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Beauty Process: Triple Platinum
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Still getting a visceral kick from the simple thrill of hearing their own amplified voices on tape, the members of L7 kick off their fifth album with a mike check-"Yo! Hello! Hey!"-followed by two ear-shattering screams. T... more »
Still getting a visceral kick from the simple thrill of hearing their own amplified voices on tape, the members of L7 kick off their fifth album with a mike check-"Yo! Hello! Hey!"-followed by two ear-shattering screams. The Los Angeles quartet has always had a hard time being heard for exactly what they are: a great punk-metal band, as opposed to a great female punk-metal band. But the group doesn't waste any more time making that point on The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum than it has on its previous four albums, choosing instead to get right to the business of making your eardrums ring. L7 suffered a key defection before this album when bassist/vocalist Jennifer Finch quit, frustrated perhaps by a decade of hard touring that has won a cult following and not much more. But guitarists/vocalists Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner rose to the occasion with producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, the Muffs). They tip the balance a bit more toward the metal end of the spectrum in terms of stomping rhythms and slower tempos (though not extraneous guitar solos), while excluding none of their usual so-stupid-they're-brilliant Ramones-style hooks. The subject matter will be familiar to fans: Sparks and Gardner bitch about loser boyfriends and other "Bad Things," celebrate their status as bad girls by jumping "Off the Wagon," show their romantic streak on the touching '50s-style "Moonshine," and paraphrase the voracious Iggy Poo on "I Need" and "Must Have More." Sadly neglected in a pop landscape dominated by lightweights like Alanis Morrisette and Sheryl Crow, L7 can be forgiven for being bitter and questioning the IQ of the populace at large with a song called "The Masses Are Asses," especially because the moment is a fleeting one. Ultimately, the band is about partying hard and rocking yourself silly, and it's your loss if you decline their invitation. Jim Derogatis
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H3@+h | VT | 02/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I gotta say, I thought the 3 albums before this were so great, they couldn't do it again. I was wrong. This disc is just as good as the ones before it, and probably most like "Hungry For Stink". Almost every track is sweet, and typical "L7", so I won't list them off. The rocking and subject matter are what you would expect from them. What I'm most amazed at, is how much these chicks rock, yet they never got more popular than they did in the "Bricks Are Heavy" era. But I guess they said it best, the "Masses Are Asses". Maybe they'll release a collection soon."
The Best in Metal grunge music!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan | KY | 08/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't really like this band anymore because I have made a radical life change over the years and I just don't listen to this type of music anymore. But I still had to get on here and give this band some respect. These girls freaken rock, and even though there lyrics aren't quite the best, I've heard a lot worse on the mainstream radio. The don't sugarcoat anything at all. They tell it how they see it through their eyes. The basic fact is, these girls know how to jam. There is no other band that does it quite like them. They'll go down in my musical history books."
Worth more than platinum, even in the current rare-metals ma
mousetrapx1 | Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA, The World | 01/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This, tied with Slap-Happy, is my favorite L7 album. I dont think there is another band in the world that has had the comic sense of L7, which includes their musical talents and playing off of musical cliches: take the BTO "Takin Care of Business" musical pun from "Masses are Asses"..."the masses are asses, everyday. The masses are asses, in everyway. Woo-Hoo."
I cant think of L7 without thinking of the British novelist Fay Weldon (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Shrapnel Academy, Cloning of Joanna May): they each have a uniquely comic and critical view of the world."