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The Residents



4.28 | 113 ratings

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The Wizard
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4 stars Disturbing. That's the one word that describes The Residents. This record is saturated in madness. Nasal vocals, off key guitars, dissonant electronic toys, and surreal yet disturbing lyrics. This is Dada rock if I have ever seen it. The whole thing feels like some little kid brutally killing a toad and laughing at it. It's some scary crap, but it's addictive also. You'll want more of this insanity inducing madness, and you'll enjoy it. I think the reason the members of this band are hidden is because they don't want people to realize who exactly is behind the music because they would labelled as lunatics.

This is probably the easiest Residents record to get into, but that's not really saying much. It's the most melodic but the melodies are twisted. Everything is dissonant and discomforting. The style and glory of the Residents is best represented here, but they would still reach greater heights. Highly recommended to fans of 'weird rock' (Zappa, Beefheart, etc.).

The Wizard | 4/5 |


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