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Andy C. from WINCHENDON, MA
Reviewed on 11/14/2006...
Some good tracks on here, but Steve Albini's production was a total mismatch for the band. (If you're a fan of Ken Andrews' amazing job on Fantastic Planet, this album is a bit of a shock by comparison.)
Chris Nielsen | FL | 02/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Failure's first album has such broad approach to the way that they went about creating their music that this album really is a revelation in terms of what bands could do in the mid nineties with rock music. Recorded with Steve Albini, who produced Nirvanas masterpiece In Utero, this album has the same rough around the edges, balls to the wall sound that Nirvanas swan song also exhibited. The album opens with some strange effects made with the guitar, and closes the same way, much like how Failure's final album Fantastic Planet has the great intro and outro, at the beginning and the end of the album respectively. All the songs are pure bliss, showcasing Ken Andrews amazing work as not only an artist, but how he has a hand in the way that the album is recorded as well. The album starts with Submission, an amzing display of what else is to come from this album, if you don't enjoy what this album exhibits, the highs and lows that the band uses so well, to the way the guitars, drive the music, followed by some of the best bass work, this side of Les Claypool, and of course you can't forget about Ken Andrew's amazing lyrics, and awe inspiring vocals. Great album, not as good as Fantastic Planet, but then again, that was Failure going out with a bang, middle finger in the air waving it wildly around screaming to all the other bands in this day and age to "top this." Expensive price tag though, I didn't notice this album was in such high demand, but once you hear it you'll know what all the hype is about. If you like these guys check out Hum too, I can't push them enough, and they really do the same at pushing the music envelope, much in the same way that failure did which each release that they put out. Buyy it and love it, yeah yeah!!!"
The Origin of Failure is not a Failure
Wolfdog | 12/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I finally had a chance to listen to their very first album and was not the least bit surprised of it. Truly remarkable. Even a deeper, garage type sound that Magnified; Kens guitar riffs and sounds will put your mind in total bliss. Macaque is one song that stands out in my opinion on this album for its slow, waivering sound and easy lyrics.
If you loved Magnified, this is a definet for the collection."