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Metallica/Lou Reed Streams The Full "Lulu" Album

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You heard the clips....now hear the entire LP. Metallica/Lou Reed are now streaming the entire "Lulu" collaborative effort at this location.

The much talked about "Lulu" LP is scheduled for release on October 31, 2011 (World) and November 1, 2011 (North America).

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1. Necrovomit writes:

its an old man ranting while some half assed metal plays in the background

# Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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i haven't heard much of it, but the two tracks i heard sounded like crap balls

# Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WOLF7 writes:

I don't get this album, I really don't.

And, when you think of it, it's not like the entire project was doomed from the start.
When you listen to some of the Velvet Underground or Lou Reed's solo stuff, lots of it would work well with heavier guitars or Metallica.
Anyone who doesn't agree with me, let me know. I'll throw some examples in.

Now, the albums sounds like a piece of sh**.
But you know, even if Metallica and Lou Reed would agree it turned out to be sh**, they of course couldn't say it. They just have to suck it up, cos this project's become so public, plus Q Prime and Warners WANT the album so bad their mouths are foaming.

Metallica isn't Nine Inch Nails, with full control over their doings.
Remember the NIN / Tom Morello project? Trent and Tom didn't like the way it turned out, so they didn't release it. Simple.

Metallica is in a different boat. And the Captains are Q Prime and Warner Bros.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

I'm currently in the middle of the second to last track, Dragon, forcing myself to listen to it in its entirety.

It's just a collection of aimless jams with Lou singing/talking over top of it. Hetfields' best background vocals are on the view. The rest of Hetfields' vocal contribution is cringe-worthy. Sometimes his voice cracks when he hits the higher notes. Lou's voice isn't any better. Warbling is the word that best fits it.
The repetitive and quasi-intellectual lyrics and delivery could have been summed up within 30minutes, instead of stretching it out almost 3x that amount.
The album length requires a double CD, but there are only a dozen or so different riffs filling that span. The guitar rhythms go nowhere, just repeat ad nauseum.
The few guitar solos present don't accomplish much in the way of advancing the song. Hammett mainly uses his role to provide some atmospheric noises. It helps, but it still is polishing a turd. I've already spoken in other related threads about Lars' performance here. My assessment hasn't changed after hearing the full thing. I can only imagine poor Robert wondering what the fvck he got himself into. He was probably like, "Could you bring my bass down just a bit in the mix?... a little more.... a bit more.... more still... almost there... a touch more... good. completely inaudible.. perfect."

The thing of this is, if you take the 'tallica' name (and Lou Reeds name) off of this, does it hold up at all? I don't think it does. It doesn't matter whether or not Metallica or Lou Reed is associated with this. Its just crap. From a concept standpoint, the idea has merit, but the execution completely fails. This sucks... regardless of who's name is on it. Having their names on it only make it worse, due to the failed potential.

I stand by my correlation in this thread.
/news/details.cfm?newsid=72926 (Post #10)

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

Well said Wolf.

You've re-assured me DJ, I shan't bother.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Thanks for the reviews guys. You suffered a bit it sounds getting through this atricity. I will not be listening,or buying. Was'nt meant to be heard by my ears. I've heard enough already,could'nt make it through the full song a few weeks back.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 6:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Cruel Deity writes:

Wow, Metallica might as-well duo with Tay Zonday and make Chocolate Rain album, put -tallica on the end of it, and expect it be good. Just awful an awful collaboration, and I feel sorry for anyone who pre-ordered this looking for Metallica, because it's just not Metallica anymore.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BoltThrower writes:

Does streaming an entire album equate with a movie going straight to video?

And to everybody that gave me heat for ranting about Metallica sucking since 1989, do you finally see my point?

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Wyrd writes:

Just when I thought Metallica can't get any worse....Thank God we still have Megadeth!

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

You haven't heard much from Thirteen then Wyrd?

Cruel Deity, I think that collaboration could work. Chocolate pain!

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrokenFace writes:

omg this is f***in shocking. i knew it was bad from tht preview single they slapped in my face. Im 6 songs in and i just cant believe it how could any1 listen to this n say you know what this is awesome

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. wilco writes:

did pre order the thing till so far dontknow what to think
wolf ir right do think we miss the big picture
if we look at it really its not a metallica album
just a project and indeed there is lots of money involved
q prime just want to make money
but hey its still a sh**ty project i do think they should had put a metallica twist to it
people we do haveto admit we sort of living in the past hopping it woild be a heavy album
still it makes me sick if i lissen to lou reed never liked him or his music

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrianMN writes:

^^^ Thanks for the warning everyone.
For once that's an hour of my life I actually get to keep instead of wanting it back.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. mikey808 writes:

If someone actually thinks this sh** is good...they have issues.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

What The f***... why just why? lu sounds terrible james sound normal and the musics just quite repetitive and kinda boring with f***in lu talking over them. it comes together as complete sh**

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

I completely apologize for the way I acted earlier as I could not comprehend the aura of pure genius that was emanating from the music. This is quite easily, the best comedy album of the decade.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

