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Snuff: Disposable IncomeDisposable Income (2003)
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Snuff has been at it for a long time. From their formation in 1986 to their yearly album releases they deserve respect for consistently staying in the trenches as long as anyone today. "Disposable Income" seems like as a somewhat low-key release. Snuff's trademark musical quirks are less overt a.
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Snuff has been at it for a long time. From their formation in 1986 to their yearly album releases they deserve respect for consistently staying in the trenches as long as anyone today.

"Disposable Income" seems like as a somewhat low-key release. Snuff's trademark musical quirks are less overt and the band seems more comfortable to let the quiet moments resonate. Gone are the ska flirtations of 2000's "Numb Nuts" and it changes the pace of this record quite a bit. Snuff's musical experimentation and genre bending is far more carefully integrated here and makes "Disposable Income" if anything, a more pleasant listen.

I almost can't decide if the backing vocals are harmonizing extremely well or if Duncan's Leatherface-inspired singing is being tracked multiple times. Either way, the vocals on "Disposable Income" come off differently than on pervious recordings in that they mesh better with the band's ever-distorted guitarists and generally thick delivery.

Snuff injects their thrashy punk with some well-realized pop-songwriting on opener "Angels 1-5" and the single "Chocs Away." Accomplished melodic progressions and killer harmonies make "7 Days (Solomons Boring Week)" and "To Disappoint" extremely catchy inclusions. The downbeat "Heads You Win Tails You Loose" slows things to soothing calm as much as "Wearenowhere" brings things to a thrashing cacophony.

"Disposable Income" clocks in at over an hour and probably could have benefited from shorter running time, however as I jump through the record and write this review nothing strikes me immediately as filler. The latter half the album drags a bit but there is enough interesting trombone and organ work on the individual tracks so that they hold up well on their own.

Snuff are finally showing their age, but that also means they're showing their experience. A band that was once characterized by playing thrash covers of dumb pop songs seems to be taking themselves more seriously. "Disposable Income" is a surprisingly coherent listen and quickly becoming one of my favourite Snuff records

 

 
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monthegers (February 25, 2010)

Never gave this a chance until recently. I bought it when it came out but didn't care for the vocal production and cast it aside. I was wrong. Great record. Songs like Angels I-5, Choc Away, Boatnick, and Lies are instant Snuff classics.

Anonymous (August 21, 2003)

this cd fucking rocks

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

You forgot against me! sickboi....

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

"I said hey man, there's something you oughtta know, well I tell ya Park Ave leads to - SKID ROW!!!!"

-sickboi

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Youth Gone Wild. Matt, shut the fuck up...

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

i love cos...
he's so funny

me's in love in a gay kind of way

they call us problem child...we spend our lives on trial...i'll walk the endless mile

who am i?!?

me luvs snuff and cos

sickboi (May 6, 2003)

1. NOFX just signed to FAT.
2. Real McKenzies are on Honest Don's.
3. Avail
4. D4 (the REAL one)
5. Larry Arms
6. Rise Against
7. Good Riddance
8. None More Black
9. Strung Out
10. Propaghandi.
11. See #3
12. Swingin Utters
13. See #4
14. motherfucking SICK OF IT ALL

I hate stupid twits.

Anonymous (May 5, 2003)

with the exception of the real mckenzies and nofx,all the bands on fat suck ass

Anonymous (May 5, 2003)

"Did some fail fourth grade English class?" You people make me laugh.

Anonymous (May 4, 2003)

i only listen to bands on FAT. they obviously suck when they get dropped from FAT. good charlotte kix @$$!!!~

Anonymous (May 4, 2003)

You guys are like babies. You all have rotten futures ahead of you. As rotten as this terrible album.

Anonymous (May 4, 2003)

wow, you really pissed of that guy who posted below me

Anonymous (May 3, 2003)

HEY ASSHOLE (since you didn't sign your name ),

Did some fail fourth grade English class? I said "After Numb Nuts, I'm not really interested in hearing Snuff's new stuff." From reading this thought, one could gather that the author wasn't too enamored with Snuff's last full-length.

Sentence number two stated: "Since they aren't on Fat anymore, do you know who's producing/mixing since it isn't Ryan Greene?" Ryan Greene, known to you as producer of NOFX, Lagwagon, and Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, had a hand in all of Snuff's full-lengths since they reunited and release records on Fat. As Snuff isn't on Fat anymore, I'm guessing Mr. Greene isn't involved, so I'm curious as to who's tweaking the controls now.

If you want to hear my own spirited defense of one of my favorite bands, Snuff, you can check it here: http://punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=496 Otherwise,

FUCK OFF
--Cos

Anonymous (May 3, 2003)

AHAH. That's pretty funny.

BTW, I'll toss your salad.

Anonymous (May 3, 2003)

you guys took that comment out of context. There is a period between those two sentences, meaning they are 2 seperate thoughts.

Anonymous (May 3, 2003)

Anyone wanna toss my salad?

Anonymous (May 2, 2003)

To the first guy who said ''I'm not really interested in hearing Snuff's new stuff. Since they aren't on Fat anymore''That's the most stupid comment I have ever heard. You're probably one of those guys who buys an album for one song and then listen to that song on repeat. You're so pathetic

There was a full stop between his 'Not wanting to listen to it' point, and his 'Who is producing it?' point. Meaning that he isn't interested in listening to it, but is still interested in who produced it.
Learn to read before jumping to conclusions.

Anonymous (May 2, 2003)

To the fisrt guy who said ''I'm not really interested in hearing Snuff's new stuff.Since they aren't on Fat anymore''Thats the most stupid commnent I have ever heard. Youre probably one of those guy who buys an album for one song and then listen to that song on repeat. Youre so pathatic

Anonymous (May 2, 2003)

After Numb Nuts, I'm not really interested in hearing Snuff's new stuff. Since they aren't on Fat anymore, who's producing/mixing it, since it isn't Ryan Greene?

--Cos

Melvyl (May 2, 2003)

i won this cd, i've listened to it 5 times but i still can't hum a single riff or sing a single line from the whole album.

but when i listen to it, i ROCK OUT.

ElVaquero (May 2, 2003)

I want this album

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