Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The 1998 debut recording from Omaha, NE's the Faint is a far cry from the danceable, beat-heavy records the group went on to produce, but it is nonetheless a fine record and a worthy addition to the collection of anyone ... more »
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The 1998 debut recording from Omaha, NE's the Faint is a far cry from the danceable, beat-heavy records the group went on to produce, but it is nonetheless a fine record and a worthy addition to the collection of anyone who enjoys the music that has come out of the band or their town's overflowing music scene. 12 tracks. Saddle Creek. 1998.
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Kids, please stop writing reviews
S. G. Steele | Tampa | 05/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, the Internet allows for anyone and everyone to have an opinion, especially, in this case, those who intend to mislead you. Yes, this CD by the faint has an emo sound. But when i think of emo i think of a bunch of half-men singing about falling in love, out of love, in love with themselves,etc. It may sound similar but, like the other Faint CD's, Media has fantastic lyrics about interesting topics (e.g.,As The Doctor Talks). If you can appreciate songs for their content then buy this CD. If you need to be force fed constant hooks like you do on your "alternative" station, Blink 182 has a new album out. Also its a little discouraging for people who say they like the album to question why they changed their style in the following releases. I can only imagine the kind of monotony you must enjoy. All their albums are great because they are intelligent and always creativly relevent. I like the Smiths but dammit if I don't know what ninety percent of their songs will sound like.(Someone also mentioned the sound quality wasn't great; shame on the Faint for letting you know just what they will sound like in person)"
How can you fight originality?
Stinkoman | Alpharetta, Ga United States | 10/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Between their dissonant tones and impressionistic lyrics, The Faint's first album cannot be compared to anything called pop that has arisen in the past decade. What attracts them to me is thier strong 80's flavor and nerve tingling imagry. If you only buy one Faint album, this is not the one to get, but if you like them enough to listen to either of their other discs more than once, I encourage you to check Media out. Read the lyrics at poetry readings..."
One of the most underrated albums ever!!!
Saidutt M. Dholakia | los angeles, ca | 08/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was so surprised when I heard Some Incriminating Photographs. I couldn't believe it was The Faint. I had to google it to make sure it was them for sure. This is a great album because it captures The Faint as they were trying to discover themselves as artists and you can hear the youthful energy. I think that alot of people are afraid of that kind of honesty in a band...the kind that says we can have a song that sounds like Depeche Mode and a song that sounds like KMFDM...why the heck not? When I went to high school, alot of my friends used to say that KMFDM meant Kill Motherf@#king Depeche Mode, which was not true. They were just too embarrassed to give Depeche Mode a fair try. Little did they know that Depeche Mode was a huge influence on KMFDM since industrial is nothing but synth pop made edgier with heavier beats and guitar rifts. I'm saying this because I notice alot of reviews that sound narrow-minded. I mean, if you really like an artist or music in general, you would take the time to understand and appreciate a point in a band's path to defining themselves. Putting up barriers on what's cool and what's not doesn't help anyone grow as a true lover of music. All kinds of music exist and are there for us to discover and bring into our realm of creativity as a musician or just simply rocking out in our cars while driving around in circles. I'm tired of hearing and reading negative commentary about bands like The Faint who actually can make an album like Media and then find another sound and go into a completely different direction. No sound is any better than the other. It's all good. Take Ministry for example. They used to be synth-pop. Listen to early Ministry...circa Twitch days. Remember Everyday is Halloween? Now compare it to a song on Psalm 69 or The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Emo, Punk, Industrial...Indie rock...ehhhh! Yuk! All of these titles are just false labels made to box us in...made by the man. Don't be fooled kiddos. Damn the man. Listen to it for one reason...cause it makes your ears happy."