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#261 swan_song1977

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 12:06 AM

pretty much my thoughts on it too. i like the music a lot but i dont really find myself putting it on because of the vocals. easy to call it a declining point when it was second to last to be released though haha



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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:55 AM

I hope some day ORL release the instrumental version of this pretty piece of shit 



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:45 PM

While the Ipecac series was being released I had a harder time with the vocals & many of the albums in general, but time's definitely made this one an album that stuck with me. Really dig some of the Volta-y jams on here like Five Star, Mommy Dearest & Try On Little Man. There's definitely some tracks that seem out of place but over-all this is a solid 6-7/10 for me. 1 being Infinity Drips, 10 being Bedlam lol  



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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:19 PM

Guitar/drums second half of Strangled Maybes is totally unnecessary Omar by numbers jam stuff and kinda ruins what was a really perfect song.

 

Been relistening to this album a little and Strangled Maybes is prob one of my top 10 favorite tracks from the Ipecac era because of the totally unnecessary Omar by numbers jam in the second half.



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 01:32 AM

Love that synth that ends the song though.  God damn I wish this album was a little more polished with proper vocals, so much potential.  Reminds me of the USM days.



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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:03 PM

So is the general consensus still pretty divided on this one?

I've loved SSM since it dropped but the general Omar noodling and vocals seem to drive a lot of people away.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:15 PM

I like about half of it. It's one of my least favs of the series

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:34 AM

im still of the opinion that this is only a smidge better than equinox in terms of hodgepodge comps. the vocals are at some of their rougher moments on this



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 06:06 AM

I dig this one

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:21 PM

I like this one. I tend to mix it up with Gorilla since they were released close to another.

It's not a great album or anything and I wouldn't recommand it to anyone I think, but it's the classical weird and dark Omar stuff - the kinda stuff I like him for.



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 02:56 PM

Yeah the music itself is great, I just wish the vocals were better.

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:10 PM

Your hazard name could fit on "killing tingled"

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:23 PM

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:19 PM

I like this one. I tend to mix it up with Gorilla since they were released close to another.
It's not a great album or anything and I wouldn't recommand it to anyone I think, but it's the classical weird and dark Omar stuff - the kinda stuff I like him for.


Gorilla is one of my absolute favs, not just of the ipecac series, but of his whole career. Those jams man

Ssm on the other hand: meh




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