A little better than one would expect
Richard Lamery | Charlestown, NH United States | 10/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you were to hear the singles for "Pussy" or "Rubber Doll", you would most likely not think much of this band if you weren't already a fan. Because they're not all that good. Rubber's okay, but Pussy really is just a lame novelty track. Much like the hidden 14th track "Horror Movie" which revives the exact same song from track 6 with different lyrics, which actually mis-states the titles of multiple movies. Well had this have been an EP with these tracks as well as the following songs: "Doggie Tom", "Finger Lickin' Good", and "Spank My Booty", this would have been one supremely weak CD.
The tracks on this album can be divided up into four very neat areas. One is for the songs that aren't worthy of a second listen: Horror, Doggie, Finger, Spank, and Pussy are those 5 songs that bring the album down far below the band's standard set by the mostly excellent Lust. Next are 2 strangely likeable tracks, which aren't really good but still kind of fun. One is "Me and Myself", and the other is the forementioned Rubber.
Next are the pleasent surprises- "The Power is Mine", "Lover", "Man's Best Friend", and "Deep Sexy Space". Lover is the album's best single (though the version available on the Lover single is the KMFDM "Cake Mix"), and Best Friend is a strangely passionate (and a little sad) song that tells the sympathetic story of a prostitute who's got no one but herself. Power is a great theme for dominatrixes that puts men in their place, on the floor and in chains; DSS is about aliens with 'little tools'.
And finally, the albums best songs are "Cybersex", "LSD=Truth", and "You Belong to Me" - which are all single worthy, and all better than the singles chosen for the album. LSD is definitely the album's very best, with the very lovely ambient sound that meshes with pure house for the ultimate musical 'trip experience' and vocals that finally put the great trivial sense of rage to good use- "bloodshot eyes needle vain bright colors / HIGHER HIGHER! / MORE! MORE power brain white doves!" which fades into a truly beautiful chorus- "he's on the inside, in his own world", that also makes this a true Lords of Acid career highlight.
Cybersex is the album's best dance / rave song, and holds it's own up next to the likes of "I Must Increase My Bust" and "Take Control". The second you hear it, you'll be moving faster than you have in (well, that depends on the last time you listened to the band) some time. And lastly, You Belong to Me is so captivating, it's hard to believe it's by Lords of Acid. It's obsessiveness is easy to relate to and it's hopelessly aggressive lyrics are the stuff of eternal anthems. It's just too bad the band doesn't give the music a little more room to impact like the message of the song.
So considering that this album is sold on the strength of it's singles, it's great that there are some real incredible songs apart from the singles to make this release a must-have for fans of this genre of techno / rave. Well, at least this a serious improvement over Voodoo-U."
Sexy and Wicked
Chubby-Bunny | Portland, OR | 07/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LOA are just plain amazing. Other musical acts have tried to imitate their sound but have failed miserably. I purchased "Our Little Secret" when it first came out but have rediscovered it recently and I'm still thrilled by it to this day. This album touches upon all sounds of music from hard house, rock, happy-hardcore, industrial... but the LOA way."
Adam | Ripon, WI United States | 11/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"lords of acid is by far one of the most original groups out there with their entirely own sound...this album is pretty solid, (...) its amusing and actually good all at the same time. This is a great cd to listen to while ur walking to class or background music while working...its definatley not something to sit and analyze...but it always puts a smile on ur face, one of the better LOA cds"