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The Residents



3.96 | 114 ratings

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4 stars Weird music, weird vocals, weird concepts. That describes the best albums of The Residents. I agree with other reviewers. This album does not sound like it was recorded right after "Meet The Residents". It sounds much more like "Fingerprince" than the first two album. But the liner notes say it was the second recorded. And The Residents wouldn't lie to us. ;)

The music is some of the best ever made by the eyeballs. Four long, supposedly linked pieces, and a short epilogue. But I dare anyone to try to come up with a coherent story bringing the theme together. No matter, this is a wonderful set of songs. Unfortunately, at least on my ESD CD, the sound is somewhat muffled. But at least you can hear what each instrument is playing.

The CD is filled out by "Title In Limbo", an EP The Residents recorded with fellow Ralph Records artists, Renaldo & The Loaf. This EP is where the great songs Mahogany Wood and Monkey & Bunny came from. A classic.

And for real Residents fans, search for "Now Available", an amazing Residents parody by Forever Einstein's C.W. Vrtacek. It's a hoot.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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