Fu-Schnickens-F.U. Don’t Take It Personal (1992)

My Rating: 75% (B-)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 75%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. True Fuschnick
  2. Movie Scene
  3. Ring The Alarm
  4. Back Off
  5. Heavenly Father
  6. La Schmoove
  7. Props
  8. Generals
  9. Check it Out
  10. Bebo

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking for an old school hip-hop album that’s a lot of fun.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

So typically 90’s rap, it’s hilarious.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

No, shuffle is fine for these guys.

Final Thoughts:

F.U. Don’t Take It Personal is the most fun I’ve had with an album in a long time, it’s truly a lost gem of the old school Hip-Hop movement. They’re incredibly fast rappers and instead of falling for the filler word style that was popular at the time (ex. iggity, miggity, and so forth) they actually stick to saying real words. Hilarious lyrics. Classic break beats. It’s a lot of fun.

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Rage Against the Machine-Rage Against the Machine (1992)

Record Review Requested By: David Gariepy

My Rating: 65% (C)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: 90%

Metacritic Rating: 87%

Average Rating: 80.7%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Bombtrack
  2. Killing In The Name
  3. Take the Power Back
  4. Settle for Nothing
  5. Bullet in the Head
  6. Know Your Enemy
  7. Wake Up
  8. Fistful Of Steel
  9. Township Rebellion
  10. Freedom

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Angry at the government, which is a really easy place to find yourself nowadays.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It fits their style really well, besides The Battle of Los Angeles cover, it’s probably my favourite cover of theirs.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

No thanks.

Final Thoughts:

Rage Against the Machine’s self titled debut is both iconic and influential. But it is not an overly re-listenable album. It’s good stuff to a point. Don’t get me wrong I like Rage a lot, but this first album is really a growing pains album, still trying to find their voice. Sometimes overly repetitive, other times a bit too preachy for my liking, it’s interesting to see where they started, but I’d probably stick with their later albums.

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