Mind Bomb

The The - Mind Bomb
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1989 Ratings: #97 / 186
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Based on 42 ratings
1989 Ratings: #96
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July 11, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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Continuing my journey through the wonderful world of The The, we arrive at their third album and the first to really be made by a full band, rather than just Matt Johnson's solo project.

While Johnson hasn't fully let others in, only Gravitate to Me features writing credits from someone else, the influence from them in the new sound can definitely be heard. Most notably is Johnny Marr, yes that one, who's guitar work has really helped shift the sound towards Alt-Rock and away from the moodier ... read more


My final review and thoughts on Mind Bomb - made to blow your mind, and it came with the suggestion to play the album:
"Very loud, Very Late, Very Alone, with the Lights turned Very Low."
I did 3 of those to an extent, just not very late.
I'll just talk the band here, it's the first occurrence of Matt with a proper band for an album, and this band would also be present for The The's follow-up Dusk.
Matt Johnson with his usual Vocal and Guitar , and 3 new faces.
Johnny Marr: Guitar, ... read more


"Was our love too strong to die, or were we just too weak to kill it?"

Art pop and new wave collides in one creative, blistering relevant release from the British auteur so bleak and brooding, giving it a challenging pace. Equally heavy handed, oddball and neurotic.

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Track List

  1. Good Morning, Beautiful
  2. Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
  3. The Violence of Truth
  4. Kingdom of Rain
  5. The Beat(en) Generation
  6. August & September
  7. Gravitate to Me
  8. Beyond Love
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Added on: August 23, 2013