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Commercial Album
Commercial Album
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Residents
Title: Commercial Album
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: East Side Digital
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021561812826

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Another masterpiece,but fans beware!
Carlo D'Anna | Seattle, Washington USA | 08/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the Residents at their peak. You can hear the late masterful Snakefinger (the only truly identifiable member) on lead guitar throughout. One word of caution: If you become a residents fan you'll never be able to pick up girls again."
One of the creepiest piece of music ever created
Mike Chadwick | Gdynia,Poland | 08/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why 5 stars???there are few reasons why a)because these four masked guys are making such a strange and unlistenable music that they must be genious (or stupid)b) because 40 tracks on 1 cd is a really brave ideac)because nobody made a music so chaotic and creepy that after a few hours of listening you feel a need to jump out of the window and kill yourself (really, i am serious)d)Because it is a great concept album about the emptiness of a modern commercial radio musice)because Residents are really at heights of their power hereAnyway - ths is a shocking album.even in the times music so scary and brutal like Death Metal or Doom Metal Residents are sounding much more creepy - eventhough they are not using distorted guitars and growling vocals - their instruments are some mini synth toys,wooden sticks,industrial barrels and stuff like album so paranoic and brutal that it is surely a masterpiece!!!"
One of the most interesting, fascinating, and unique bands e
Grigory's Girl | NYC | 04/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Residents are one of the most unique acts in rock history, even though classifying them as a rock group is misleading, as they incorporate many things into their arsenal. They are also very mysterious and ambiguous, as they have never been identified by name, even in this day and age. This is one of their most unique albums (in a career of unique work). It has 40 songs on it, all around one minute a piece. They are designed to emulate commercials (hence the title), and for the most part, each song is actually very good and tuneful. In the liner notes, the Residents say to program your CD player to play each tune to repeat three times like a pop song, and it actually works. They do sound like pop songs when you repeat the tracks. This is one of the most unique, interesting, and fascinating albums I own. I only have two Residents album (this one and God in Three Persons), but I find myself really attached to this one. If you are really adventurous, try this album out. Try to get the edition with 50 (!) songs on it. The original album had 40, but for one of the reissues, the Residents decide to add an additional 10 songs to make it an even 50 (and one of the tracks was a cover of Jailhouse Rock). A fascinating bit of music."