My Bloody Underground

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground
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Based on 12 reviews
2008 Ratings: #682 / 735
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Based on 9 ratings
April 15, 2008 / Release Date
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Drowned in Sound
As pastiche, this all makes for a fragmented and cumbersome back-to-back listening experience - utterly dominated by wild mood swings. But with so many independently functioning songs on offer, certain suites of two or three become hands down irresistible.

Hellbent on pushing the envelope, Newcombe shines as a prolific madman once again and as recycled as the ideas are, My Bloody Underground is a fantastic new direction and a forward thinking album that indicates that however combustible, there is a lot more life left in BJM, in any incarnation.


My Bloody Underground emphasizes the band's trippy side, often at the expense of Newcombe's undervalued tunecraft.

Tiny Mix Tapes

Where Newcombe’s music once sounded fresh and lively, his political message both controversial and effectual, on My Bloody Underground his music is neither fascinating nor engaging.

No Ripcord

For most of My Bloody Underground, Newcombe vocalizes like a decaffeinated Kevin Shields, barely audible under the weight of reverb that blankets just about every track.

More so than the album's overall malaise and inconsistency, it's this ridiculous (and in some cases, offensive) attempt at "edginess" that's most off-putting.

My Bloody Underground is by far the most vapid, drawn-out, and uninspired addition to their discography.

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Track List

  1. Bring Me the Head of Paul McCartney on Heather Mill's Wooden Peg (Dropping Bombs on the White House)
  2. Infinite Wisdom Tooth / My Last Night in Bed With You
  3. Who Fucking Pissed in My Well?
  4. We Are the Niggers of the World
  5. Who Cares Why?
  6. Yeah-Yeah
  7. Golden Frost
  8. Just Like Kicking Jesus
  9. Ljósmyndir
  10. Auto-Matic-Faggot for the People
  11. Dark-Wave-Driver/Big Drill Car
  12. Monkey Powder
  13. Black-Hole-Symphony
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