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Brown Album
Brown Album
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Primus
Title: Brown Album
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Interscope Records
Original Release Date: 7/8/1997
Release Date: 7/8/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Funk Rock, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949012625, 0606949012625, 606949012618, 606949012649

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Evolution Works Wonders
Golden Boy | Spasm Central | 02/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So, you're sittin here readin reviews that say, "OH MY GOD, WHAT IS WITH THE DRUMS???? WHY ARE THESE SONGS SO 'SIMPLE'??? WHY DON'T THEY MIRROR THEIR FIRST THREE ALBUMS??? Well, children, here's the deal the The Brown Album.
For one, if every album sounded like Frizzle Fry or Seas of Cheese we would all be bored out of our skulls. Brown album goes back to fundamentals and perfects the art of riffing like a mad-man. It almost reminds me of the countless array of Jimmy Page licks from the days of Zep... though, of course, its Claypool on a bass. Claypool and LaLonde are FANTASTIC on this album, really keeping themselves together and tight, which is not 'simple' by any means (speaking as a musician of 12+ years)
Secondly... the drums... are perfect. People have to understand that the album was created with everyone sounding dirty. The drums sound flat because that was the sound Primus WANTED!! The entire album was recorded in a single large room, with little to no overdubbing. This gives it a crisp, raw sound that helps with the overall tone of the album - down and dirty rock. Besides, speaking as a drummer, Brain is amazing. Him and Alexander have two completely different styles - Tim always goes for much more complicated rythms using a lot more finesse, while Brain likes accenting the upbeat, as opposed to the down beat, and hits a helluv-a-lot harder then Tim.
And finally... here's the deal, people. The band is exploring new grounds, and with exploration in music comes new sounds, and ANYTHING Claypool puts out will have a purpose and a distinct flare, you can be rest assured about that.
Oh, and one last thing... only talk about things you understand. Some of the other reviewers clearly have no idea how to play any instrument, so can you really take what they have to say seriously?

Doesn't Anyone Get It?
Golden Boy | 10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is not your older brother's Primus album. I wouldn't even bother reviewing this except that it appears none of the other reviewers understood this album and I can't let it go out like that. For one thing, the new drummer, Brian Mantia, has a completely different style than Herb. He's much more concerned with creating space than pyrotechnics and he's much more of an ensemble player. Honestly, he just sounds better with Les than Herb did. Second, the tones of the instruments on this album are a total departure for Primus-- this is low-fidelity at its finest. The drum sounds alone are worth the price of this CD. The bass sounds like it was recorded direct, and the guitar is strangely mixed (arguably LaLonde's finest moment, by the way). This is a great album and it sounds even better on vinyl if you can find it (good luck)!"
One of the best
EerieVonEvil | The Rabbit Hole | 11/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album kicks ass. I love the old stuff like Frizzle Fry and all but this album has groove. The drums are still good although its a different guy. The lyrics and song structures are awesome. Just listen to Fisticuffs, Golden Boy, or Puddin' Taine. This album is so addicting and fun. Buy it if you liek groovy, but heavy music. bad ass"