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The Jesus Lizard
The Jesus Lizard
The Jesus Lizard
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1


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All Artists: The Jesus Lizard
Title: The Jesus Lizard
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jet Set Records
Original Release Date: 2/17/1998
Release Date: 2/17/1998
Album Type: EP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 604978001023, 111118001022

CD Reviews

Surprisingly good
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Compared to the lackluster Blue, one might expect that this EP (which came out right before Blue) would not be all that good. But it is quite a pleasant surprise: the best song from Blue, Cold Water, starts the EP, and there are four other good songs here. Two of them are throwbacks to older Jesus Lizard -- pummelling and direct. The last two, however, are very un-Jesus Lizard, but neither are they the un-Jesus Lizard styles on Blue. Rather, they experiment with strange electronic noises and -- dare I say it -- tonal and subtle melodies. Overall, well worth the effort both for fans of the old-school Lizard and for those who like to hear a good band expand their horizons."
db | 06/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You need no other reviews for this album besides the one you now read.

Buy it if you like The Jesus Lizard. Buy it if you have never heard of The Jesus Lizard. Buy it if you hate The Jesus Lizard.

The album's sound and production are top notch, and their self-titled is less harsh and more accessible than any other The Jesus Lizard creation. I like the scabrous, unforgiving rhythms this group generates; for me their music is more intelligible the more it delineates the abstract and obsurd, but this album is a listen in sublimity. The Jesus Lizard (the album) seems like a "hits" album because of the timelessness of the songs, and while the album boasts only five tracks, using the album will seem no chore at all on repeat.

Thank yourself."