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The Residents

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.65 | 57 ratings

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Dobermensch
3 stars This one's a real oddity and a half in the works by the Residents. 40 songs in 40 minutes, each one of which will leave you scratching your head in bewilderment with your face looking like you're smelling a basketful of dead fish. The vocals are full of crazy talk - punctuated with little nursery rhymes which pass off as tunes throughout this recording.

There are some super weird videos which accompany some of these one minute tunes which have to be seen to be believed. I'd recommend these to anyone who wants to see some David Lynch type strangeness.

Some of the keyboards sound absolutely rotten but seem to fit the parallel universe that the Residents inhabit. Most of this album is infuriatingly catchy and annoying at the same time. Almost guaranteed to leave you laughing out loud or chewing your carpet in frustration at the abruptness of which everything occurs.

There are no intros, outros or chorus whatsoever - but definite tunes on every track. What was nearly four stars is reduced to three due to its disjointed and fractal nature. Difficult to take in one sitting and at times downright irritating.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |

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