Pork Soda

Primus - Pork Soda
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1993 Ratings: #114 / 370
User Score
Based on 80 ratings
1993 Ratings: #50
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April 20, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope Records / Label
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The best Primus album, fight me

There’s something so unique and dark about this album that I can’t really find in any of Primus’s other works. The bass sounds especially muddy throughout this album, particularly on songs like My Name Is Mud (ironically). Maybe there’s bias in this being my first Primus album, but almost every single song has a memorable moment that will get stuck in my head just by thinking about the album. So yeah. Great stuff.
I’m sorry, I just can’t get into this one

While Frizzle Fry used to be my all-time favorite Primus album, Pork Soda has slowly won me over over the years. The loud, noisy, bass-driven funk metal of this album is just so irresistible and addictive. Whether it's the crunching low-end of My Name Is Mud or the noise rock of the one-two punch that is Bob and DMV, Pork Soda knows how to put together a unique and memorable soundscape. Besides the occasional instrumental interlude, every song on this album could be considered one ... read more
Primus gets a bit more quirky, but their sound gets a bit more accessible, on their 4th album. Much of Pork Soda is extremely similar to Seas of Cheese, but the band gets their song structures down to a much more concise format, which likely caused their biggest commercial hit, My Name Is Mud. There isn't too much else to say because I said a lot of it already in the past, but Pork Soda is Primus dominating the 90's alt rock scene in the most unorthodox way possible.

fav tracks: The Ol' ... read more
This is Primus finding their sound, and perfecting it. I noticed Les Claypool's bass playing is a lot of dynamic and diverse on this. The songs have much more depth then on their two previous. This to me, is them really finding that sweet spot
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