Nude With Boots - The Melvins
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  • Summary: The latest album for the metal band from Washington includes members from Big Business who joined the band on their last album.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Melvins' 18th proper album is essentially classic rock for 2008--with the band's trademark abrasion. [Aug 2008, p.166]
  2. Melvins' evolution from potential stoner rock dinosaurs to 21st century sound shifters is complete. [Jul 2008, p.52]
  3. It’s slightly less menacing, yet without a discernible drop in power, which should go down well in the burbs without alienating their hipster metal following.
  4. They’ve become one of the most prolific staples of the American underground. And it’s there that Nude With Boots is a sound and welcome contribution.
  5. As with most endeavors in uncharted territory, some songs miss the mark (an unnecessary ambient keyboard instrumental "Flush," for instance), but the straightforward beasts like "Billy Fish," "The Smiling Cobra," and the majestic title song "Nude with Boots" showcase the Melvins at the top of their game, while the lumbering brutality of "It Tastes Better Than the Truth" and "The Savage Hippy" shows that their warped sensibilities are still intact and that they're far from softening, even after almost 25 years in the game.
  6. It’s not a bad piece of work overall, but when we want to hear classic Melvins, “pleasant” music isn’t exactly what we’re looking for.
  7. Nude With Boots, their second effort with Big Business' Jared Warren and Coady Willis, continues to muscle up that foursome, the BBs proving the long-lost rhythm section to drummer Dale Crover and guitarist Buzz Osborne.

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  1. Alan@
    Jul 16, 2008
    8
    Not breaking any new ground, but blowin' shards of molten metal out of their bee-hives are... THE MELVINS. As a longtime fan, musician Not breaking any new ground, but blowin' shards of molten metal out of their bee-hives are... THE MELVINS. As a longtime fan, musician and family man, I can truly say I love this little collection of ditties. Bravo. Well done. Will see these guys live soon. Expand
  2. SpencerL.
    Jul 17, 2008
    8
    Not their best but a very good album. I don't think I know of any bands that still release relevant music after being around for so Not their best but a very good album. I don't think I know of any bands that still release relevant music after being around for so long. The Melvins are basically a benchmark for how music should be done. Serve yourself first, then if people happen to like it, fuck yeah. If not, then it's their loss. Expand