AOTY 2018

A Laughing Death in Meatspace

Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #57 / 706
User Score
Based on 192 ratings
2018 Ratings: #42
May 4, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
TFS, Mistletone / Label
Art Punk, Noise Rock / Genres
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No Ripcord

Tropical Fuck Storm is less Gang Of Four than they are The Pop Group, a similar level of poetic critique and takedowns packaged and delivered with unsettling and risky discord, a veritable junkyard sculpture thoughtfully constructed from punk scraps, crusty psychedelia and a rhythmic articulation of ideas bred from the spoken word.

Loud and Quiet
‘A Laughing Death in Meatspace’ is fraught, frantic, manic; the soundtrack to the last party at the end of the world. At least global Armageddon sounds good.
The Needle Drop
The debut album from this Melbourne supergroup is rife with wry political commentary and colorful post-punk arrangements.
Spectrum Culture

There’s a newfound focus on A Laughing Death in Meatspace. The Drones were an explicitly political band, but TFS is even sharper in their dissections of corruption and xenophobia in a melting world.


While not necessarily groundbreaking, A Laughing Death in Meatspace is nevertheless an intriguing debut from a group with plenty of tricks up their sleeve.

This is legitimately one of the strangest rock albums I've had the pleasure of hearing this year, and it's only cemented itself as a favorite every time I come back to it. The rough, noisy guitar and bass, the pounding precussion, and the expressive, occasionally manic vocals make for an album that's always interesting, and sometimes genuinely frightening, but somehow catchy at the same time. This is a must-listen for any rock fans, specifically those into the more experimental side of the ... read more
10/10 band name, 10/10 album title, 10/10 album cover
This can't let me down.

EDIT: Wow holy shit it really didn't
The amount of times I've tried listening to this... It's weird, I remember liking it, yet I can't remember anything from it, nor can I say for certain that I've actually finished it. whoops.
This has flown way too under the radar. There's no way anyone will beat them out for band name or album title of the year and probably top 10 cover art. Listened to this randomly and it was so nice that the music was actually awesome too! If you're not interested based off name alone, I can't help you.
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#12/Double J
#16/The Quietus

Track List

  1. You Let My Tyres Down
  2. Antimatter Animals
  3. Chameleon Paint
  4. The Future of History
  5. Two Afternoons
  6. Soft Power
  7. Shellfish Toxin
  8. A Laughing Death In Meatspace
  9. Rubber Bullies
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Added on: February 2, 2018