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Nov 15, 2019
85
A true sequel to the mayhem of the Stooges best material. Absolutely deranged and toxic. Not the best music Nick Cave would go on to be involved in but definitely the most interesting.
Nov 11, 2019
82
The first Slayer LP, before they'd really honed their sound and while they were still much more indebted to punk, is a very solid release that often gets forgotten considering what was to come in the next 7 years. Yes, this isn't as technical as later releases, but the riffs are still killer and right from their debut, Slayer demonstrate themselves to be the most aggressive of the big four.

As an aside, I've always appreciated the brevity of slayer's classic output, whether they consciously ... read more
Nov 11, 2019
85
One of the first major release in the genre that would be come to be known as post-hardcore. Thank fuck someone told punk bands they could actually play their instruments because what you get is the birth of one of the best genres of American rock acting as a pre-cursor to the alt-rock explosion of the 90s.

I like to think of this EP as taster of what was to be expanded on and subsequently refined with DNOTD. This is a great little release that has all the hallmarks of prime minutemen, the ... read more
Nov 11, 2019
98
One of the rare instances when an incredibly influential piece of work also stands on its own merits as something incredible. If you haven't heard it yet, you'll be kicking yourself for not hearing it sooner. Definitely lives up to the hype.
Nov 8, 2019
91
Well this is stunning. You know the music that when you hear it, so much more clicks into place. I really should've listened to glassworks sooner. The way Glass creates rhythm out of these beautifully delicate loops of instrumentation is fantastic.

Once you listen to this, you'll be hearing ghosts of it in every film and tv score written since this came out. Oh and if Sufjan Stevens ever meets Glass in a bar, he should buy him a drink.
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