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G-d have mercy on our dirty little hearts: Year Zero

By LilDebbie in Culture
Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 12:00:00 PM EST
Tags: music, reviews (all tags)
Music

Arcturus twinkles in the South. The Stars are Right. A new NIN album descends upon the body politic. Goths everywhere titter in anticipation and industrial fanbois turn their noses, still smarting from earlier insult. Your correspondent has spent the past two days listening nigh constantly in order to form impressions that you, gentle reader, may use to determine whether or not to pirate buy this new halo.

Year Zero is a concept album, a creature of the Nineties with no place in the new millenium, but hey, Trent does what he wants. The album is staged in the near-future, 2022 when the calendar is reset to usher in a new age of puritanical totalitarianism in these United States of America; a world where the government puts psycotropic drugs in the water and the Hand of G-d is seen by all. Yes, it's over the top, but that's part of the fun.


The Bad News
Okay, the first problem with the concept album in this day and age is the short intro track, in this case HYPERPOWER! At 1:42, it's getting into MSI levels of attention span. Good noise with a meaningful progression, but it's obviously intended to setup the album and fails as Following is The Beginning of the End, a painful pun of a title and a mediocre song. The monotonous bass drum throughout is made up for slightly with a creatively noisy finish, a recurrent theme in this Apocalypse-themed disc. Again, mercifully short.

You may already have heard the first single Survivalism. Here you'll find the first comparisons to the pop sound of the much-maligned With Teeth. Others include The Good Soldier, The Warning, and the first half of The Great Destroyer, which abruptly cuts to ninety (90) seconds of hardcore noise that should have been left to stand on its own. Survivalism is catchy enough to hook the kiddies and angry enough to make for a good workout song; a good single, nothing more. You may want to skip the others.

The News
In a recent interview, Mr. Reznor said of Year Zero, "you can dance to a lot of it. You can fuck to a lot of it."

Yes, there are dance tracks. Before you hardcore fanbois start frothing at the mouth, let me remind you that the same could be said of Closer, and that was awesome, right? Okay, these are more intentionally dance music, but it's still good. Liberal activists will get a kick out of his message to Dubya and company in Capital G. Like Survivalism, the lyrics are targeted at us evil Neocon bastards and yes, we get a kick out of it too.

And it wouldn't be a NIN album without a swipe at the Evangelicals. God Given warns us not to get caught "praying to the wrong piece of wood." Both tracks feature consistent beats for you to groove along to, vertically or horizontally, and are otherwise unremarkable.

The Good News
No doubt learning from his earlier mistake, Trent went to ground and got back to origins. Now this is industrial music. We begin with Vessel, quintessential machine music of the old school with a familiar wail crying, "can it go any faster?" Me, I'm Not and My Violent Heart serve as lyrical counterpoints to the dance tracks, the former a disjointed rejection of fear, the latter a very violent rejection of authority, especially in the chorus. Both tracks push the boundaries of traditional noise music, namely framing the beeps, squeels, and static into coherent form as only Mr. Reznor can.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of The Greater Good. He toys with the minimalist aesthetic but only manages a broken chain of droning tones, overdubbed with tedious whipers.

The Great News
One of the biggest problems with With Teeth was the absence of truly great songs. There are plenty of lame tracks in The Fragile, but no one cared because of tunes like The Great Below. Year Zero does not suffer this fault for three reasons: In This Twilight, Another Version of the Truth, and the penultimate Zero Sum. The first is a beautiful homage to a fictitious radiological attack on Los Angeles. This is a song to make love too. In the dark. On velvet sheets.

Excuse me, I have to do something.

That's better. Another Version of the Truth is Trent reminding us that yes, he plays the piano and damn well too, thankyouverymuch. Somewhat out of character, the sad notes contain a distant echo of hope. The sky is cobalt grey from horizon to horizon, but behind the clouds there is light. Or is that heat lightning?

Ending the album is a omen of unity; that rise or fall, it will be as one. This could be a reluctant embrace of globalization or merely a recognition of our mutual mortality. Musically, it's superb. Taking a cue from his erstwhile protégé, the chorus has an oddly appropriate gospel feel. The song tapers off, a few notes lingering, then fading into an uncertain future.

Four of five.

