The United States of America

The United States of America - The United States of America
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Based on 2 reviews
1968 Ratings: #25 / 87
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Based on 94 ratings
1968 Ratings: #20
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This album... what in the actual fuck was that?

This is one of those albums that I think words can't do justice on explaining why it's great. There's just so much here that this is a record that you really need to hear in order to understand why it is known as being as great as it is. This whole sound, this weird experimental sound combined with jazz and psychedelic rock, with certain choises made to make it sound dated even by '60s standards, it just has a certain charm to it that makes me ... read more
Maybe if you were named "Canada", I'd have enjoyed your cheap garage rock music more. *inserts k-pop fancam*
The United States of America were an American band from NYC registered to the Communist Party, were easily the most experimental of their psychedelic contemporaries. USA are to Death Grips, what The Beatles are to Kendrick Lamar. In other words, for those who don’t get modern hip-hop references, USA were the one’s bubbling over in the underground, pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible, while The Beatles were pushing the needle further out in the mainstream.

There ... read more
if you told me i'd rate a 60s rock album a 10/10 a few months ago i would have laughed in your face, but here we are

while I could describe how amazing this album is and write paragraphs about each track, i'd personally just suggest you listen to it yourself and make your own opinion about it.

(note: im not counting the bonus tracks on spotify in this rating, only the original 10)
Though only in existence for two years and producing just one album, The United States of America have left as their legacy one of the pioneer works of the blending of electronica with psychedelia. The founders, and one time partners, were Joseph Byrd, experimental composer and acolyte of John Milton Cage, himself an advocate of the non-standard use of instruments and compositions, and singer, Dorothy Moscowitz, heavily influenced by vocal styles from different cultures. The lyrics are ... read more
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Track List

  1. The American Metaphysical Circus
  2. Hard Coming Love
  3. Cloud Song
  4. The Garden Of Earthly Delights
  5. I Won't Leave My Wooden Wife For You, Sugar
  6. Where Is Yesterday
  7. Coming Down
  8. Love Song For The Dead Ché
  9. Stranded In Time
  10. The American Way Of Love
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Added on: April 6, 2016