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The Residents



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5 stars This is a minimalist music masterpiece.

The Residents were so ahead of their time with this album. The Commercial album has an excellent concept, great little stories, and music that can make you say: Hum, what is this thing ? This is creepy. That were my first reactions listening to this album. Sometimes, I would not sleep at night because I listened to some songs of the album before I went to bed. This is creepy. But I got over it. And I'm proud.

The most memorable tracks are: The ten first tracks. Easter Woman is a excellent way to start the album. Perfect Love has funny lyrics. Picnic Boy is classic. End of Home is more sad than the other tracks of the album because of it's lyrics. Amber has a great melody that gets stuck in your head. One of the most accesible tracks of the album. Japanese Watercolor is a great insrumental. Secrets is creepy but I think it is great track. Die in Terror is also creepy because it is so minimalistic. Red Rider has again a great melody. My Second Wife is funny. These tracks form like a mini suite.

Dimples and Toes is great because of it's uniqueness. It has great musical performances.

The Nameless Souls is the grooviest track of the bunch. It has a great Bassline and great songwriting.

Act of Being Polite is so classic. My second favorite.

The Simple Song is creepy but classic.

Give It to someone Else is great with it's minimalist performances but is also a classic

Phantom is a great instrumental.

Moisture is my favorite off the album. With great guitar performances,it could be popular if it was more known.

Troubled Man has a great melody but also the saddest lyrics of the bunch.

Loneliness could be anthemic if it was played by a big rock band. CLASSIC

Margaret Freeman is weird.

The Coming of the Crow is the hardest rocking track off the album.

When We Were Young is the most accesible track off this album. A great ending song.

Buy this album now in an old CD store. it will change your perception of music

geneyesontle | 5/5 |


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