06:39 - deadone I don't even buy all 9s. Some of it I just don't see as something I'd listen to regularly often enough and other stuff I just can't get (*sniff* Skyclad)
06:36 - deadone I meant literal buy which in turn means I'm going to listen to it repeatedly at home where I only listen to CDs.
06:34 - Fearmeister No, I'm poor. by 'buy-threshold' ;, I mean that you have the album take up a more or less permanent place in your music collection
06:31 - deadone As for 10s, give me an album that keeps me enthralled from start to finish and I'll give it a 10.
06:24 - deadone Oh and do you buy CDs/LPs? I notice your collection is only 43 albums. Obviously it might not be up to date.
06:21 - deadone And sometimes I buy a song based on a casual listen or even a single song (e.g. Arsis A Celebration Of Guilt when it came out).
06:19 - deadone Fearmeister, I don't necessarily have a buy threshold. Occassionally I buy random CDs without ever having listened to the band (e.g. Warbringer or Switchblade). Doesn't happen as much these days due to lack of decent CD shop
Disc I 01. Like Rats 02. Christbait Rising 03. Pulp 04. Dream Long Dead 05. Head Dirt 06. Street Cleaner 07. Devastator 08. Mighty Trust Krusher 09. Life Is Easy 10. Locust Furnace 11. Tiny Tears [bonus] 12. Wound [bonus] 13. Dead Head [bonus] 14. Suction [bonus]
Disc II[2010 Remaster re-release] 01. Like Rats [Original Unreleased Mix] 02. Christbait Rising [Original Unreleased Mix] 03. Pulp [Original Unreleased Mix] 04. Dream Long Dead [Original Unreleased Mix] 05. Head Dirt [Original Unreleased Mix] 06. Streetcleaner [Live In Geneva 1990] 07. Head Dirt [Live In Geneva 1990] 08. Pulp [Rehearsal May 1989] 09. Dream Long Dead [Rehearsal April 1989] 10. Christbait Rising [Rehearsal April 1989] 11. Deadhead [Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988] 12. Suction [Original Demo Guitar & Machine 1988]
2010 saw the Godflesh reunite for a (marred) performance at Hellfest, and saw Earache re-release a special 2cd anniversary version of this classic with remastered versions of the original tracks on one disk, and unreleased mixes and live versions of the same track order on the second disk.
Whether the original Streetcleaner or the MMX reissue, it's a slow, crushing, claustrophobic, bleak, and asphyxiating album that will leave you roadkill.
I've always preferred the s/t debut EP to this, and the pre-Godflesh stuff under the 'Fall of Because' name even more than that. Much more dense, noisy and satisfying than this I feel.
Never heard their earlier stuff, which currently feels like a stupid move by me. I'm quite liking the sound of those tracks. Too much industrial, or a primarily industrial focus is a tad off-putting for me (usually). However, when you mix industrial with other genres, I find that wonderful things can happen.