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The Distillers

The Distillers: Coral FangCoral Fang (2003)
Warner Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: nixinNixin
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I'll confess I was quite looking forward to this record as I'd enjoyed their previous album though felt it inconsistent. With a new label, new guitarist and a new surname the Distillers had every chance of delivering a top-notch album. But it sounds like they couldn't be bothered. I didn't get th.
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I'll confess I was quite looking forward to this record as I'd enjoyed their previous album though felt it inconsistent. With a new label, new guitarist and a new surname the Distillers had every chance of delivering a top-notch album. But it sounds like they couldn't be bothered. I didn't get this album until it had been out a week or so by which point various members of the British press had labelled it a success and were saluting Brody for being an out and out rock superstar as well as a 'real' alternative to Avril & Kelly (God help us) in the role model stakes. It was at this point that I began to worry slightly that the album had been overtaken by a whirlwind of hype & melodrama.

Onto the album…. come on you remember. It starts off with the first single; Drain the Blood which I first heard this through this website and really disliked it. However with repeated listens it gets stuck in your head and this alone makes it more enjoyable. From here we move onto more solid ground & the middle of the album is where its at its strongest. Tracks like 'Die on a Rope' & 'The Gallow is God' represent a step up for the band and had this been the standard all the way across the album it would have been great. 'The Hunger' sees them move away from 'Rancid Tribute Band' status although unfortunately sounds a bit too much like Hole for their own good. It is however the best track on the record featuring an acoustic guitar with a Santana-esque riff in the middle & Brody proving that she can sing but needs to cut down on the Marlborough's.

After this things take a turn for the worse. Hall of Mirrors is ok but from then on the best word to describe the songs is anonymous. No matter how hard you try to absorb them it can't be done and you find yourself playing with the Thomas the Tank Engine ball you got for your birthday. Track 11 'Deathsex' is an interesting contrast to end the album with; it has the most intriguing title of the lot and is by far the worst song on here. A 2-minute song is followed by 10 minutes of feedback and other odd noises. Not big, not clever. Maybe WB has a minimum album length policy or something but if not I fear I've missed the point.

One of the unfortunate things about this album is that it requires a summary of all the drama that has preceded it before you can get onto the actual songs because it is this drama that defines it for most people. Without the turmoil that preceded it the review would probably read; the Distillers made an album that was ok, it certainly didn't suck, but is nothing special. And you'd think…'who?' Huh that was easy.

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____Win_Win_Situation____ (November 6, 2009)

my fav. album by them. six years strong. the last song. i'm not sure what it's call but it's real long and sounds like it might be 'death sex' is awesome. i like the feedback and discharge type sound. song 8 which they did on conan o'brien is another really catchy punk love song. a lot of other memorable songs on here as well. i listen to it a lot so 5 stars from me. not sure why others diss them so much. most people just comment of brody but don't listen to the music or instantly pass it off. the rage of their song 'oh serena' off their first album is one of the most hard hitting female (or male) punk songs, EVER! Love them since then. Spinnerette doesn't do anything for me. They have one or two good songs, about it. XO

bradc (July 21, 2009)

Anything less than 4 stars from anyone is ridiculous for this album. Soooo Sick!!

bradc (July 21, 2009)

Anything less than 4 stars from anyone is ridiculous for this album. Soooo Sick!!

screeching_bottlerocket (February 4, 2007)

if it weren't for "the hunger" and "death sex" this would get five stars, but those songs bring it down to four.

Anonymous (January 11, 2006)

Come on this album deserves AT LEAST 4 stars. not 5 because deathsex could possibly be one of the worst songs ever (1 minute song turnd into a 10 minute song by feedback) Most Tracks are good and all of them get stuck in your head. Most 2 star givers are just pissed that Brodys not with Tim anymore, Tyr for once to give real FAIR reveiws instead of sitting in your moms basement and dissing bands. This album was worth the $12 I spent on it. I do have to say the other albums were better, 5 star material but this album is pretty good to. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME LISTENING TO DEATHSEX ONCE THE LYRICS STOP ITS ALL FEEDBACK!

Passion_of_Destruction (August 8, 2005)

it's not the words you're supposed to listen to, they're just metaphors, it's the music they want you to hear. when you just listen to the music you'll hear the work that went into it and how well it's played.

im-dead (March 18, 2005)

hmmmm...mediocrity is a word i would associate with a lot of todays mainstream punk music

Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

it sucked bad. very boring. dont buy this.....

