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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Following the success of their debut album, Paranoid and Sunburnt released in 1995, Skunk Anansie wasted no time in getting their second album Stoosh, recorded and released a year later in 1996. Produced by Garth Richardso... more »
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Following the success of their debut album, Paranoid and Sunburnt released in 1995, Skunk Anansie wasted no time in getting their second album Stoosh, recorded and released a year later in 1996. Produced by Garth Richardson (produced the first Rage Against the Machine Album and L7) the results were startling. Featuring new drummer Mark Richardson (ex-little Angels) it contained a harder-edged collection of songs, characterized by metal-edged guitar and Sk in spitting out her lyrics. In most cases controversial lyrics end up sounding contrived, but on this collection Skin sounded as though she really meant it. Her anger on the excellent opening track, "Yes It's Fucking Political", was almost tangible. 2006
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Not enough words to describe it...
Sugarplumeferry | Pittsburgh | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own two Skunk Anansie albums. This, and their last one, Post Orgasmic Chill. I only heard of this band shortly after they had already broken up in 2001. However, I only started getting into them a few months ago. For some odd reason, they never had a decent-sized fanbase in the US, and that is a shame, considering all the sh*tty Limp Bizkit cds that sell so much these days. Skunk is, er, was a band with real talent. They molded a unique sound, blending psychedelic rock with the occasional heavy metal, and even some pop-rock to complete the mix. But unlike the recent slump of pop-rock chart-toppers (*cough* Nickelback), Skunk blended these elements perfectly, and made it seem so easy. Out of the two albums I do own, I think POC is just slightly better, only because some of the songs on Stoosh are just a wee bit repetitive, but I also think that this record does a better job of capturing emotions than Post does. Whereas Post has way too many mood swings, Stoosh on the other hand keeps it under control. Almost every song on here is great, with the exception of "Yes It's F*cking Political". It starts off promising, with some nice guitar work that sounds not unlike Rage Against the Machine, but Skin tries to get experimental with her voice and it doesn't sound good at all, if you ask me.
Every other song, however, is good in its own right, with "Hedonism" possibly being the strongest. That song is beautiful, from the somewhat sad lyrics, to the soulful chorus. "Milk Is My Sugar" is a nice, Black Sabbath-like opener that sets a pace for the album. "All I Want" is a nice mid-tempo song, and "Twisted (Everyday Hurts)" offers a great drum beat with some slightly distorted bass. But, my favorite song just might be "We Love Your Apathy". That song just bathes in utter brilliance; it's a catchy, upbeat tune that really left an impression since the first time I listened to it. So, if you, like me, are tired of talentless crap like Puddle of Mudd and Linkin Park, and yet not satisfied with death metal, then SA is the perfect band for you. Note that this is not an easy band to get a hold of, and that this album does indeed contain a Parental Advisory label, so if cussing doesn't appeal to you then don't buy it. But if you plan on getting into this band, Stoosh is an excellent place to start."
Stefan Jan▀en | Friedeburg | 02/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great voice, great songs, great lyrics,
rebellious sounds of love and hate.
Skunk screams out her best in eleven songs.
You can find dramatic ballads and heavy
rock songs on this album. The best ones
are (of course!) "Hedonism" (single) which is
an impressing ballad with bisexual contents,
"Brazen (Weep)" (single), "Twisted (Everyday hurts)",
"Infidelity (only you)" and "Glorious pop song".
It's an album full of rebellion, fight for
minorities, aggression and feelings. Buy it!"