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Margo & the Nuclear So and So’sAnimal!/Not Animal!
Record Label: Epic
Release Date: October 7, 2008
This review is a user submitted review from Travis Parno. You can see all of Travis Parno's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:13 PM on 10/10/08
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You know, I really enjoyed this album. It definitely helps that they put on a great live show!
Hope everyone has picked up the CD and vinyl! :)
01:31 PM on 10/10/08
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This is toward the bottom of my anticipated list but I'll want to give this a chance at some point.
01:36 PM on 10/10/08
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Love this. It is incredible. They are magical
01:46 PM on 10/10/08
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Amazzzzzing band.
02:55 PM on 10/10/08
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is there anywhere to digitally download animal?
04:22 PM on 10/10/08
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I think it deserves a much higher rating.
04:28 PM on 10/10/08
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ive only listened to a few songs off animal,but so far so good..ill probably finish it up tonight
04:51 PM on 10/10/08
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sweethart is definatly right...tremendous live performance.

sold me on both vinyls that night.
05:02 PM on 10/10/08
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ive been waiting two years for this. excellent review btw, very well articulated.
06:02 PM on 10/10/08
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animal! is much better than your review makes it out to be. It's definitely an album that grows on you and needs to be listened to multiple times before it really starts to sink in. In my mind it's not an album that hooks you immediately. The more you listen and pick up on the little things in each song you begin to really appreciate it and the album really starts to come together. It's definitely not as catchy as the dust of retreat, but i don't think that's what they were going for with this album.

i definitely think its fairly unfounded to say that these songs don't have any staying power. The album as a whole comes together great and individual tracks stand out great on their own, as well as bring the album together as a whole. In my mind that's the making of a great album.

I simply think a 77% is a little low. I could understand an 85%, or there abouts, but not a mid level grade. This album is far from mediocre and your score and review indicate that it is just that.
09:34 PM on 10/10/08
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It's unfortunate that 77% is deemed a "mediocre" rating on this site, but I guess that's the standard which has been set. In any case, a very well written review. I disagree with the thoughts on "A Children's Crusade On Acid", as that's quite possibly my favourite track alongside Broad Ripple Is Burning. I also love the feel of My Baby (Shoots Her Mouth Off).

My mix would likely differ from both the bands and labels, but I think it's a great way of releasing the album. Surprised they didn't just compromise and put out a b-sides CD sometime early next year - not that I'm complaining.

All in all, though, great band - two very good mixes.
08:41 AM on 10/11/08
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not animal! is sooooo gooddd.
09:23 AM on 10/11/08
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How can you assume that it has no staying power already? I'm assuming you either downloaded the leak or got an advance, and unless I'm mistaken, it's only been like a week since that's happened. I also disagree with a lot of other stuff that your review mentions but that was really glaring to me. Staying power is not just "will I remember these songs tomorrow?", it's "will I remember these songs in months to come?".
11:54 AM on 10/11/08
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animal! is much better than your review makes it out to be. It's definitely an album that grows on you and needs to be listened to multiple times before it really starts to sink in.

How can you assume that it has no staying power already? I'm assuming you either downloaded the leak or got an advance, and unless I'm mistaken, it's only been like a week since that's happened. I also disagree with a lot of other stuff that your review mentions but that was really glaring to me. Staying power is not just "will I remember these songs tomorrow?", it's "will I remember these songs in months to come?".


im glad that people disagree with certain parts of the review. obviously these are the sorts of albums that are organic enough to change with enough listens. however, i write with what i have to go on. maybe after 80 more listens, opinions may change. in terms of the questions about it being too early to rule on staying power, how do you think every other review is done on this site? "Lasting Value" is evaluated in every review and it's true, we often review an album after a week's worth of listenings (usually around 20-25, for me), but that shouldn't necessitate the negation of some sort of predicition. if i could see the future ("in months to come"), im sure it would make things a lot easier.

that said, i calls 'em like i sees 'em. talented band, some truly excellent songs, and some rather dull songs. in the end, i find more interest in the balance of mixes.

and 77% isn't mediocre.

that is all.

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