Blood Visions

Jay Reatard - Blood Visions
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 110 ratings
2006 Ratings: #35
Liked by 3 people
October 10, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
In The Red / Label
Garage Punk / Genres
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A short little review for a short little album. Thanks for the recommendation @notbuzzzila!

Damn this thing is tight as ass.

Somehow, with tracks that only span only a minute at a time, this record is as catchy, in your face, fun, interesting and creative as a garage punk record could be in 2006. It's like if Jack White, instead of getting really into Blues, got into Bad Religion and Dead Kennedy's. It's a fast paced, often breathtaking experiment in garage punk sensibilities, and shows that ... read more
Blood Visions is quick, loud, and extremely fun. This album knows how long each track should drag on for and because of that it stays pretty consistent and again really fun, this really is garage punk at it's finest.

Favourite track(s): It's so Easy, My Shadow, Turning Blue (which is by far the best one on here)

Worst track(s): None

I don't know why I didn't give Blood Visions a 10/10 upon my first listen, because that's what I felt. Ever since I first heard this, I knew I had discovered a new all-time favorite. Every song is a masterpiece; the whole thing a perfect storm of catchy riffs, choruses...catchy everything, really. If you want to learn how to make a short but sweet garage punk album, this is what you need to be studying. I found myself coming back to this multiple times a day, every day for like a ... read more
I can't get over the aggression and energy put into this thing. It sounds dangerous and overwhelmingly passionate due in part to its simplicity. It's 30 minutes of pure animalistic rock, and it still manages to be captivating in that short time span.
Blood Visions is a really fun little punk album with some indie rock vibes that I like.

Be ready for 29min of fast riffs (not necessarely aggressive as the cover could suggest) because listening 15 tracks with so little space is kind of exhausting if you're interested for each one.

As an album, this is pretty good but if you separate the tracks, you'll not find many difference with each other. The riffs are at the same levels, the production is very homogeneous and there is so little ... read more
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Track List

  1. Blood Visions
  2. Greed, Money, Useless Children
  3. It’s So Easy
  4. My Shadow
  5. My Family
  6. Death Is Forming
  7. Oh It’s Such a Shame
  8. Not a Substitute
  9. Nightmares
  10. I See You Standing There
  11. We Who Wait
  12. Fading All Away
  13. Turning Blue
  14. Puppet Man
  15. Waiting for Something
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