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

couldn't you sort of guess that the next album would suck when they toured with no doubt?

titsandtats (June 28, 2004)

i was expecting something different, along the lines of sing sing (wich i love) , but this album is the more radio friendly version of brody.i have to admit that i usually dont like girl singers, but i think her voice is so amazing. i guess i only like girl singers when they sound like dudes. i know, im a girl and thats wrong, blah blah blah womens rights and equalitywhine and pout.sue me. i love it and dont care if its a little pop-ish.

crizack (May 14, 2004)

not a good cd, but it isn't utter crap. for once, i'm neutral.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

and he said "fo shizzle"

Anonymous (April 21, 2004)

Sing sing death house was a masterpiece. I can't believe their new album would be their crappiest ever! That's fucking disappointing. :(

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

This record really sucks. The most boring "punk" record recorded in years. Seriously, this is garbage.

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

Fuckable

http://www.broken-bracelet.net/idoless/distillers/br ody3.JPG

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

to the idiot that said their is only one song on the decline: clams have feelings too is also on the decline EP...its a slightly different version of the song.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

Joey: I am gay

Katie-o (December 1, 2003)

I thought that this album was terrible. I liked their previous albums, and I was also looking forward to this one, but their music style has totally changed. It's not the worst thing ever, but definetly not something I'd prefer to listen to.

Anonymous (November 7, 2003)

This band sucks heavy, pendulous balls.
Good point about the revolving lineup of this band, whoever said that. We should make a band out of Brody, Joe Queer and Stza (from LOC). They would all fight to the death while whining about cops/girls/tim armstrong. Stza would win and reform Choking Victim and we all eat vegan ice cream and live happily ever after. The End.

Love, Ken

Anonymous (November 7, 2003)

this album fucking blows, and brody can blow me anytime, anywhere ;)

Greenvandal (November 7, 2003)

Just poppin in again to say I hate this band. I dont think it can be said enough really. And alkaline trio as well. Fuck alkaline trio.

Anonymous (November 6, 2003)

Wow I'm glad Courtney Love actually made another good Hole record. Wait this isn't Hole?

Anonymous (November 6, 2003)

How is Brody calling that QOTSA guy?
Cum here...

Anonymous (November 6, 2003)

I liked this better when it was coming out of my ass. At least then I felt relieved.

Anonymous (November 6, 2003)

BHG lyrics!

ahaha :)

Anonymous (November 5, 2003)

Angry Adam!

-Justin

Anonymous (November 5, 2003)

Mama said talk this out and resolve
Don't wanna be involved so gimme a call when you evolve
Doggy paddle to the shallow end of the gene pool
Half with it half wit half finished high school
Give you a piece of my mind but I know you want it splattered
Heard you like your women like you like your shrimp you like 'em battered
Wife beater perfectly fitting apparel
Where's your brother Daryl? Where's your other brother Daryl?
Givin' me that Macho Man Randy Savage stare
Wanna snap into a Slim Jim break my limbs but do I care?

Anonymous (November 5, 2003)

Wow, this record is pure stoner rock magic! Are those mushrooms over there?

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

And for the idiot who made the ocmment about NOFX's "The Decline" ... last time I checked there was only one song on that album. So obviously if you liked it you would like every song on the album.

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

I love The Distillers, and I have for a couple years now, but this album blows. I've listened to it at least once evry day since it came out, hoping that it would grow on me. But I just get more and more annoyed with it every day. They signed to a major, got some skank ass guitar player and turned up the suck. I don't dount that will become just another punk band who signs to a major then gets lost in the shuffle. There isn't a single track on this album that is good. Some are so so , but most suck. Do yourself a favour and go pick up one of thier first two releases instead, then pretend the band broke up and you will live happily ever after. And whatever you do, DO NOT waste your money on a ticket to see them live.

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

that is quite a nice ass.

but i still wouldn't touch it.

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

http://www.broken-bracelet.net/idoless/distillers/brody3.JPG

http://www.broken-bracelet.net/idoless/distillers/brody9.JPG

d amn what an ass

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

"just because you can make yourself seem hardcore on the internet, doesn't mean you really are"

I EAT PIECES OF SHIT LIKE YOU FOR BREAKFAST. I'LL SEE YOU IN THE PIT MOFO!

ARRRGH. I'M HARDCORE! ADMIT IT!

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

"Since when? It just aggravates me beyond belief to see such arrogant comments being made. A little FYI, just because you can make yourself seem hardcore on the internet, doesn't mean you really are."

