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COMMERCIAL ALBUM

The Residents

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.67 | 56 ratings

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Rune2000
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4 stars You just have to love a band that is as versatile and creative as the Resident! I never thought that it would be so demanding listening to 40 minutes of music in a row! My brain gets really tired after about 25 one-minute-songs and I often have to split up this album experience into a couple of separate listening sessions. Still it's a great album with lots of good but somewhat repetitive material.

Commercial Album is basically another the Resident experiment done right! One might argue that they had a few releases to practice on since both Meet The Residents and Duck Stab also features shorter catchy material. Still none of those albums went all-in as the band have done here. Every new track is a new experience of weird sounds and great catchy songwriting, among which Easter Woman, The Nameless Souls and Loneliness make it easily among my all time favorite performances from this band.

If you want to make this release sound even more repetitive then try playing each song three times in-a-row! According to the band it will make your experience feel more complete, but I personally gave up that thought after the first ten tracks.

***** star songs: Easter Woman (1:03) Perfect Love (1:03) Dimples And Toes (1:03) The Nameless Souls (1:04) Loneliness (1:04) Margaret Freeman (1:03)

**** star songs: Picnic Boy (1:01) End Of Home (1:04) Amber (1:02) Japanese Watercolor (1:02) Secrets (1:03) Die In Terror (1:03) Red Rider (1:02) My Second Wife (1:02) Floyd (1:03) Suburban Bathers (1:04) Love Leaks Out (1:04) Act Of Being Polite (1:03) Medicine Man (1:04) Tragic Bells (1:03) Loss Of Innocence (1:04) The Simple Song (1:02) Ups And Downs (1:04) Possessions (1:03) Give It To Someone Else (1:03) Phantom (1:04) Less Not More (1:03) My Work Is So Behind (1:04) Birds In The Trees (1:04) Handful Of Desire (1:04) Moisture (1:04) Love Is... (1:03) Troubled Man (1:04) La La (1:04) Nice Old Man (1:04) The Talk of Creatures (1:04) Fingertips (1:04) In Between Dreams (1:04) The Coming Of Crow (1:04) When We Were Young (1:02)

Total Rating: 4,15

Rune2000 | 4/5 |

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