At Action Park

Shellac - At Action Park
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1994 Ratings: #84 / 388
User Score
Based on 94 ratings
1994 Ratings: #79
Liked by 3 people
October 24, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Touch and Go / Label
Shellac / Producer
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knewnie
50
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! how u gonna have an album that deconstructs the noisy post-hardcore sound of early 90s math rock this uniquely and effectively but make the guitar mixed like SHIT :(((((

everything else is at the front. the drums, the bass, both gutsy n punchy with tons of power behind em, and the guitar IS quite harsh and abrasive, reminiscent of Steve's last band Big Black, but its just sooo faaar back in the mix. its behind everything, trying to reach its hand out to me. but it's too far ... read more
Melancoholic
60
Decent.
amygoodall
80
good
86
what has steve albini done that isn't fucking incredible. Honestly.
AnalVape
85
Shellac are a math rock force to be reckoned with, and At Action Park is a math rock onslaught that match rock listeners must familiarize themselves with.

At Action Park is very impressive for being a 1994 math rock album. There are many post-hardcore elements here as well. While the math rock songwriting can be impressive, I think what's most notable is the tone of the instruments. The bass is just so chunky and you can tell the bassist is not afraid to just abuse those strings. The same ... read more
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Added on: June 6, 2013