The Unnatural World

Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 171 ratings
2014 Ratings: #70
February 4, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Flenser / Enemies List / Label
Shoegaze, Post-Punk / Genres
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Beeyyaahh
88
Though it’s no Deathconsciousness (nor should it be, that album has its own realm) , The Unnatural World poses as another landmark for a slew of excellence from Dan and Tim.

Instead of capitalizing on the immense amount of genre blending as on DC, HANL opt for a more post punk, rock influenced record that screams bands like Joy Division, and embraces darker qualities of its predecessors.

Songs like Burial Society or Defenestration Song are tracks that I feel continue to reflect the ... read more
Plats
93
It's not as masterful as "Deathconsciousness", but "The Unnatural World" is still a dark, gloomy, atmospheric and beautiful record that nearly recaptures the magic of their debut in half the time. I don't really mind that it's not as good, it still hits really hard and it's yet another amazing entree in Have a Nice Life's catalog.

Fav Tracks: Burial Society; Defenestration Song; Dan and Tim, Reunited by Fate; Emptiness Will Eat the Witch; Unholy Life; Cropsey

Least Fav ... read more
PreeMo
71
Good album, but really disappointing compared to Deathconsciousness...if you have the desire to listen to both albums, then begin with this here...
exception
86
Not nearly as grandiose and fully-formed as Have A Nice Life's debut project, but The Unnatural World is still a very satisfying album.
The band condenses much of what they have to say in about half the time they took previously, which I am conflicted on. On one hand, they trimmed all of the extra bits and pieces off of this album, which makes for a cleaner and more organized listen. But I also loved how the long and drawn out tracks on Deathconsciousness fit the depressing tone so ... read more
notanalt
70
My Garden Of Nobodies
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Track List

  1. Guggenheim Wax
  2. Defenestration Song
  3. Burial Society
  4. Music Will Unntune The Sky
  5. Cropsey
  6. Unholy Life
  7. Dan and Tim, Reunited By Fate
  8. Emptiness Will Eat The Witch
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