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All Artists: Kmfdm
Title: Adios
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 1
Label: Metropolis Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 5/8/2007
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 782388048828

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"Adios" to Mediocrity
The Unassuming Local Guy | 07/29/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Although they've always been prolific, KMFDM has suffered from inconsistancies throughout their career. A typical KMFDM album consists of one or two great singles, one or two "OK" tracks and 8 tracks of forgettable experiments. "Adios," KMFDM's last album EVER (or so we thought), is no different.

To quote Sascha from the (...)Web site: "Skold and I were hell bent on not compromising and instead make `ADIOS' the best KMFDM album ever, the crowning glory of an era... " ADIOS is NOT, by any stretch of the imagination, the best KMFDM album ever. It cannot touch the rock and metal thunder of NIHIL, the dance floor perfection of NAIVE or the tasty genre defying experimentation of AEIOU. ADIOS is, however, the QUINTESSENTIAL KMFDM album. All the KMFDM ingredients we've come to expect are here: the squeaky-clean production, metallic guitars, orchestral accents, groovy chick vocals and, of course, distorted chants of "KMFDM" sprinkled liberally throughout the album.

The album begins with "Adios," a fast paced techno number and a bitter goodbye song. You'll never say, "I gotta hear that again." "Sycophant," the second track, is boring dub, recalling their earlier moments - another forgettable track.
"D.I.Y.," the third track, is KMFDM at their best: bouncy electronic beats, orchestral keys and horns, chants of "KMFDM will never stop," thrash metal guitars, etc. Killer track number one.

"Today," track four, is an sounds just like New Order. 10 years ago KMFDM would have never stooped to cheese like this. They might have stepped in it accidentally, but they never stooped to pick it up.

Much of the music on Adios sounds like video game music - just like Mark Mothersbaugh's work on video games like Crash Bandicoot, Adios is an onslaught of ultra clean 303 sounds, bleeps, burps, belches, and "robot farts." R.U.O.K. features plenty of "robot farts" and "sexy industrial dude vocals." "Witness" features 80's sex-pot new wave diva Nina Hagen. She's nuts and so is the song, about aliens and abductions. Growled evil alien chick vocals - I like it.

"That's All" is the other killer song on the album. The track starts as inane house and then Ogre's vocals kick in. The song breaks into the trademark thrash guitar, chants and sexy chick vocals that made KMFDM, well, legendary. Ogre's vocal appearance makes the song. You will, without a doubt, have a fun time jumping around a dance floor to this song. Definitely worth picking up the single. I've already sung it in the shower, so you know it's good.

"Full Worm Garden" sounds like a remix of something off of Skinny Puppy's "Too Dark Park" remixed by the Pet Shop Boys. Some nice harsh moments, but it's the closest Ogre has come to singing a theme to a game show. Kind of embarrassing. "Rubicon" is like a Cop Shoot Cop rip off in vocal style, lyric subject and chord progression.

Conclusion: KMFDM calls it quits (?) releasing the quintessential KMFDM album. If you've bought every other KMFDM album, pick this one up. If you're a DJ, pick it up. If you're a casual listener, wait to see if DIY and That's All come out as singles, and pick them up. If you're like me, and haven't bought a KMFDM album since SYMBOLS, save your cash and spend it on booze. Adios is like bad sex, it's bad; but hey, it's still sex..."and that's all!"
Wonderful last cd
shog | 01/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ADIOS was a wonderful last album for a pioneering band with an illustrious history. KMFDM was renowned for a new sound every album, but adios is amazingly unique. There is a much heavier emphasis on electronics that gives the music a smooth, quiet, and groovy feel. The song Sycophant is an example of the fruition of their flirtations with reggae, although its lyrics could have been more well-thought out. Skold worked very hard to ruin this album, but ogre stepped in with 'thats all' and 'full worm garden' to save the day. With cds like this, it breaks my heart that kmfdm broke up.

Oh well, that's life. Could be worse. Kmfdm could have reformed without Esch and Schulz, as a conventional american metal band, and Skold could use kmfdm as a stepping stone to get into a pop group. Thank god that didn't happen."