Grinderman
Grinderman

Anti
2007
B+
Reviewed by: Josh Love
Reviewed on: 2007-04-10



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Posted 04/10/2007 - 07:52:36 AM by NickSouthall:
 I agree pretty much with everything Josh says here, but I'd just like to add a little further emphasis to one point by saying OH MY GOD THOSE GUITARS.
 
Posted 04/10/2007 - 10:45:56 AM by florenz6:
 This music is fun, it is angst, it is rough, it is good. It is playing an old game, but it is playing it openmindedly! (this short comment is dedicated to my special "friend" Ian "Little Matters" Mathers; for a deeper understanding look at the boring-ass record of Maximo Park, the Stylus review and comments!)
 
Posted 04/10/2007 - 11:56:57 AM by cwperry:
 I will reprise the comment I left under the review of Nick Cave's The Abattoir Blues Tour: that damn Grinderman album is the most limp noodle I've heard in ages. To think that these four big bad hombres put out such a wimpy little album that comes off like suburban dads begging their wives to go play golf and then saying "Yeah, we told those bitches" once they've got their Bud Lites in hand. Grinderman is Nick Cave's weakest moment, bar none. Buy The Abattoir Blues Tour instead, it's huge and great and fairly reasonable considering that you get 4 discs.
 
Posted 04/10/2007 - 01:17:18 PM by smezzer:
 I have to disagree with you massively cwperry. i don't hear this wimpiness you talk about. In fact, i can't believe you don't hear the complete badassery of it all. There's a number of brutal songs on the album, and much of it is filled with the sort of cynical anger i love to see from Nick Cave. There is certainly a focus on the power of the fairer sex, but its imbued with plenty of stuff i wouldn't dare describe as 'wimpy'. I guess the review says it much better than me though, and i'd say its pretty much spot on in its analysis
 
Posted 04/10/2007 - 05:09:15 PM by cwperry:
 smezzer: I find it to be fake bad-assery, wannabe bad-assery, and pitiful coming from a complete bad-ass like Cave & Co. Therefore I find it wimpy.
 
Posted 04/12/2007 - 01:46:56 PM by IanMathers:
 Oh, florenz. Someday you'll grow up.