Eric Johnson | 02/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, a whole new CD from the Lords of Acid. I just bought this today, and I'm hooked. The CD starts off with a great track, "Scrood Bi U" and just keeps going. Like always, the whole album is seething with sex. Based on the kinky factor alone "Rover Take Over" is just as good as past tracks like "I Sit on Acid", "Pussy", and "The Crablous". The entire album sounds fuller than any other one has. The tracks are more fully flushed out and more musical. They don't have to rely solely on the sex factor to make the songs interesting.The Lords are maturing, but not leaving behind what made them great. Instead of changing their sound, they are just making it even better. I don't know that it's better than 'Lust' was, that would be pretty difficult, but 'Farstucker' is an awesome CD. Some notable tracks include: "Sex Bomb" which has a very driven sound to it that really gets the blood pumping, "Lucy's F*ck*ng sKy" that starts with a beat that draws you in such that the eventual vocals sound just like another instrument, and "Glad I'm Not Good".This is a great effort by a great band. I've only given it a couple of listenings so far, so I can't really rank it within their past works, but I don't have to. The fullness of the sound of the tracks won't relegate this to club/rave scene's only. This album can stand on its own. It's a great direction they've taken and I'm glad they haven't left behind any of the sex. If you've liked anything they've done in the past, I think you'll like this too. That's not something I've been able to say about everything they've done."
Not their best, but still a strong effort
DJAnimosity | Columbus, OH | 03/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With their last album, "Our Little Secret", Lords of Acid created a masterpiece. The beats and lyrics combined to form a driving, sexual, surreal, wild listen from start to finish. With "Farstucker", the Lords seem to have backed off away a touch from their kinky side in favor of harder, more potent heavy-metal type beats, which is a bit disappointing. The Lords always had a knack for the offensive, which was one of their main draws. The song "Rover Take Over", which is an ode to a certain sexual position, is basically the only really offensive song on this album.The album begins with the massive track "Scrood Bi U", which contains a driving bassline that will stay in your head for days. The first few tracks are more guitar-oriented, with a distinct KMFDM industrial feel. The middle of the album is peppered with "filler" tracks that really bog down the flow of the work. Instrumental tracks also pervade the album, minimizing the effect of Deborah's incredibly sexy and seductive vocals. "Farstucker" does not come close to other Lords of Acid albums in terms of quality, but fans will still appreciate this one for its driving beats and the fact that it's a new Lords album to add to the collection."
More of the same but very, very welcome!
Nathan Mitchell | 03/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a longtime LOA fan, then you've been waiting for this release for a very long time. Fortunately, it does not disappoint. With tracks like "I Like It," a shameless musical clone of Trio's "Da Da Da" that chronicles a woman's pleasant surprise at discovering her boyfriend likes wearing her clothes, the LOA brand of humor shines through. "Rover Take Over" serves as the canine counterpart to "Pussy" both musically and lyrically. Both "Dark Lover Rising" and "Kiss Eternal" chronicle a tryst between a sexy vampire and his willing victim. Also, fans of LOA's sophomore release "Voodoo-U" should be happy with more guitar-heavy tracks like "Scrood Bi U" and "Sex Bomb." And who can resist the slinky, sex-dripping temptations of the "Stripper"? Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to this release. "Farstucker" has a few moments, like "Lover Boy/Lover Girl," where the highly repetitive lyrics get old very quickly. Songs like "...Satan's Little Helpers," "...Worship the Lords," Lick My Chakra," and other interstitial tracks come off as filler. Overall, there are quite a few solid tracks on the Lord's latest that will keep fans both old and new coming back. If anything, the filler tracks add to an almost cinematic quality and help to flesh out the Lords' signature aural kinkiness."