Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

SUGARCULT / Palm Trees and Power Lines (2004)


Natural Selection is a process that heartlessly and efficiently tidies up every sphere. This was released the same year as MCR’s Revenge and while I still find that album every bit as powerful as it originally was, I haven’t listened to this one in years. It’s clear that it’s repeatedly avoided the knife simply out of a sense of twisted nostalgia. I have been thoroughly reminded of just HOW insipid and deluded I was at the time. Tim and Marko are perfectly capable of punching out catchy clusters of power-chords and crooning with faux-sincerity when they absolutely have to, but I can’t abide these lyrics. No slick simile, no metaphor, I just cant.

Songs of Note: No.

0 Memories Worth Remembering out of 5

8 comments:

cuckoo77 said...

I think this is only the 2nd album on Suite to get a "frisbee" rating.

Funny you used the P.O.S. tag....there's actually a band I Nutted called P.O.S. that took the tag.

Neg said...

I seem to remember seeing two or three 0s out of Doc. He used a picture of a pile of shit on one of them.

I thought P.O.S. was just piece of shit. Too used to the comforts of Load, I suppose :erm:

cuckoo77 said...

You're right.

Doc gave 8 albums a 0.

Dr Faustus said...

How do you even know that? 0_0

8 out of almost 500 isn't that bad. I've been generous.

I can only think of 2 offhand. They were genuine turds.

cuckoo77 said...

Searched the number "0".

:p

Dr Faustus said...

That must be the only time the search has ever worked. :rofldata: It's useless mostly.

I'm going to try. I have to know what those 8 were.

cuckoo77 said...

It only works for the text and not the title, which is ridiculous.

:notgood:

Dr Faustus said...

It seems it can't even do that properly. 4 of those 8 were a capital O, not a zero.

GJ, Blogger~ :p