THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN — Miss Machine (review)

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN — Miss Machine album cover Album · 2004 · Mathcore Buy this album from MMA partners
2/5 ·
aglasshouse
There's a certain point where music can build up too much of a head of steam and simply become a malformed mess of half baked ideas and botched compositions. This is the fate of Dillinger Escape Plan's second album, Miss Machine, released in 2004. Myself never a fan of the band, I will admit their early albums set some standards. Unfortunately such influence does not excuse the honestly poor quality of Miss Machine. The cover alone explains everything wrong with this album; a jumble of angst-ridden songs that try so very hard to be aggressive that it falls backwards into the silly category. Not to mention when placed alongside the band's other (mediocre) discography, this honestly disquieting work sticks out like blood on snow. Any talent the band could show unfortunately does not translate well here. Uncomfortable and enjoyable, this album is one for only those who seek the roughest listening experience possible.
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Bosh66 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
It's a nicely written review Thatcher, and interesting to hear a view completely juxtaposed to my own. This album is certainly crazy, messy and far from melodic, very much in the best tradition of mathcore. It's also far from an easy listen. The fact that it polarises people really doesn't surprise me. Personaly, I love it.
Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I love One of Us is the Killer, but I've never heard this one.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
schizophrenia...not really my cup of tea either.

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