alienating their old fans in a bid for commercial success. The accusation rarely holds water -- what did Metallica have to prove after the black album, or REM after Automatic for the People? They already HAD commercial success -- and all the wailing about Suicide Machines is no exception.
This is a daring exploration in different and more complex musical genres, not a sell-out. The Machines try everything from an Irish-influenced 6/8 drinking song (oh, that's *obviously* a bid for commercial success) to a little Blink 182-style pop to a wailing cover of a Country and Western song. The results -- the bravado pays off, and you get a very listenable disk that sounds like three or four different bands were involved. Artists as diverse as Tom Waits, They Might Be Giants, and Chuck E. Weiss take this eclectic approach to making an album, and the results are always intriguing. Looking for a more complex sound, or simply a different sound, is not a sign of weakness in a band -- generally, it's a sign of boredom, and generally it results in a new shot of energy. If the *only* type of music you like in the world is screaming, pure punk, then you won't like this album. But if that's your deal, you should probably try to expand your horizons and check it out anyway.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike on July 21, 2003
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Whether you're new to this band or not, the opening number "Sometimes I Don't Mind" will be met with confusion. Old fans will wonder where the ska and hardcore has gone, and newcomers will wonder how a band called "Suicide Machines" could sound so non-threatening.
The Machines 3rd album is certainly a departure from their signature sound, obviously an attempt to break into the mainstream in the wake of blink-182's making it big. However, the confusion brought on by "Sometimes I Don't Mind" fades as soon as track 2, "Permanent Holiday" begins. Dripping in punk attitude, the slacker anthem is the best track on the album. It's a while before that magic is replacated though - in fact, we wait until nearly the end of the album before the energy rises to the same level with the drinking song "Goodbye For Now," and the frenzied cover of "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" that was recorded for the S.L.C. Punk soundtrack.
Unfortunately, the attempts to go mainstream aren't quite as consistent. "No Sale" and "Extraordinary" are memorable, (particularly the last, which employs a full Beatles-esque string arrangement), but others like "Too Many Words," and "Perfect Day" are so slickly arranged that they could pass for sitcom theme songs. Elsewhere, their attempt at Linkin Park nu-metal, "I Hate Everything" is forced and messy.
For evidence of just how far removed from the mainstream the Suicide Machines can go, look no further than "Reasons." That one-minute long blast of scathing hardcore punk shows that even on their poppiest album yet, the Suicide Machines can still tear it up like no other.
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