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4 stars Wow, this album is getting a lot of negative comments...maybe they don't understand Priums.

To be honest, I don't even understand Primus that much, and they don't even understand them that much, but I liked this album.

Maybe this is a Trout Mask Replica, but I really liked this album and have always been a fan of what they achieve.

The album has a very raw sound, with a major bass force. Les Claypool is one amazing and unique bass player. His vocals at times sound a bit hicky, but when he does sing, he does have quite a good voice.

1. Pork Chop's Little Ditty - The intro basically.

2. My Name Is Mud - What a bassline. The drums really give this bassline a pounding force. The lyrics are quite comical and Les' vocals aren't the worst.

3. Welcome To This World - The first time I heard this song was actually in an episode of South Park (the one with the Tooth Fairy scandal). This song does have an amazing bassline (although they all do) The chorus is also really catchy.

4. Bob - I love the almost waltz like feel to the song. Apparently the song is about Les' friend who had a belt, he took a belt and hung himself, in the apartment where he lived...apparently.

5. DMV - A comical piece about a DMV office. There is also some mentioning of beastallity. I also love the chorus.

6. The Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon (Fisherman's Chronicles, Pt. 3) - Jaunty tune about a fish.

7. Nature Boy - A song about a nudist. Funny and very elborate.

8. Wounded Knee - A cool little instrumental.

9. Pork Soda - Gibberish basically.

10. The Pressman - I love the lyrics of this song, very satiracal when looking at the life of an author.

11. Mr Krinkle - A wee bit boring to be honest. The chorus is a wee bit annoying.

12. The Air Is Getting Slippery - Love this song, it's just so innocent, with some harsh euphemisms and Pink Floyd references.

13. Hamburger Train - Way too long to be honest.

14. Pork Chops Little Ditty - A longer version of the intro, basically.

15. Hail Santa - Funny way to end the album...weird noise and jingle bells.

CONCLUSION: As John Lennon once said, "Give Primus a chance."

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |


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