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COMMERCIAL ALBUM

The Residents

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.67 | 56 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JazzRock/Fusion Teams
4 stars Despite the name, this is by no means a "commercial" sounding album. The concept is that pop music is a repetition of verse and chorus sections. By stripping the repetition out, a song can convey it's message in one minute, also the time of most TV commercials back when this album was originally conceived (since then, advertisers have pared that way down, cramming more inane advertisements into each minute).

This actually is a very fun album. Each one minute song (approximately) is a complete idea, and most are very good, in the Residents' weird, eerie, deranged way. And somehow, they have made this one of their most enjoyable and listenable albums.

The bonus tracks on the ESD CD add to the fun. Unlike most of the ESD releases, which add full EP and fan club releases, this one has singles and some tracks from the "Residue" collection. The evil rendition of Hit The Road Jack is a must.

Evolver | 4/5 |

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