Big Mess

Danny Elfman - Big Mess
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #279 / 335
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Based on 59 ratings
2021 Ratings: #164
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What I believe is so damn facinating about this album is that it's one that can't really be replicated. Not just because Danny is an absolute powerhouse of a creator (and someone I've basically worshipped since the age of 4. Pee Wee's Big Adventure was basically my childhood movie.) But this is an album that has been in the making for 40 years. Everything learned from the new wave scene, from years of classical film scoring, and industrial and even that new Post-Punk revival shit all the kids ... read more
Danny Elfman made an album. Holy shit.

Danny Elfman! You probably know the guy. He's been in the Nightmare Before Christmases and the Batmans... and the Dumbos. He's a cool composer, but he also led an even cooler new wave band called "Oingo Boingo". I've only heard about 4 or 5 songs from them, but they seem like a band I would be interested in doing a discog dive on. Anyways, it's been almost 30 years since their last album and it's only just now that Danny wanted to step away from ... read more
Im glad I dont have to make a "hahahahAHh this album is ........ a big mess *badoom tshh*" joke.
This album is good.
Truthfully, I never expected an album this odd to set the world on fire. Danny Elfman, playing industrial songs in a way that makes it sound like he just discovered Swans? Not going to be everyone's cup of tea. However, if you're willing to give it a shot, this is actually one of the best odd experiments in music this year. Danny clearly has gas left in the tank and this engine rumbles and clatters to life like very little else. Try it.
I’m sure that Danny Elfman is fun at parties 🤷🏻‍♂️

While I can appreciate the cinematic qualities and not wanting to needlessly hate on thoughtfully conceived and executed art, honestly this was a long grind.

Favourite tracks: Everybody Loves You is EPIC
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Track List

  1. Sorry
  2. True
  3. In Time
  4. Everybody Loves You
  5. Dance With the Lemurs
  6. Serious Ground
  7. Choose Your Side
  8. We Belong
  9. Happy
  10. Just a Human
  11. Devil Take Away
  12. Love in the Time of COVID
  13. Native Intelligence
  14. Better Times
  15. Cruel Compensation
  16. Kick Me
  17. Get Over It
  18. Insects
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Added on: April 12, 2021