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G-d have mercy on our dirty little hearts: Year Zero | 84 comments (74 topical, 10 editorial, 1 hidden)
-1 (1.22 / 9) (#4)
by circletimessquare on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 04:08:55 PM EST

because you're an asshole

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

I love you too, cts (2.00 / 2) (#17)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:41:27 PM EST

What's your beef with me again? I've forgotten.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
you always -1 my stories nt (none / 1) (#21)
by circletimessquare on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:50:40 PM EST



The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

[ Parent ]
not always (2.00 / 2) (#22)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 11:00:43 PM EST

only like 95% of the time.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
because of that (2.50 / 4) (#23)
by circletimessquare on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 11:07:14 PM EST

same here

asshole


The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

[ Parent ]

GOOD THING I"VE GOT THE WAAAAAAAAMBULANCE (3.00 / 5) (#27)
by testicular torsion on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 11:49:09 PM EST

ON SPEED DIAL


"I added a significant number of  s to the end of that ascii art, making it a derivative work and therefore not pasta of any variety, no matter how delicious." - Jobst
[ Parent ]
hey dude (none / 1) (#34)
by eavier on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 02:51:18 AM EST

this isn't really your style, neg oneing just because of who the writer is.

Whatever you do, don't take it into your house. It's probably full of Greeks. - Vampire Zombie Abu Musab al Zarqawi

Ufology Doktor in da house

[ Parent ]
it is with lildebbie, that asshole nt (none / 1) (#37)
by circletimessquare on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 06:05:27 AM EST



The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

[ Parent ]
I hold a special place in his heart (3.00 / 2) (#48)
by LilDebbie on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 03:56:00 PM EST

the place that's causing the arrhthymia.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
i think hes mad about 911 (none / 0) (#26)
by raduga on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 11:47:41 PM EST



[ Parent ]
Did they not come when he called? (none / 0) (#84)
by grargrargrar on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 12:39:36 AM EST

New Troll

[ Parent ]
fucking safepeer's brought my azureus to a halt $ (none / 1) (#7)
by balsamic vinigga on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 05:02:32 PM EST



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java's called safepeer now? $ (3.00 / 4) (#11)
by Corey Haim on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 05:29:59 PM EST



[ Parent ]
lol network software should be written in C (none / 1) (#60)
by Old Ben Benzoate on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 06:27:49 AM EST

with liberal use of sprintf

[ Parent ]
have you ever used azureus? (3.00 / 4) (#66)
by Corey Haim on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 11:02:30 AM EST

it might as well be written in that logo/turtle language.

with liberal use of "TURTLE BE SLOW" and "TURTLE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO GARBAGE COLLECT" and "TURTLE DON'T WORRY IT'S OK TO FREEZE THE REST OF THE COMPUTER WHILE YOU TAKE YOUR SWEET FUCKING TIME DOING THAT"

[ Parent ]

What do YOU use? (none / 1) (#69)
by Corwin06 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 08:37:36 AM EST

On Windows, µtorrent is the definitive bitttorrent client, that's clear (what else uses 3M of RAM? Even an IRC client sucks up way more)

On Linux, it seems it's either Azureus or anothing usable at all. (Headless clients that you can use with "screen"? Please tell me it's a joke from the '70s.)

"and you sir, in an argument in a thread with a troll in a story no one is reading in a backwater website, you're a fucking genius
--circletimessquare
[ Parent ]
rTorrent 0.7 (none / 0) (#74)
by Corey Haim on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 12:40:39 PM EST

It's terminal-based with an ncurses interface.

Most people will still want a GUI, which is why there needs to be something lightweight yet still well-made like uTorrent for Linux (most of the GUI-based projects I checked out were shoddy and/or inactive).

But if you can find your way around the cursor keys, and you want something that will typically use too little CPU to register on "top", rTorrent certainly hits the spot. Faster up/down rates than Azureus, too (from my two weeks' experience using it).

[ Parent ]

Year zero is in the past (2.40 / 5) (#9)
by United Fools on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 05:24:52 PM EST

resection to history

We are united, we are fools, and we are America!
ok i've listened to it (2.62 / 8) (#12)
by balsamic vinigga on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 06:50:31 PM EST

not a bad effort.. problem is he has to follow his previous work..   which is why he released the intentionally shitty with teeth..  he'd rather suffer the embarassment of that album and lower the bar for Year Zero to follow.

