Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Antipop, indeed. Primus, led by mad genius/bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, enjoyed past radio success with "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" and "Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver." And on Antipop, Primus's usual staccato freneticism ... more »
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Antipop, indeed. Primus, led by mad genius/bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, enjoyed past radio success with "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" and "Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver." And on Antipop, Primus's usual staccato freneticism and rhythm-propelled tunes are as compelling, demanding, and provocative as ever. Like Mr. Bungle, another oddball Northern California outfit, Primus's humor is omnipresent, though not in a Weird Al way, despite the fact that Claypool's nasal delivery is not unlike Mr. Yankovic's. Most of Antipop is patented Primus funk-pop, what with a song about "sniffing paint since the seventh grade" ("Lacquerhead") and the autobiographical title track ("I am the Antipop / I'll run against the grain 'til the day I drop"). Still, there are a few departures. The spacey, seemingly deliberate Pink Floyd homage "Eclectic Electric" is cool, as is the very Tom Waits-like "Coattails of a Dead Man." --Katherine Turman
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someguy | United States | 04/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't get all the negative reviews for this album. Primus is an awesome live act, and this album captures their live sound better than anything else they've done (STSOC is a close second).
Now to the point of this review. This is a rhythm section delight. We all know Les is an amazing bassist (although he is a little overhyped), but the drumming, oh my heck the drumming? Maybe only a drummer would understand, but Brian pulls out some amazing chops on this disc. Just listen to the opening minutes of "Antipop" and listen to the intricacies (however you spell it) of the hi-hat work so get an idea of what I'm talking about.
Another thing - these guys actually sound aggresive and confident again. After 'Tales' and 'the brown album' you had to wonder what the heck was going on. On this album they actually sound alive. That's all I've got - take it for what it's worth."
Les rocks once again
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Primus has returned to the weirdness that has made them famous over the years. A complete 180 degree turn from the Brown Album, this album has it's heavy monsters, (laquerhead, anti-pop, and electric uncle sam), it's progressive pink-floyd-meets-Rush epics(eclectic electric and The Final Voyage of Liguid Sky) not to mention it's very demented closing number "The Coattails of a Dead Man". Les Claypool plays like a madman, propelling what might be an ordinary song in the hands of another band into future Primus classics. If you combined Pork Soda with Sailing the Seas of Cheese and threw a little bit of the Rhinoplasty sound, you might begin to resemble the excellent musical beast that is the anti-pop."
The best thing since cheese
FreeThread@hotmail.com | Milford, CT | 12/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh yes, they are back! This is definitely the best cd since sailing the seas of cheese. Les is more for sure. Tom waits should be a permanent part of the band as everything they work on together turns to gold.Rarely does an album grow on me the first time I listen to it. This one did."