What the hell are talking about? Serious bands suck, so go fuck a duck, you poser assed trend.

Anonymous (November 4, 2003)

the score is for brody. she must be real fun to work with considering how long people tend to stay in her crappy band.

Jesse (November 4, 2003)

Wooo! The Distillers suck! Woo!

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

i'd do her kobe style

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

plus gg and the dwarves would put thier picture and name right along side whatever dumbass idea that popped out of thier head, most of these people making the comments are hiding behind thier computers cause they don't have to balls to say that shit to anyone's face

Pirate (November 3, 2003)

"Punk culture is very ugly, rude, and self-degrading"

Since when? It just aggravates me beyond belief to see such arrogant comments being made. A little FYI, just because you can make yourself seem hardcore on the internet, doesn't mean you really are.

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

This is a retarded discussion. Offensive speech is NOT what the site is about, and Adam has all the rights in the world to remove it. There are plenty of places online to go if you want to talk about your rape fantasies. Let's try to maintain respect for the site owners and the readers, and not be hateful.

adam (November 3, 2003)

"don't see a bunch of nice kids complimenting each other and getting into complex conversations about how to end the world's problems..."

I didn't say you had to, again you're all making too big a deal out of this. Insult bands and each other all you want, I really don't give a shit how you treat each other. However bottom line is we reserve the right to step in and remove anything racist/sexist/homophobic from our web site.

-adam

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

Yeah, Derek... Punk rock is about sunny skies and everyone smiling and being happy with each other and a sun with a happy face in it... Get real. Punk culture is very ugly, rude, and self-degrading... All of the peace PC bands admit they aren't punks, like Crass, etc.. Get over it, Adam. I don't know how many shows you go to, but I go to many, and I don't see a bunch of nice kids complimenting each other and getting into complex conversations about how to end the world's problems...

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

Since when does being 'punk' mean that you have to make obscene or vulgar remarks? Telling people to f**k off or referring to them in a demeaning manner is simply not what being 'punk' is about. Punk is about being fine with who you are and what you're into even if it's not the norm, and it's about not worrying about what others think as well. Not worrying what they think but at the same time not demeaning anyone for their differing views or preferences. Yes, you should be able to stand up for what you believe in and feel when that is needed. But the remarks that are constantly being made on this and several other boards like it are certainly not punk. If punk comes to mean that one has to berate the mainstream fan beside them or kick the Gap ad girl next door then it will have become just another work that belongs in quotations.

-Derek

adam (November 3, 2003)

Oh Please... 4131 I understand what you're saying and we’re not setting out on some new quest to censor the website. However the things that we removed were BLATANTLY misogynistic, there's really no question of intent or interpretation in this case.

There's a big difference between the Dwarves or GG Allin being purposely controversial as part of their art and a 15 year old kid sitting in his mom's basement behind a cloak of anonymity using the fact that there's a woman in a band to post blatantly sexist and overtly offensive shit. Stop looking at this like it's some great injustice that’s being inflicted upon you. We want this message board to remain anonymous and free to use as our readers choose. To keep it so we’ll continue to moderate this site in the same way we always have: the fact is we rarely (like 2 or 3 times a year IF that) remove anything…

-adam

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

does it feel like high school, kids? if it does, its your own fucking fault.

now you went and got adam disappointed in us, just so you could make vagina jokes. what would your mother think.

and i am being serious.

tee-hee...you said "vagina"!!!

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

thats all i'm trying to say.

4131

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

Who cares if some kids are immature? The guy with numbers in his name has a point... This music is all about self-degredation, and making "sexist comments" is a way to look all the dumber. What about the Dwarves? Can I not review some of their stuff, even though they have a clear connection with punk rock. Same with GG. And you can bet that if GG was reading this he would be saying much grosser things than what those other guys had written. I mean, look at the Anti Nowhere League for christs sake... This is BS. Not even the most hard line anarchist punk band members would resort to CENSORING a web page. You didn't have to take the stupid shit off, all you had to do is tell them how idiotic it was. By the way, I didn't post any of that stuff, I grew out of that gross punk "joke" phase when I was a lot younger than them.

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

D'oh!

4131
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Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

Also, don't read any of this as being confrontational, i'm just trying to have a civilized discussion with adam and anyone else who wants to join in about regulating what people post on here.

