Great music; horrible lyrics; overall good album
John Smith | Somewhere, U.S.A. | 03/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nitzer Ebb's BELIEF starts off on a good note with the excellent track "Heats and Mind," but unfortunately, the rest of the album is plagued by petty problems. The major complaint with this album that I have is the lyrics. Any adolescent, 13-year-old boy with a dark sense of humor and an unexplainable (yet typical) anger within him could write these childish lyrics. Just thinking about lines like "You are so you," "I'm driving on the edge," and "There's no faith, no feeling, and no good" make you feel like an angst-ridden teenager all over again, and some of you may not want to relive these strange feelings again.
However, the brilliant music is superb, and it outshines any of the music on SHOWTIME. My personal favorites are "Captivate," "Shame," and "Drive." All of them are prime examples of Nitzer Ebb songs, and perhaps that's why this album suffers: it is a typical album from Nitzer Ebb. No new ground is explored here, and even if the music is better then on their other albums, it still sounds the same, and the lyrics are truly terrible.
A good album overall, but the lyrics are a definite bust. It may deserve higher, but I'm going to give it a solid 4-stars. Don't get me wrong, this is a good album, it's just not my favorite"
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Interzone_Records | Alabama | 05/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though not listed on Amazon's page, this Mute UK reissue CD (UPC 5016025610617) actually contains three bonus tracks:
10.) K.i.a. (PK Mix) (4:32);
11.) Control Im Here (S.D.I. Mix) (6:30);
12.) Without Belief (Inst.) (4:09)."