Weird Revolution - Butthole Surfers
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  • Summary: The first album in three years from the always bizarre Texans includes about two-thirds of the tracks from their unreleased 1998 effort "After The Astronaut."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. The Surfers teeter on the brink of conventional rock values. However, throughout the new album, singer Gibby Haynes drives the proverbial truck into the ditch with rambling psychotic speeches.
  2. Anchored in the surreal goofball art rock, club beats and bubblegum punk that made anomaly hits like 1996's "Pepper" so cool, frontman Gibby Haines and gang sugarcoat their standardized tales of decay and hallucinogens but keep some delicious bitterness intact.
  3. 60
    At its best, Weird Revolution is danceable and degenerate... It's a tight package, but the holes start to show on the title track... [Oct 2001, p.132]
  4. The absence of Paul Leary's drug-fried guitar is unconscionable. [Nov 2001, p.78]
  5. 40
    The wan, wimpy Weird Revolution relies on tired drum loops and flat rap vocals. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.121]
  6. Weird Revolution sounds dated and quaint, both in its "Pepper" rehashes ("Dracula From Houston," "The Shame Of Life") and in its halfhearted attempts at caustic shock ("Shit Like That") and misfit mission statements ("The Weird Revolution").
  7. The Butthole Surfers have finally become shocking only in their sheer banality, like a watered-down mix of the worst Beck and Perry Farrell material you can imagine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. bobbyj
    Sep 19, 2003
    10
    Feed your children on acid and this album.
  2. RyanW
    Jun 30, 2006
    10
    awesome album
  3. NateK
    Jan 17, 2007
    10
    BHS best album, none of there other albums have this much of a meaning and it hits you on the first song, join the Weird Revolution people, I will admit that there a a few key songs on other BHS albums that have to be noted, some as good and some better than those on this album, but none have as many great tracks on one album. Basicly we dont want weirdness from the normal man, We do not want to be freaked out by the normal man, We want to out freak the normal man. Expand
  4. TraderWoody
    Oct 9, 2001
    7
    Don't expect locust abortion technician, but the Buttholes still stomp on the average chumps out there
  5. DavidH.
    Nov 10, 2001
    4
    weak
  6. MikeL.
    Sep 22, 2001
    0
    it sux
  7. GuttedPete
    Jul 7, 2007
    0
    the buttholes have been my favourite band for 20 years. this album made my fingers go numb with shock at it's awfulness, and for the first time made me regret my 18 year old buttholes tattoo. it's closer to 'they might be giants' than 'the shah sleeps in lee harvey's grave. i think i'm going to cry... Expand

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