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

fuck! i did it again, my bad

4131

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

I understand why you removed those posts and even somewhat agree (by the way i don't support what any of those people said) the only thing I was trying to say is who are you to decide what is and isn't "obscene" (well, punknews isn't a democracy, I understand that). Really though, isn't it the job of the reader to decide who is a fucking misogynist(sp) and who's just doing it to get a rise out of people. Under the guidelines, would the Queers' "I want Cunt" be banned from the site, the song is blantantly sexist to some but not to others. Bottom line is, to have an open intelligent forum the idiots have just as much of a right to say what they want as the people with something somewhat relevant to say. Just don't start having some Punknews.org Meese Commission or something.

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

this album is pure shit... 2 good tracks on it... sigh :(

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

The Distillers were always just okay to me. i guess Sing Sing was pretty good. this one just sounds like Hole. She'll probably wind up throwing her shoes at Madonna at the VMA's now. yay.

Just go Indestructible instead. ooops! Did i say that? oh no! that means i like rancid! now all the "real" punks see through my disguise! *laughs loudly at the sad lil fat guys in their basements*

funkisdead (November 3, 2003)

does it feel like high school, kids? if it does, its your own fucking fault.

now you went and got adam disappointed in us, just so you could make vagina jokes. what would your mother think.

and i am being serious.

adam (November 3, 2003)

*4131*: Moderating this site has nothing to do with being punk or not. If kids are going to sit there behind their computer screens and write sexist, vulgar and obscene stuff about a person there's no reason we need to tolerate it. It has nothing to do with free speach, or being "punk" (notice we left all the other negative comments below) and everything to do with regulating our community so that things don't degenrate into complete nonsense here. We very very rarely have to step in and do something like that but this thread crossed the line. We try and do the same with blatant racism.

And yes, we do get complaints from bands, labels and readers that people are personally offended by some of the out-of-line things that anonymous people write.

-adam

LushJ (November 3, 2003)

Yeah, there's no reason to be stupid anonymous shit talkers. Brody's done enough on her own- as an individual and NOT as a particular gender- to deserve negative comments. Why go to the stupid sexist bullshit when there's so much to critique before that point?
That said, are people suggesting that gender-specific insults are verboten? There ARE more female-specific insults (compare the # of terms for vagina versus terms for penis, for one, or for negative female as opposed to negative male epithets). Does this mean that calling this particular person x,y,z, is sexist or just hating that person?
I have no idea, though I think a lot of the comments (especially the unnecessary physical description of her genitals) are fucked and lame society shit.P.S.- I'm not interested in Brody's future or current art. I hope her band mates get wise and disengage from her trainwreck.

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

and just so I'm not being anonymous

*4131*

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

Ok, I agree that those post were completly fucking retarded but don't you think that by removing them you yourself are being just as anti punk as the assholes whom you censored? just food for thought.

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

I've gotta say, I was really expecting to dislike the album, and did after one listen, but ended up liking it a rather lot. I'm pretty sure if there was no Tim Armstrong marriage and subsequent divorce, there wouldn't be nearly as many haters...

...evildeadalive

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

Once was an OK band....I really like a couple of the songs off SSDH...esspecially the killer title track, but this album and Brody herself are now becoming jokes. I mean, this album is very radio friendly and not all that interesting.....it lacks the intensity of earlier efforts...which is really the only thing that made them great. This band sounds "almost" as bad as hole now.....with protooled guitars and less screaming. Without the snarl Brody sounds like Courtney Love...and thats not a good thing. Fuck it man, if I want to listen to a good female hardcore singer I'll take Erika from F Minus over this weakling anyday....and enough with the childish sex jokes uys....who gives a damn really?

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

yeesh

adam (November 2, 2003)

To the person who wrote:

"I'm dumbstruck...I always looked at "punk" as some sort of progress, some sort of alternative to stupid public though, but this thread illustrates that it's NOT."

Thank you for posting that. The comments under this thread has been embarrassingly immature and stupid. I understand now why so many people tell me they don't comment on Punknews because they don't want to deal with all the children.

Furthermore, I've removed everything that was blatantly sexist and insulting from this thread. There's still some questionable posts, but at least they talk about the record in one way or another.

From the Punknews.org Terms of Use:

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-adam

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

Anybody think the parental advisory logo on there is kind obvious?

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

Why haven't any women gone to the moon?

BECAUSE THEY DON'T NEED KITCHENS UP THERE!

Pirate (November 2, 2003)

I'm going to agree with the below comment.