He's like not even experimenting anymore he's like trying to write songs.  The thing I loved about him was like you'd hear Mr. Self Destruct and you'd be like ok that fucker can fuck it up with the industrial shit...  then Piggy would come on and you were like yo that's the most elaborate drum track ever synthesized! Which he later refined in the perfect drug..  Or then that A Warm Place would come on and you're like holy shit he can even do that delicate melody shit ( Another Version of truth can't even touch taht shit)

But then then there were the tracks that made you believe that Trent knew something about sequencing that nobody else knew.  How he'd lay the tracks down during the climaxes of Ringfinger and Closer...  you were sure there was some genius going on...  first he'd get the track about as crunk as any other electronic music that ever came before it..  then he'd start fucking it up even worse.. he'd drop a track here add one there, fade some other shit in and out.. and go on for a few minutes just straight fuckin it up.  The first time you heard these sequences it changed your whole perception of what's possible in music.  It brought us hope that there was still some unchartered territory in music theory that he was touching upon.

Where is that shit now? Sure Year Zero is competent in some areas..  it's like some shit you'd expect from Aphex Twin or some shit i mean cool but nothing that made you think "Oh no trent what the fuck you should get arrested for making shit that dope."

I mean the first time i heard Closer I wrote my senator's to get this fucker killed because nobody should be allowed to compose music like that. The fucker was like channeling some sorta superpower.  But then you listen to this year zero shit and it's like either he's too lazy or scared to discover or rediscover what he did in the past... or, more likely, he just got lucky in the past and he really doesn't know anything nobody else knows.

Trent's all thinking he's a song writer all of a sudden rather than the musical pioneer whose pole we all wanted to smoke back in the day.

When they hammer a coffin shut they usually use nails nine inches long. Well then NIN has finally earned its name. There's no hope it'll ever live again as it did in its former glory. NIN's coffin is ironacally nailed shut..  now trent needs to just throw the dirt on it and go home.

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I agree (none / 1) (#13)
by Delirium on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 07:56:40 PM EST

Year Zero is a decent industrial-rock album, and better than With Teeth but not really anything amazing.

[ Parent ]
Question (none / 1) (#19)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:47:30 PM EST

What was the last decent industrial rock album to come out?

Sometimes, all you have is ditch weed.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]

well, that much is true (none / 0) (#24)
by Delirium on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 11:10:22 PM EST

I like some recent stuff from Imperative Reaction, but it's leaning towards the EBM side of the fence. Maybe if KMFDM would start making better albums again.

[ Parent ]
Have you seen them live lately? (none / 0) (#25)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 11:20:27 PM EST

KMFDM that is. They're being held together with duct tape and dried semen.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
Rio Grande Blood (none / 0) (#33)
by Vampire Zombie Abu Musab al Zarqawi on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 02:45:28 AM EST

Sure, it's more metal than industrial, and far less cartoonish than the crap that defines the genre, but it's a decent album. Not among Ministry's best, but certainly better than NIN's faux-aggressive teenager-muzak for the new combover generation.

[ Parent ]
Skinny Puppy's Puppy Gristle $ (none / 1) (#70)
by Corwin06 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 08:48:10 AM EST


"and you sir, in an argument in a thread with a troll in a story no one is reading in a backwater website, you're a fucking genius
--circletimessquare
[ Parent ]
We have Rhymesayers up in da TC (none / 1) (#18)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:44:18 PM EST

So yeah I don't bother with any of that East/West coast shit. Midwest reprezent.

Though I note that our local king of hip-hop Slug did a colloboration on the album you mentioned. Cat Power too? Damn, that mofo gets around.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]

he's earned quite a diverse range of respect (none / 1) (#20)
by balsamic vinigga on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:48:15 PM EST

in the music industry since Fantastic Damage dropped in 2002. I mean these peops sure ain't colabbing for the $.

To be sure anybody who's anybody has not only heard that shit but has added that to their personal all time classics.  So once again GTFO my internets you nobody.

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[ Parent ]

if that's ironac (none / 0) (#45)
by raduga on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 11:33:26 AM EST

have I got a jagged little pill for YUO!

