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Mindless Self Indulgence
You'll Rebel To Anything (Explicit Version)
Metropolis Records
www.mindlessselfindulgence.com


Imagine for a moment if Marilyn Manson or Jonathan Davis (of Korn) had joined a new wave/synth band, and with them brought a Nu Metal guitar sound. Now hold that thought for a moment, throw in some overt influences of Ministry, Atari Teenage Riot, and every punk band that has ever lived, and the sophomoric hijinks of twelve year olds, and you've got the sound of Mindless Self Indulgence's new album You'll Rebel To Anything.

M.S.I.'s new album toes the line of their earlier full length albums, the alphabetized track arrangement of Frankenstein Girls Will Strangely Seem Sexy (2000) and the everything-never-wanted-to-know-about-genitals-genesis, Tight (1999).

Their brand of chaos metal, if you want to call it that, owes a nod to the tongue-in-cheek albums of Stormtroopers Of Death (S.O.D.), Public Enemy, and Devo, but with an updated technological twist. Keeping with the punk aesthetic, songs are quick to the punch - fist fights rarely, if ever, exceed three minutes in length and the lyrics touch on anything and everything that might remotely have an obnoxious and loud angle. Subjects include their take on prostitution, drug-use, obtuse people, the music played by their contemporaries, apathy and conformity. Included is a cover of Rush's classic progressive rock track "Tom Sawyer" that sounds as if it was eaten by a polka band and thrown up by a punk band. It is entertaining, and an entirely different twist on the usual cover of a rock standard even if the lyrics are completely mangled by vocalist Little Jimmy Urine.

As a bonus, they've included a Quicktime music video of the title track "You'll Rebel To Anything (As Long As It's Not Challenging)". The video is comprised of romantic fifties clips that exhibit the "joys" of conformity. These clips are contrasted against the footage of today's youth, showing a stark difference in belief structures. It even includes an outrageously funny clip near the end of the video of a much younger George W. Bush who appears to be on a television program of some sort surreptitiously giving the camera the finger.

-Wa

Track Listing:
1. Shut Me Up
2. 1989
3. Straight To Video
4. Tom Sawyer
5. You'll Rebel To Anything (As Long As It's Not Challenging)
6. What Do They Know?
7. Stupid MF
8. 2 Hookers And An 8 Ball
9. Prom
10. Bullshit


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