Zen Arcade

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
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Based on 4 reviews
1984 Ratings: #6 / 124
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Based on 377 ratings
1984 Ratings: #9
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Lame concept considering it was all just a dream, but very impressive tracklist with tons of variety and energy.


i don't exactly have a great history with Hardcore Punk as i never really clicked with a single album from the genre yet, that is until this album unfolded upon my ears. Holy shit is this thing gooodd. The best punk record i've heard, and i don't think it's even a competition for me. From the textures, to the vocals (which i really want to commend because the vocals are usually my problem with punk), to the absolute badassery of the instrumentals, this is a fantastic album, and i'm so glad ... read more


'Zen Arcade' is an unrestrained explosion of creativity - perhaps an unexpected one, following what was an adequate but somewhat safe debut album.

The straight ahead punk tracks like the blistering opener 'Something I Learned Today' and the rabid 'Indecision Time' are more focused in their attack than anything on 'Everything Falls Apart' - but it's the more experimental moments that really stand out on this double album.

'Pink Turns to Blue' slows the tempo but ups the melody, especially on ... read more


I do love the instrumentation and chaotic energy this album brings, it's just too long.


if you are not 100% IN it and listening very very attentively youll miss where each song ends and begins, they all kind of blend together but a few stand out (masochism world, ill never forget you) still enjoyable and creative though.


Cool 80's movie vibes

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Track List

  1. Something I Learned Today
  2. Broken Home, Broken Heart
  3. Never Talking to You Again
  4. Chartered Trips
  5. Dreams Reoccurring
  6. Indecision Time
  7. Hare Krsna
  8. Beyond the Threshold
  9. Pride
  10. I'll Never Forget You
  11. The Biggest Lie
  12. What's Going On
  13. Masochism World
  14. Standing by the Sea
  15. Somewhere
  16. One Step at a Time
  17. Pink Turns to Blue
  18. Newest Industry
  19. Monday Will Never Be the Same
  20. Whatever
  21. The Tooth Fairy and the Princess
  22. Turn on the News
  23. Reoccurring Dreams 
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Added on: April 12, 2013