[ Parent ]
music (finally) (3.00 / 2) (#15)
by nostalgiphile on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 09:02:30 PM EST

I like it, but more on this later, after I pirate my copy...+1fp, btw, of course, thx/etc.

"Depending on your perspective you are an optimist or a pessimist[,] and a hopeless one too." --trhurler
You're welcome (none / 1) (#16)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 10:40:23 PM EST

Part of my reasoning for doing this is also to scoop the standard media outlets. That and it gave me an excuse to procrastinate on pr0n day.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
You are gay for Trent (3.00 / 6) (#28)
by BottleRocket on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 12:40:41 AM EST

Therefore, I find your impartiality suspect.

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While that may be true (3.00 / 6) (#29)
by LilDebbie on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 12:52:42 AM EST

I did say With Teeth sucked, because, well, it sucked. I like to think my hardon for the man makes me even more critical.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
+1 FP Just for the hunger (3.00 / 3) (#30)
by D Jade on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 01:22:47 AM EST

that will never be satiated

You're a shitty troll, so stop pretending you have more of a life than a cool dude -- HollyHopDrive
[ Parent ]
The hunger for gay cock (none / 0) (#35)
by it certainly is on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 02:54:23 AM EST

can never be satiated.

kur0shin.org -- it certainly is

Godwin's law [...] is impossible to violate except with an infinitely long thread that doesn't mention nazis.
[ Parent ]

now now it's only gay if the balls touch nt (none / 1) (#36)
by D Jade on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 04:37:29 AM EST



You're a shitty troll, so stop pretending you have more of a life than a cool dude -- HollyHopDrive
[ Parent ]
N-1N (none / 1) (#31)
by greengrass on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 01:25:36 AM EST



+1 despite the fact that it's from LilDeb... (3.00 / 3) (#32)
by Psycho Dave on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 02:41:48 AM EST

I likes me some NIN. This will probably be one of the few albums I actually buy this year.

Haven't heard Year Zero yet, but as long as it's better than With Teeth which wasn't horrible, just uninspired with one or two good tracks.

I have a theory that almost every artist (with a few exceptions) peaks at a certain point and everything that comes afterwards cannot quite touch that peak. U2 probably peaked with Achtung Baby since everything after that has been pretty boring. Ministry won't ever do anything as good as Psalm 69 again. Nirvana, well, they literally died after In Utero, but if Kurt swigged some shotgun mouthwash, that would have probably been as good as Nirvana ever got.

(I expect a snide post from fluxrad explaining how horrible and irrelevant NIN is and how we all have terrible taste in music because we don't listen to Pavement 24/7 within fifteen posts of this one)

Can you explain his taste in music? (none / 1) (#51)
by LilDebbie on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 04:05:16 PM EST

I tried. I really did, but all I could hear was HGUALGHUAHLAGUBHGAHUBHALUGBGLAGUH over wussy guitar.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
Last Pavement lyrics I remember: (none / 0) (#85)
by grargrargrar on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 12:44:50 AM EST

Barkum barkum barkum now, menomena! ad absurdium

[ Parent ]
trainspotting (none / 1) (#71)
by jolt rush soon on Sat Apr 14, 2007 at 07:13:42 AM EST

that sounds very much like sick-boy's theory:
Sick Boy: It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: What do you mean?
Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed...
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Some of his solo stuff's not bad.
Sick Boy: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either. And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shite.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: So who else?
Sick Boy: Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Presley...
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: OK, OK, so what's the point you're trying to make?
Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do is help you understand that The Name of The Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: What about The Untouchables?
Sick Boy: I don't rate that at all.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Despite the Academy Award?
Sick Boy: That means fuck all. The sympathy vote.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Right. So we all get old and then we can't hack it anymore. Is that it?
Sick Boy: Yeah.
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: That's your theory?
Sick Boy: Yeah. Beautifully fucking illustrated.

--
Subosc — free electronic music.
[ Parent ]
-1 "trent" (2.00 / 3) (#38)
by dongs on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 06:28:11 AM EST

faggot name

God, I hate NIN..... (3.00 / 4) (#41)
by Egil Skallagrimson on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 07:47:47 AM EST


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Hmph (2.50 / 2) (#42)
by rusty on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 09:24:29 AM EST

I think you're unfair to The Good Soldier, which was the first time I was moved to turn that shit up a bit. It is not With Teeth-y, IMO.

