The Unnatural World

Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 450 ratings
2014 Ratings: #61
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WhatTheFunk
66

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

SnowyFighter
80

Deathconsciousness part 2 or nah?

In a way this feels like a Deathconsciousness part two, but that doesn’t mean that’s all this is. It’s extremely hard to live up to an album like Deathconsciousness, so I didn’t expect it to blow my mind, but I came out of it really pleased honestly. Even though it’s not as grand, it has some really satisfying and really complete songs. Emptiness Will Ear the Witch is my favorite because it doesn’t only serve as a good ... 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

catp1ss
89

One thing I find interesting about Have a Nice Life/Giles Corey is the universe that Dan Barret has created around his music. The booklets that come with Deathconciousness and Giles Corey illustrate lore around the music, even connecting with a note on the interior of the Deathconciousness vinyl written by Robert Voor, the subject of the Giles Corey Vinyl. However, the Unnatural World doesn't have any of this story, instead feeling like a side-quest. It doesn't sound much like ... read more

FantanoCopy
80

"Gimmie your heart, make it real, or else forget about it."
- Rob Thomas

yeqks
90

legit underrated, i understand it sounds like deathconsciousness but in what world is that a bad thing? more deathconsciousness = good

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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