METALLICA IS TRYING TO CREATE A CONCEPT ALBUM ON THE SCALE OF PINK FLOYD'S "THE WALL", AND FAIL MISERABLY. "LULU" MAKES KISS'S "THE ELDER" LOOK LIKE A MASTERPIECE! EAT YOUR HEART OUT GENE SIMMONS.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. TheRaper writes:

HA HA HA HA HA @ post 12

There's still time to get your money back. shame on you for spending blindly in the first place

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Lol writes:

Pre ordering this album is like the guy who got jar jar binx tattooed on his back thinking it was gonna be the best star wars character ever.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. wilco writes:

aah see thats the different between a trol and me
money is not the isue so even if its sh** stilll want it

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. medve writes:

It is one album that lars dont have to worry about people downloading illegally lol

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. not pessimistic writes:

tbh i agree with the sh**ty comments.....however!
i quite liked Mistress dread but only cuz it had some thrash in it and i kinda wished lou wasn't part of it lol

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. wilco's a tard writes:

THIS IS sh**, HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SUCH, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED AS SUCH. THERE IS NO ARGUMENT, CONTRADICTION, OR BIAS OPINION TO STATE OTHERWISE. f*** THESE ANCIENT AND DEAF f*** STAINS , AND LET'S ALL CRANK "FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE" IN RETRIBUTION.

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

metallica is dead

# Oct 20, 2011 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. btbamfav20 writes:

I keep fighting this urge to delete their entire discography off my computer, cuz everytime now a metallica song comes on i press next. All i keep hearing is lulu's voice overtop master of puppets, so i warn u all, do NOT listen to the whole album as i have for it WILL ruin ur enjoyment of the old metallica.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hellrat writes:

^brother Bam, that happened to me a LONG fvcking time ago....there was this prima donna, 'revolutionary' thing called the 'Black Album" back in oh 90-91 or so eh...THE biggest disappointment of a record I have EVER experienced

well, then along came Pantera, and all was well once again

EVERYTHING sh!tallica has produced since Justice represents a startling regression...I never expected such a dire turn of direction toward commercialist fodder after seeing 'Damaged Justice' with Queensryche opening...it was fvcking devastating to hear Enter frikken Sandbag on people's fvcking RADIO after the release of what SHOULD have been the fvcking definitive thrash record of the century

Metallica has been dead to me for over 20 fvckin years....I look at this fvcking garbage just for guaranteed chuckles, as evrything has a brand-specific clownish element to it, which is always quite laughable anyway...in this case, sardonically :)

And hey, all you fvcks givin Wilco sh!t, chill the fvck out eh? You don't know who the fvck you're talking to...the Flying Dutchman has been down with METAL since before the lot of ya was born, so use some goddamned etiquette

NP---Creeping Death---Ride the Fvcking Lightning

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. WOLF7 writes:

What I really look forward to is:

1. What the reviewers are going to say.
I can see it happening: The Rolling Stone magazine: "4/5 stars. LIVING LEGENDS TOGETHER - making amazing music!" etc etc

2. Sales. Will be interesting to see how this album does.


This album should be a great way to ballpark where the music industry Really is at these days.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Mudguts666 writes:

S**t man I can not believe what I have just heard. This has to be the worst s**t anyone can produce. I think my 3 year old boy could do heaps better writing lyrics and singing/spoken word. As posted by Medve your right Lars should not have to worry about the downloads for this one. No one downlaods s**t like this.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 7:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Poldendrol writes:

Be glad they do their experimenting here and not on the next metallica album. James' isn't heard a lot, but his voice sounds awesome on the view. Can't wait to hear their next studio album

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Metadeth193 writes:

I tried listening to this piece of crap but had to stop during the third song.
It's as some Finnish music reporter said: the two most hated albums of 2003 were "St. Anger" and Reed's "The Raven". And now we can all hear how it would sound like if they were played on top of each other.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. BrianMN writes:

I agree with Hellrat.
I got into Met. with Lightning.
Puppets destroyed all and so did Justice.
Then came........gasp......the black album.
I know a lot of people like that album and taken for what it is........there are a lot of good songs on it.......but it's not Metallica.
That album is where all the jocks got into them and I dumped them.
A heavier version of Poison.
The makeup....check.
The trendy hair do's....check.
The money...check.
Drugs.
Women.
Stupid videos.
Endless mechandising.
NAPSTER.
LAWSUITS.
OLD GRANNY'S GETTING SUED.
GREED.
MORE HAIR SPRAY.
CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!!!!!!
Metalli posers.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. zMETALlica writes:

only three letters can describe this project: LOL

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Diamond Oz writes:

Technically that's two letters.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. spiral_architect writes:

WOW, DIAMOND OZ, YOU'VE TRULY MESSED WITH MY MIND TODAY!

