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Unsound

July 9, 2012

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Dust Devil
1:57
2
Semi-Pseudo-Sort-Of Plan
4:13
3
Sectionals in Mourning
2:58
4
This Is Hi-Fi
3:30
5
Second Television
3:39
6
Part the Sea
3:09
7
Fell-->H2O
3:53
8
Add in Unison
4:06
9
7's
2:11
10
What They Tell Me
2:35
11
Opener
2:16

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 9, 2012
  • Label: Fire Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Fire Records
  • Total Length: 34:27
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  • ASIN: B0084HOTTY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,539 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great MOB album July 12, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Ho hum. I get a certain type of aural pleasure from listening to a new MOB album that I don't get from any of my other albums. They have really perfected post-punk, but at the same time have created this unique sound that nobody could ever copy. What other band has three band members consisting of a drummer, bassist, and guitarist that trades off lead singing duties from song to song with each member owning a unique, perfect voice for the genre? None, in my estimation. Oh yeah, they also together create wonderful vocal harmonies. And the instruments? Do you like idiosyncratic drumming, angular guitar riffs, strange tape manipulations, an overall sonic attack that creates a highly original noise, yet oddly catchy tunes? This is rock music that creates brain cells.

I do like this album more than their last also-great album The Sound, The Speed, The Light but not quite as much as Vs., OnOffOn, or The Obliterati. The biggest gripe I have over this one is that it clocks in at only 35 minutes. 2-3 more songs probably would have made this one just as good as their best ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
7th release since 1981 from this now iconic Boston experimental rock band. They're an acquired
taste; a manipulated dose of dissonance and turmoil with a riveting undercurrent of power.
Herky-jerky post-punk with a viciously ripping rhythmic angularity that's balanced by a well-
developed sense of how to integrate melody with the politics of noise & anger. M.O.B. has
perfected the art of building controlled tension by placing urgent talk/sing vocals over vacillating
layers of antsy, spazzed-out guitar chords that swirl feedback into a cohesive wave of sound.
Members have played in several other bands, including Birdsongs Of the Mesozoic, Shellac,
Volcano Suns, Kustomized. Sometimes recalls Gang of Four, Pere Ubu, early Mekons,
Scumbag Philosopher. Another strong, challenging album form a talented band with a unique
sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How do they still do it? October 12, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I've been listening to MoB since the late 80s, when I bought the Rykodisc reissue of "Signals, Calls, and Marches" and "Vs." Since they reunited, I listen to clips of their new songs expecting to be disappointed. I never am. Unsound is no exception. Great wordplay, interesting sounds, bombastic and overpowering instrumental music. It still sounds fresh in 2012. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by this, but I am. Love it!
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