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. Flaunting the band's love for classic AOR riffs more here than on any other previous record, Nude chugs along on the strength of licks lifted from Led Zeppelin ("The Kicking Machine") and "Killer"-era Alice Cooper ("The Stupid Creep"), bringing a sense of boogie to Buzz's now-perfectly honed tablature of bludgeoning guitar work.
  3. 80
    Nude with Boots follows their last album, 2006's "(A) Senile Animal," in being one of the most straightforward, epically rawk albums of the Melvins' career. [Aug 2008, p.99]
  4. In sum, Melvins fans, do what you need to do. Newcomers might want to check out A Senile Animal, but then again, perhaps this one will make the last one easier to understand, and then it may be more enjoyable working backward.
  5. 70
    Bassist Jared Warren and second drummer Coady Willis (a.k.a. Big Business) return as the perfect-fit rhythm section for lifers Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, who are still communicating in their own avant-boogie metal language like twins separated at birth.
  6. 60
    Nude With Boots alternates between their trademark, skin-crawling sludge rock, and more accessible, almost anthemic moments. [Aug 2008, p.106]
  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. Collapse