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Pigface albums have a reputation for being hit or miss; the large number of individual talents involved in the album often leads to an inconsistent feel and a lack of cohesion. However, when the mixture works -- as it does on Fook -- the results can be spectacular. Based as always around Martin Atkins' favored big drum sound, this album features contributions from KMFDM's En Esch, Skinny Puppy's Kevin Ogilvie, and Paul Raven from Killing Joke, as well as a host of other industrial luminaries. Much of the material is closer to the dance-flavored sound of KMFDM than the harsh pounding of Ministry, but this doesn't mean it's any less effective. Songs like "Hips, Tits, Lips, Power" are as sharp-edged as anything the individual artists have produced, backed up with an insistent dance beat. This is the sound of Pigface at their best, and having a damn good time too.

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