Mindless Self Indulgence


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Tight Review

by Adam Feitelberg

While the cover art for Tight may invoke the mental image of an adorable newborn child, song titles like "Hail Satan" and "Dickface" provide a better idea of what to expect from Mindless Self Indulgence. Through the blending of punk, rap, and drum'n'bass, the album is an exciting, fast-paced ride from beginning to end. A cover of the Wu-Tang Clan's "Bring the Pain" stands out due to its familiarity, but little distinguishes the remaining tracks from one another as they easily blend together to form a complete, yet short album. Dramatic mid-song tempo changes give the listener the occasional opportunity to catch his or her breath, but each song quickly returns to a frantic pace. The range of Mindless Self Indulgence vocalist, Little Jimmy Urine, who jumps between screaming and Prince-like falsettos without hesitation, further enhances the listening experience. One of the album's few downfalls may be its lack of poetic lyricism, as there is a heavy reliance on obscenities to fill lyrical gaps. However, the language is a perfect fit for the raucous musical sound. If you can avoid obsessing over the lyrics on Tight, which are only satirical after all, Mindless Self Indulgence will expose you to a unique sound.

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