How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence

Mindless Self Indulgence

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How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence Review

by David Jeffries

If their 2008 album If was the same old black nail polish brought home from the mall, this 2013 blast of bile returns Jimmy Urine and his Mindless Self Indulgence crew to the status of super awesome scumbags, which means it is quite good. Eccentric as they wanna be and hopped on something faster than speed itself, the industrial-metal gang opens by twisting the Lord's love into a sacrilegious endorsement during the hopped-up heresy dubbed "Witness," while the jittery "I Wanna Be Black" is a step sideways for race relations with Morgan Freeman getting as much credit from MSI as MLK and Malcolm X. "Kill You All in a Hip Hop Rage" is dressed in spandex with tufts of pink hair, and yet it threatens the current crop of rappers by demanding a return to true hip-hop, while "Anonymous" offers "We will find you and hurt you/If you are famous, you deserve what you get" with a thrashing drum machine and pounding guitar combo as support for this argument. Deductive reasoning flies out the window on any given MSI album, and it grabs the legs of political correctness and drags it along as it plummet towards the bottom, plus bottoms get pummeled, too, since "Fuck Machine" becomes "A celebration, with a little in vitro fertilization," although "This shit is so bad, it could win a Grammy" is the song, and maybe the album's, greatest moment. The great "Casio," the ridiculous cover of Supertramp's "The Logical Song," and "Hey Tomorrow Fuck You and Your Friend Yesterday" are all glorious implosions with nerd porn, sick memes, and skittish synthesizers giving the cretins what they want, and besides, they already paid for it too, as the scabby and cute throwaway "You're No Fun Anymore Mark Trezona" is an example of how this album was crowd-funded. Here's to Mark Trezona, wherever he is, and all the other names that get an "F You" in the liner notes, because their money helped release this kraken, which is the loudest, angriest, and most creative kraken since their 2005 album You'll Rebel to Anything. Think Ministry on helium and without the "do good" attitude, then sign up for duty, but only if your karma can take a significant hit.

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