The Unnatural World

Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 274 ratings
2014 Ratings: #59
Liked by 4 people
February 4, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Flenser / Enemies List / Label
Shoegaze, Post-Punk / Genres
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WhatTheFunk
82
Many will agree, the only issue with this album is that it is not called "Deathconsciousness".

Have a Nice life. Yeah. It's not really the thought that comes to mind first when listening to the music of the Middletown duo. Music to which Enemies List Home Recordings' motto fits perfectly: "No fun. Not ever." At the same time, with titles of songs such as "Defenestration Song", "Burial Society", "Unholy Life", "Emptiness Will Eat the ... read more
Beeyyaahh
80
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
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
aaron
80
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat the witch
Emptiness will eat ... read more
oh
87
SJO Counter: 28

This was great! I’ve always liked Have A Nice Life, they’re like a mix of Swans and My Bloody Valentine, and I find this album to be very similar to their latest album, but a bit better. This album went down to a more shoegaze kind of style, which is probably the reason why I liked it so much. I’m excited to hear Deathconsciousness if that’s supposed to be better than this.

Favourite tracks: Guggenheim Wax, Music Will Unntune The Sky, Cropsey, Unholy ... read more
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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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Added on: January 23, 2014