Awry, Amiss, Amok


On Celia's couch at 3am last Sunday morning, this song made me realise that System of a Down is finally a force to be reckoned with. Mesmerize is on my top 5 albums of the year. It has the same energy as Tool's Lateralus but with much more cynicism and self-deprecation. Woo! A lot of the songs link the culture of cool with the culture of violence; I mean, comparing the war in Iraq with an American high school party is brilliant: Everybody's going to the party have a real good time/ Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for serious discussion of serious issues, but honestly, there's a place for:

My cock is much bigger than yours
My cock can walk right through the door
With a feeling so pure
It's got you screaming back for...

My shit stinks much better than yours
My shit stinks right down to the floor
With a feeling a feeling so pure
It's got you coming back for...

Can't you see that we are hardcore?
Can't you see that we are hardcore?

8½ out of 10.


Allan Mansfield said...

gayest name for an album ever
gayest album cover design ever
I think they thought embossing it would sell more copies. and then putting a large sticker over the embossing would provide for attractive air bubbles on the uneaven surface.

Sambo said...

Can't you see that we are hardcore? <- pfft.

I saw them live and their sound guy couldn't sort his shit out. Thats not hardcore OR indie. Thats bodega.

Richard D. Bartlett said...

for the record, thats not even the actual lyrics.

and allan, your spelling is shit.

it is embarassing

Allan Mansfield said...

why are you embarrased??
i'm not.
for the record, you listen to system of a down. gay

Sambo said...

Suck out of ten.

Allan Mansfield said...

Piss out of dick

Daniel McClelland said...

Shut up Sam and Al. System rule. This album is wonderful.

Allan Mansfield said...
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Allan Mansfield said...

oh yea, I forgot, they did that song "when angels deserve to die" thats right! what a sick band!
i'm being sarcastic. they are satanic homos.