Good review, in any case. And a quite listenable album.

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Not the real rusty

I must respectfully disagree (none / 1) (#49)
by LilDebbie on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 03:58:45 PM EST

and must express profound confusion on your desire to turn the shit up on what is a relatively mellow song.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
Mellow, but groovy (none / 0) (#61)
by rusty on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 08:59:40 AM EST

I don't know. A good bassline just does that to me. It doesn't have to be all thrashing all the time -- I think my favorite NIN songs are generally the mellower ones, when Trent gets his hooks fully in gear.

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Not the real rusty
[ Parent ]
A good bassline (none / 1) (#67)
by wiredog on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 12:30:09 PM EST

You must love The Who then.

The idea of a global village is wrong, it's more like a gazillion pub bars.
Phage
[ Parent ]

+1 fp even while it's LilDebbie. (none / 1) (#43)
by vivelame on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 09:27:56 AM EST

Decent write-up, may compel me to listen to Year Zero and maybe buy it. With teeth was, well, actually without any. I'll buy it someday so i can again say i have absolutely everything by NIN (well, ok, i don't have a legit copy of Closure, but  it seems it can't be had anywhere, so there), through.

Speaking of LilDebbie, WTH is jjayson, btw? i miss him very much.

--
Jonathan Simon: "When the autopsy of our democracy is performed, it is my belief that media silence will be given as the primary cause of death."

jjayson (3.00 / 2) (#44)
by kitten on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 10:40:53 AM EST

was a fucking shithead and we're all glad he's gone. Or did you miss the debacle?
mirrorshades radio - darkwave, synthpop, industrial, futurepop.
[ Parent ]
Barely remember him. (3.00 / 2) (#53)
by kitten on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 05:40:46 PM EST

But, seriously, fuck jjayson. I hope he's rotting in the darkest depths of Hell and being raped by Nazis.
mirrorshades radio - darkwave, synthpop, industrial, futurepop.
[ Parent ]
well.. (3.00 / 2) (#59)
by vivelame on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 05:12:47 AM EST

... was a fucking shithead and we're all glad he's gone.

Yes, and No. He was my favorite shithead, the one and only who could make my blood boil with just one line of his usual tripe. CTS just doesn't cut it for me, i need stronger stuff :(
And, yeah, i guess i missed the debacle.

--
Jonathan Simon: "When the autopsy of our democracy is performed, it is my belief that media silence will be given as the primary cause of death."
[ Parent ]
The album is crap (none / 0) (#46)
by Vampire Zombie Abu Musab al Zarqawi on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 11:55:43 AM EST

If you buy it, the record companies will only dump more of the kind into the market.

[ Parent ]
I recall a hissy fit of epic proportion (3.00 / 4) (#50)
by LilDebbie on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 04:00:32 PM EST

thought over what I cannot remember. That or he ODed on MDMA.

I'm really getting a kick out of all these "despite being written by LilDebbie." It tickles me in my special purpose.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]

i'm pretty sure jjayson (3.00 / 2) (#62)
by Rahaan on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 10:02:10 AM EST

was the first of the fuckheads that started the whole "it's ok to delete shit on k5" trend.  his untimely exit to the tune of the goose-stepping spectre of anonymization which was to follow was certainly a dreadful coming-of-age for this site.  why you would miss him, i do not know.  his departure wrought irrevocable changes upon k5's poor soul.

i may be wrong.


you know, jake.. i've noticed that, since the tacos started coming, the mail doesn't so much come as often, or even at all
[ Parent ]

Strange thing is (3.00 / 4) (#47)
by starX on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 03:26:58 PM EST

That I haven't actually actively looked forward to the release of a new album in a long time. Maybe it's that "Survivalism" speaks to me, maybe it's that I think the Hollywood In Memoriam site is artistically svelte and creepy in ways that most modern art can't even dream of being, or maybe it's that I'm a sadistic nihilist who is fighting with the apocalypse. I guess it could also be that their marketing guys know what they're doing. Anyway, I'm eager to have enough free time to give this one a listen.

"I like you starX, you disagree without sounding like a fanatic from a rock-solid point of view. Highfive." --WonderJoust
For the love of God! (2.00 / 2) (#55)
by somaudlin on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 07:49:26 PM EST

Do listen to Soul Meets Body by Death Cab for Cutie.

