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This band is quite simply something else. Frontman Jimmy Urine claims the music the band play should be labeled as Industrial Jungle Pussy Punk, but not even this tag prepares your for the schizophrenic burst of sound that is You'll Rebel to Anything.
My favourite track on here has to be Stupid MF, two and a half minutes of insane lyrics and a sound that, even in such a short time, swings from metal to hip-hop and then back round to punk. Casual listeners might have also heard some of the more radio-friendly singles from this release, namely Shut Me Up with its gigantic riff and bouncy chorus; and lead single Straight To Video, with synths remeniscent of 80s era dance act and a stomping beat that has since its release been filling dancefloors and moshpits across the world.
MSI have been around for over 12 years, and it seems that finally the New York quartet are getting the attention they deserve. Their recent album IF propelled them even more into the media spotlight, but this is without a doubt the album that got them to where they are now.
Pick this CD up if you're a fan of 3Oh!3 and Hadouken!.
Mindless self indulgence are undeniably an original mixture of music. This albulm is no exception. It has all the controversial lyrics, insults and quick paced witty writing fans have come to expect from this band. The difference is, this time they've got some mainstream success. The albulm has propelled a humble band, largely unknown, to a band capable of playing on the Reading festival main stage.
The albulm is infact a very humourous albulm, taking the mick of some very serious issues, and their fans. Teenagers are made a mokery of in such ways that will leave you eather angry, thinking or laughing. The controversy this band offers is both a positive and negative, and when remembering that any publicity is good publicity, they are sure to be in your faces for years to come. The problem they will face is purist hardcore and punk fans finding the light electronic music not to there liking. Overall though, a fine albulm.
Mindless Self Indulgence are a band that produce a sound like you've never known. They fuse rock, metal, electronic, industrial and techno all into one. Mixed in with the lead singer, Jimmy Urine's fast paced and very high pitched vocals. I've never heard a band quite like them. They are new and unique and incredibly addictive.
You'll Rebel To Anything is Mindless Self Indulgence's 4th album. Since the first album they haven't dramatically changed in music style, they have kept true to their unique sound which is a good thing. The album contains what is now recognised as some great and classic Mindless Self Indulgence tracks.
'Shut Me Up' kicks in with a brilliant guitar hit, the beginning has such a presence and nowadays Mindless Self Indulgence come out on this song. Jimmy Urine sings very high pitched. The song is fun and very catchy.
Another song to highlight is 'Straight To Video' this is one of Mindless Self Indulgences better known songs. It has a very addictive beat running throughout it that makes you want to march. The song has more of an electrical presence i felt. I love the instrumental through the middle of this song it's so heavy and voyeuristic. Brilliant song.
My favorite song on the album is 'What Do They Know?', it has a very catchy and addictive tune running throughout it. Jimmy Urine raps the verses and surprisingly is works very well. It has great build up and break down that takes the listener on a music roller coaster.
Overall, this is a classic collection of some great Mindless Self Indulgence songs. Its different, unique and something to go crazy to. It's enlightening as i can guarantee you won't have heard anything like.
This album is a mix of rock, industrial, dance and is just a bit weird but really upbeat and exciting. It has the well known track 'Shut me up', which is like a whole new genre that is upcoming. Mindless Self Indulgence have had quite a few albums before this one which are less dance like and more 'rap' (lead singer Jimmy Urine talking/singing fast and with some comical voices), but this album is definately one you can jump around your living room to. They use a wide range of noises, using loops and samples and mixing up their tracks which make them very complicated and interesting to listen to. If your not open to listening to something a bit out of the box and perhaps a little 'weird' than this wouldn't be for you, but I found this album a breath of fresh air, and when seeing it live they make a big show of it and really act up. Brilliant.
"You'll rebel to anything" has to be one of Mindless Self Indulgences best albums yet. With hits such as "straight to video" and "shut me up" you will find yourself totally addicted to this band after just the first few listens. Not only does every song have lyrics that will simply stay in your head for days, but with an even catcher tune, this album will get you dancing and singing along no matter where you are.
I am a fairly new Mindless Self Indulgence listener, but this album was like nothing I have heard before. With a rebellious attitude that will truly make you want to "rebel against anything". I strongly recommend this album as a must have to your 2005 collection.
However with strong language and what could be considered offensive lyrics to some, I would not recommend this album as a gift for a friend or family member of a young age.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Shut Me Up
2 Stupid MF
3 Straight To Video
4 What Do They Know?
5 2 Hookers And An 8 Ball
8 Tom Sawyer
10 You'll Rebel To Anything (As Long as It's Not Challenging)
11 Mic Commander
12 La-Di Da-Di
13 Make Me Cum (*Bonus track)
14 Wack (Live) (*Bonus track)
15 "Molly" (video)