In/Casino/Out

At The Drive-In - In/Casino/Out
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Based on 41 ratings
1998 Ratings: #49
August 18, 1998 / Release Date
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Fearless Records / Label
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Tacorillaz
86
ATDI deliver banger after banger, this is great stuff!

The amount of energy on this record is so contagious, they made sure that you wouldn't sit down bored for even a second. It's post-hardcore at its finest: the riffs are exciting, the vocals are angry, but there are also moody moments to balance it out. What do you need more?

The best thing about this album is without a doubt the drumming. Tony Hajjar is an excellent drummer, his ability to switch rhythms and keep that hard-hitting energy ... read more
Doofy
68
A fair few steps behind ‘Relationship of Command’...and I only really rate half of that album as being of the desired quality.

Maybe three keepers here and the rest ranges from above average down to mildly annoying emo rock.

Still, at least it isn’t the Mars Volta - those are poodle haired nightmares yet to come {shudders}
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
tha138
78
Powerful and explosive. this album is blessed with the spirit of punk while it maintains its own identity.
siberianbreaks
NR
This is when they finally found a sound that perfectly suits them well with how raw and powerful it is. The songwriting takes a huge step up in quality with their next release, but this is probably the best starting point for this band.

Favourite tracks: Chanbara, Napoleon Solo, For Now..We Toast, Hourglass, Transatlantic Foe
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Track List

  1. Alpha Centauri
  2. Chanbara
  3. Hulahoop Wounds
  4. Napoleon Solo
  5. Pickpocket
  6. For Now..We Toast
  7. A Devil Among the Tailors
  8. Shaking Hand Incision
  9. Lopsided
  10. Hourglass
  11. Transatlantic Foe
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