YFI... (none / 0) (#56)
by Gracefalling on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 07:50:11 PM EST

That's my least favorite song!

"And then beyond breath, psswrd libby done with account there were many." -Spooked.
[ Parent ]
But I have such a crush on their singer $ (none / 0) (#57)
by somaudlin on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 07:52:25 PM EST



[ Parent ]
You should private msg. me your psswrd. (none / 0) (#58)
by Gracefalling on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 07:53:41 PM EST

I would think very highly of you.......!

"And then beyond breath, psswrd libby done with account there were many." -Spooked.
[ Parent ]
that song is sad. ~ (none / 1) (#64)
by Rahaan on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 10:03:55 AM EST

memories!


you know, jake.. i've noticed that, since the tacos started coming, the mail doesn't so much come as often, or even at all
[ Parent ]
Can someone tell me exactly what's so wrong (none / 0) (#63)
by Rahaan on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 10:03:02 AM EST

with With Teeth?

I don't pay enough attention to groupthink to know.

thanks!


you know, jake.. i've noticed that, since the tacos started coming, the mail doesn't so much come as often, or even at all

Are you English? (none / 1) (#65)
by somaudlin on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 10:52:38 AM EST

May Brits have problems with their teeth. It's because they don't visit the dentist often enough. Also, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and not dirnk so much coffee. Then again, you probably favor tea. Or favour, as they write.

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might have something to do with (2.40 / 5) (#68)
by balsamic vinigga on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 02:36:57 PM EST

expecting more from trent than shitty music that sucks. But i duno.

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What's a "g-d" ? (nt) (none / 1) (#72)
by orelius on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 11:05:14 AM EST



Grateful Dead (nt) (3.00 / 2) (#75)
by FattMattP on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 11:07:38 PM EST



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having checked it out a few more times (2.00 / 3) (#73)
by balsamic vinigga on Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 11:32:01 AM EST

I must agree that that last track Zero Sum is pretty incredible.  Though my interpretation of the lyrics are a bit different.

Sounds like a man and his woman (or child or someone he loves) are together as as the world comes to an end. And he's suddenly filled with sweet sentiments in this moment of apocalyptic retribution.

Basicly a love song as humanity is wiped out leaving behind nothing but a digital legacy "all we ever were, just zeros and ones".

I'm guessing you're hearing entirely different words than me though to come up withy our unity/globalization interpretation..  guess we'll have to wait for the liner notes or whatever.

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Very romantic (none / 1) (#76)
by LilDebbie on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 04:16:02 PM EST

lyrics

There was too much talk of responsibility for what happened to suggest just two people, but it's a pleasant image. My interpretation of potential unity was from "and we will all be back together as one if we will continue at all" with the implication that if humanity survives it will only do so by coming together. That whole "united we stand, divided we fall" thing.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

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interesting (none / 1) (#77)
by balsamic vinigga on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 09:00:06 PM EST

i saw that if we continue at all thing to mean "if there's even an afterlife" or whatever but i suppose a truly great song is one that means many things...

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I like every track except for The Button (none / 0) (#78)
by Fuzzwah on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 09:05:47 PM EST

And I really like the intro and the first real track.

I guess I'm weird.

Though, I disliked With Teeth like everyone else. So I'm not too much of a freak.

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Did you mean Capital G? (none / 0) (#79)
by LilDebbie on Tue Apr 17, 2007 at 01:32:40 PM EST

No track by name of The Button.

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yeah (none / 0) (#80)
by Fuzzwah on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 12:26:12 AM EST

That's the one. I suck with track names that aren't the obvious line from the chorus.

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right (none / 1) (#81)
by balsamic vinigga on Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 11:12:32 AM EST

because Capital G isn't the obvious line from the chorus :S :S :S

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pretty crappy (none / 0) (#82)
by SCORCHED zombie Private Papers on Sat Apr 21, 2007 at 10:58:18 PM EST

rly.

nin has done a lot better.


Who'd a thunk it? (3.00 / 2) (#83)
by daveybaby on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 05:29:49 AM EST

That a 2nd rate skinny puppy tribute act would still be going after all this time?

bookmarked $ (none / 0) (#86)
by sye on Fri Apr 18, 2008 at 09:08:42 PM EST


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