SolidSnake Posted July 17, 2008 Share Posted July 17, 2008 (edited) IMO this is the single most important album of the decade, it reflects the violence and chaos of the world today perfectly, there are also some beautiful subtle moments like "keep your dreams". You will Rarely (in this decade at least) hear music that is so alive, so angry, and so caustic. Heres what others said. AMAZONPrimal Scream's XTRMNTR is one of the most intense and innovative politically charged musical diatribes since the MC5's 1969 debut. Approaching electronic, funk, and alt-punk-based sounds with equal ferocity, this is arguably the band's finest record yet.Ink Blot MagazineThe most exciting album in years....as punishing and urgent as any music you've ever heard.MTV.comThink of a universe far, far away, where Ministry, Raw Power-era Iggy Pop, Public Enemy, and Meat Beat Manifesto get together for a pissed-off, hyped-up jam. That's what XTRMNTR sounds like, and it's a downright amazing disc.Dot MusicThroughout the album, Primal Scream set a furious pace that only narrowly stops itself before the last note is spat out. In the preceding 65 minutes, what you get is as monumental a sonic statement of the times as 'Screamadelica' was over ten years ago, the first great album of the millennium and probably the best record of the year.ResonanceThe music sounds lean and direct, focused but exceedingly angry, like the band received a collective kick in the ass from some higher power.... The first masterpiece of the new millennium... [#26, p.46]Checkout.comIt's an album of textural terror, a musical abrasive applied to the slick multinational machinery, via hard beats and sonic density, angry politix and dance-floor decline.Alternative Press (Record Of The Week)Think of Exterminator as a Baskin-Robbins shop that makes 31 flavors of amphetamine sulfate instead of ice cream: each flavor's totally wired and totally tasty. [Record of the Week pick]New Musical ExpressThe angriest, least compromised, most utterly justified pop record in yearsQ MagazineA darkly uncompromising and often difficult record: uneasy, sinister, scored and scarred with sonic detritus and, in layman?s terms, a bloody racket.PunctureLike the cover art, the content of this album is fast, loud, and abrasive, filled with images of speed and violence.... Thankfully, it's not all pedal-to-the-floor mayhem. There are plenty of moments like the cascading synths and free-jazz horns of "Blood Money" to keep things less than predictable. [#47, p.35] Edited July 17, 2008 by SolidSnake Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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