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Super Are
Super Are
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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2000 reissue of 1998's release from one of the leaders of Japan's wave of noise bands. Very rhythmic and spacey. 2001 release.


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All Artists: Boredoms
Title: Super Are
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Birdman
Original Release Date: 11/17/1998
Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 607287001920


Album Description
2000 reissue of 1998's release from one of the leaders of Japan's wave of noise bands. Very rhythmic and spacey. 2001 release.

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Human music at its best.
Murphy | Boston, MA | 01/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This music needs to be heard, not read about. That can (and is) said about nearly all music, but it is especially true for the Bordoms (although that is said just as often, I am sure). There is no music I can compare it to. To try and give some idea of what it is like, I would say it is short pieces of music played on electric guitars, combined with voice and noise collage, and little bits and bundles of everything else, although that does it not an inch of justice. Let me try again:
Spiritualism is not dead in the modern world. There are those who go through the reality that is forced on them, submissive and willing; sullen or with a turned head. But there are still those that go screaming, pure wild in human spirit. The Boredoms belong in the latter category (I wish I did too).
The Boredoms have made some of the most powerful music I have ever heard. Listening to it makes me feel how much life there still is in me, roaring through my veins, wanting to be expressed.
The Boredoms are so insane that they are able to do what few people are able to do: they do not worry about sounding sophisticated, appealing to any certain crowd or fitting into a musical genre; they expresses their souls, and it is pure. This music restores my faith in the human spirit and in humanity itself.

With a voice like that the singer has no reason to be scared. Ever."
Hey, it's a boredoms album everybody can enjoy!
geoffrey glass | O-H-I-O | 12/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a long time boredoms fan I'm used to being shunned for attempting to play their loud and agressive, totally discumbobulated music around others. When I came home with this new album I was expecting more scattered guitar riffs, fast and manic drums beats and vocal screaches that ultimately combine for a twisted and brilliant parody of music and sounds most "punk rockers" hold dear. I was very surprised to find something entirely different. On what may be this years best album, the band takes long, extensive jams involving rythmic (yes, rythmic boredoms) drum beats, mellow, smooth and dreamy guitar strumming and spiritual verbal chanting. The effect takes the listener on journeys where one can imagine circles of religous zealots joining hands and dancing around the sun or eclectic freaks in a circle hallucinating into laps of a fire while banging away at some rustic instrument. The album seems to be a celebration of a life you choose and a spiritualism you personally create, and the band only occasionally lapses into a wild abandon familiar with their earlier work. Their time lapsing, genre crossing psycadelic meltdowns are intoxicating not only to established boredom fans, but also to folks who previously would turn away from them. If playing the album for one of these type people, don't tell them who it is until after they admit to liking it."
Their masterpiece
Murphy | 06/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Boredoms have always been a little hard to pin down. Each album presents a bizarre mishmash of nonsensical song titles, gut wrenching vocals, noises, pops, and all manner of "standard" instrumentation. What they've lacked in musicianship they've always more than made up for in energy, wit, and inventiveness. Super Are sees the band take that energy and inventiveness to more technically creative levels, and shines as their most cohesive and engaging work to date. An absolute must own for Boredoms fans."