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. TheRaper writes:

this is possibly the worst thing ever done. lou reed is so off key and random, his crap doesn't fit at all. just terrible, i cannot believe anyone could call this good.

this needs to be boycotted badly.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. R10 writes:

Wolfs right,Rolling Stone gives this nightmare 5 stars! This fvcker sells a hundred fifty thou first week i think. Mostly in "red states" . The Metallica brand is bigger than you think! Id personally listen to Morbid Angels latest on continuous loop,than hear LuLu! I couldnt stomach an entire song! And im a Metallica fan,ill admit. We are running out of negativez words to desribe this atrocity. NP: Metallica/ For Whom the Bell Tolls

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. wilco writes:

thanks hellratt for backing me up
anyway dont delete the compleet colection on your machine
they did make some good music big mistake i do think was working with bob rock
and lissening to the old dude from q prime
nowa days they decide not metallica
if you look at it same sh** happend to the lameass rolling stones
we all have to admit that we are stuck in the past
looking at kill or ride or mop they did move on and got greedy on the way do think its a shame

thinking more about money tham your music you need to make
indeed the lulu project sucks donkey balls
and they say its just a project but still you ar eone of the biggest metal bands around so at least make a good side project not with that lame a$$ lou reed
they should have done something with john olivia or ozzy
but still did we hear the compleet album ? no so i will buy it and give it a change
hope i dont burn my hands on it its just 20 us
but before we go anyfurhter look at queensryche now they di make the sh** album of 2011 do think and on this part i regret spending money
on the end we can not blaim kirk or rob tye have no saying in the matter they only collect a fat paycheck

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Diamond Oz writes:

*Here comes the inevitable*

I decided to listen to the album for myself so I knew exactly what I was slagging off and honestly, I don't think it's that bad. It's not great by any stetch of the imagination, I don't think I'd even go so far as to call it good, but it's pretty much what I was expecting from Lou Reed. It's avant guarde with heavier sounding guitars. I won't be buying it, it's not amazing, but I found that once I completely seperated the name Metallica from the record and looked it as a Lou Reed album, I was able to tolerate it and enjoy it in some places. Be interesting to see how it does commercially.

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. R10 writes:

Hear what your saying wilco. Metallicas become nothing more than a legacy act at this point. I wont hesitate to see them live still,but i stopped holding my breath for great music from them. Death Mag had a few decent songs,but it was just so horribly produced and mixed! They still were great on that tour though with Machine Head,and The Sword. And hey,who's the punk who dares fvck with Wilco? You've been listening to metal 30+ ,fvcker should show some god damned respect!

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. wilco writes:

ozz wise words

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. wilco writes:

indeed r10 they have some good songs and live they still kick a$$
but how much money more you need in you life
they are so loaded think thats why they did call the cd loaded

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. All The Noyes writes:

This shat sucks. I'd rather listen to Shatner.

Paul

# Oct 21, 2011 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. zadoc writes:

POLL: What do you think of this LULU album?
Vote: wepolls.com/p/4388858

I am a big Metallica fan, so I went into this with an open mind. And I came out of it with dissappointment. Reed can't sing and his voice doesn't go well with the band. Kirk is back to not playing solos. The only good parts are when you hear James' voice, which is trampled on by Reed who sounds like a 70 year old man arguing with their bank over the phone.

# Oct 22, 2011 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. ssdd_13 writes:

crap, crap, crap! This is the worst thing I've ever heard. Damn... Metallica used to be good. WTF!!!!!
Never the same since Cliffy died. RIP

# Oct 22, 2011 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. All I can say writes:

"I am the table."

-Hetfield

# Oct 22, 2011 @ 3:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. wilco writes:

aah forget burton it would be the same when he would be still alive

# Oct 22, 2011 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. btbamfav20 writes:

I decided not to delete the rest of their stuff after all. Even thought they're sh** not, doesnt mean master of puppets is a sh**ty song all the sudden. I don't even have Load, Reload or St. Anger, why should i have this sh**? Death Magnetic was a hope held feebly that Metallica have come around, sadly this isn't true... :(:(:

NP: Hangar 18 - Megadeth

# Oct 23, 2011 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Cruel Deity writes:

Hey if anyone is in the mood for a good laugh i suggest you watch this amazing cover song of Metallica's "The View" on youtube. I have never laughed so hard at cover song before. \m/

/watch?v=Daann3r3e98

# Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. !Nailgun! writes:

I find nothing esthetically redeeming about this music.

# Oct 23, 2011 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. modern rock wankery writes:

wow! i was figuring that this would be the sort of album you could appreciate/understand better if you got, you know really baked first and plan on listening for an hour.
no...this is awful...this should never see the light of day. seriously, metallica...every band will make a bad record now and again, but this is just pure garbage. by far the worst thing you've ever done

# Oct 24, 2011 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. a good album writes:

poetic, insightful and profound-metallica has done it again! 4.5/5 skulls

# Oct 24, 2011 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. R10 writes:

#51 dude,you must be trollin' . Wow,dude,i dont hear any of what you hear! Do you write for Rolling Stone magazine by any chance?

# Oct 24, 2011 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. sonictherapy writes:

I can just picture the pablum puff piece, R10.

# Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. ZMA writes:

Yo Oz, thanks for putting it like that on post 38. I understand it a little better.

Actually DJ and WOLF in post 3 and 4 really helped me see what this album is and then Oz concluded it perfectly. I'm not going to bother listening to it because I'll definitely take your guys word for it lol.

# Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

I started listening to the album, but I ended up committing suicide instead.

# Oct 26, 2011 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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