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Acme
Jon Spencer
Acme
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Yet another mess of colors (emphasis on mess) from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion that defies any particular grounding. This time, with Acme, the trio's fifth full-length, the frayed punk tones are replaced by more of a B...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Jon Spencer
Title: Acme
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724349556621

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Yet another mess of colors (emphasis on mess) from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion that defies any particular grounding. This time, with Acme, the trio's fifth full-length, the frayed punk tones are replaced by more of a Beasties/Beck/Dust Brothers/white-guys-gone-phat sort of thing, where rat-a-tat beats and bone-crushing, speaker-frying bottom ends collide with shards of sweet soul, gospel, country, blues, and even some pummeling stoner rock as well as Spencer's own wacked-out Presley-Jagger vocal spew. Including the knob-twiddling participation of Steve Albini, Calvin Johnson, and, predominantly, the Automator (rapper-rocker Andre Williams gets the title of executive producer, whatever that means), Acme is an orgy of noise that occasionally even resembles actual songs. Certain to dazzle some, certain to scare plenty more. --Neal Weiss

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Whoop dang-a-lang!!!
foghorn leghorn | Barnyard, USA | 01/31/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THIS IS BLUES POWER, and when I mean blues power, I mean you
can pluck the feathers out of my blowhole; the JSBE are here to PAR-TAY, y'all, and to get YOU in the spirit! I tell you: when my little baby heard 'Lovin' Machine' and 'Talk About the Blues,' all finger-lickin'-good funk 'n' roll blooz, I got out my big old stew pot and had to make a soup out of her. Some of these songs rock. Some of them RAWK. (..). But it all sounds good where the rubber hits the road."
This is Blues Explosion
R. Brokers | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is no deviation. This is the realization of what they were trying to do with previous albums. The Blues Explosion has always been about being bombastic and ridiculous, poking fun at the id of rock, which is the id of music, and thus embodying it. Distilled swagger, more image less substance. What has less substance, more image, and more swagger than samples and layered production?

The lyrics are the album's real strength, coherent without sacrificing the band's chaos, the best of any Blues Explosion album. Nothing profound or particularly original, just simple rock themes distorted through the Explosion's filter.

Have been burning all my CDs to the massive HD lately; few albums get more than 3-5 songs burned. This one gets 12. BTW,if you ever have the opportunity, this band is one of the best live bands around.
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