That’s a relief! I was definitely worried – after all, for every Surgical Steel, there’s an Ilud Divinum Insanus, glad to hear it’s more the former than the latter. Can’t wait to hear it. (Oh, and just to stay somewhat on topic, the Yob album is great too!).
Wait, so you’ve heard At War With Reality? And it’s good? That’s the best news I’ve heard all week!
I stopped reading this^ at “I stopped reading this.”
I wish you hadn’t posted this. I don’t want to read anything about this guy, even if it’s negative. Can’t we just declare Stereogum a Chris-Brown-free zone?
Say what you will about Buckcherry (and yes, this cover is stupid), but their first album is still great, one of the best Guns N’ Roses albums that GN’R never made.
“I never know what terrible, sleazy songs are OK to like or not. Stereogum are not consistent.”
This I really don’t get. You need someone to tell you which songs are “okay” to like? If you like it, you like it – you don’t need Stereogum (or Pitchfork, or whoever) to validate it for you.
Billboard chart positions for this song:
Week 1: #4
Week 2: #8
Week 3: #15
Week 4: #16
Week 5: #23
Week 6: #42
On the other hand…I met my wife on eHarmony. We’ve been together 11 years, married for 7.
I know the “greatest hits”, and I love Painkller, but when it comes to classic British metal, I’ve always been much more of a Maiden guy. So this is awesome – just like the Rush one, makes me want to go back and explore a band I should know a lot more about. (Also, is it bad if I admit that I, um, kind of like Jugulator?)
Speaking of “you-already-know-if-you-care-about-this”, Bubba Sparxxx also has a new album out today, only eight months after his last one (guess he’s making up for lost time!). Haven’t heard it yet, but I thought Pain Management was pretty great, so I have high hopes for this one too.