Nobody gives a shit about the music; it's all about how horny you pre-pubescent fucks are and who she's dating. Guilty by association? Who gives a shit, fucking trend whores think your punk-ness is threatened if you listen to the Distillers because she's dating a guy from a *gasp* mainstream rock band.

Get over it.

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

You people sicken me. After all of these disgusting sex jokes and such, I've come to the conclusion that "punk rock" is just as sexist as a frat party.

I think the Distillers stink, but their music has nothing to do with how large the singer's vagina is.

I'm dumbstruck...I always looked at "punk" as some sort of progress, some sort of alternative to stupid public though, but this thread illustrates that it's NOT.

The singer seems to capitalize on sex to sell her music, which is terrible and stupid, but you people are just as stupid as you descirbe disgusting almost-rape acts to defile another human.

Thanks for ruining my day.

501 (November 2, 2003)

distillers suck. eastcoast style.

Lunk (November 2, 2003)

tim's a fucking paedophile and brody just came to her fucking senses and realised she was married to a talentless try-hard dickhead who snapped her up when she was a fucking schoolgirl and wouldn't let go. i'm glad she left him because he desrves to have his heart broken for being such a dirty old man.
oh, and sing sing death house was a good album, not great, but good. the self-titled sucked, and this one looks to be shit. i'm going to give it a miss. good review.

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

its pretty shit they should have stayed as a rancid tribute band and id say tim armstrong gets the last laugh still think brodys hot though i think thats the only reason i liked the distillers

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

I honestly think this could be my contender for LP of the year. I can't believe all the hate that's goin on! It's one of the more solid albums I've heard in a while. So many sing alongs, I dunno, I feel like I must have a special copy or something!!!

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

I might have failed basic mathematics throughout the years of going to school, but, I do know this:

Shit Unwashed Cock = The Distillers

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

Where's the new Living End review??

-bemused-

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

Cock is the new pussy
twat

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

The new inspection 12 review is right where it belongs...NOT THE FUCK ON HERE. Go away dipshit and never come back. You make me want to vomit.
twat

Jesse (November 1, 2003)

So Tim and Brody broke up...too bad they both suck. BWAHAHAHA!

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

wheres the review for the new inspection 12 record?

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

Fucker snuck the post in before me.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

This is the first album you've purchased in a year and a half? Are you an idiot? Oh wait you like nofx, never mind. You're 10 years old. It probably takes a year and a half to save up 20 bucks in allowance money. Damn that’s a lot of lawn mowing. You make me want to vomit. Just like this band does. Not good chunky vomit either. That shit that you get with the flu when you don't have anything left to puke up but clear shit. twat

POINT AND LAUGH AT THE PERSON BELOW ME

ZLNFTOC (November 1, 2003)

Mitch, is that you? Just wanted to say, the Distillers suck.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

This is the first album I've bought in over a year and a half.

This is the best fucking album out there right now.

Until "Coral Fang", I hadn't heard an album in which every song on it was amazing save "The Decline" by NoFX.

I don't really care for the politics behind the collapse of the marriage and the signing to Warner because every song on this album totally owns. I don't give a fuck who sleeps with who or how much money they made to take out some of the swearing, cause it's all good.

I disagree with this review entirely. The only way he could have been telling the truth was if he said that "Coral Fang" fucking rules.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

"all you haters need to remove your lips from tim armstrong's ass and listen to some REAL punk rock"

except rancid sucks equally.

listen to negative approach brah

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

...and in the end, Tim Armstrong gets the last laugh.

Edgie (November 1, 2003)

I listened to this CD two days ago and have no desire to re-listen to it. It was.. boring. Yuck.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

I agree with the comment that Andy Outbreak needs to quit the distillers and that the Nerve Agents need to start back up.

Josh

Greenvandal (November 1, 2003)

Yeah...the ass thing was kinda unneccesary.

I always hated this band. Good thing everyone is catching on now, I was tired of being alone :)

Reform the fucking Nerve Agents already, CMON!

funkisdead (November 1, 2003)

just because brody is a woman doesn't mean everyone needs to make a fucking comment, you know? i mean, i'm willing to admit a couple are funny, but its getting kinda ridiculous. enough can be enough.

there are enough shitty moments on the album to comment on without mentioning eating her ass, for christ's sake.

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

I'd say Lenny Kravitz to (kinda) keep some cred...

punky (November 1, 2003)

Who will she suck up to next?
a) Lenny Kravitz
b) Robbie Williams
c) James Hetfield
d) Patricia Heaton
e) All of the above

cast your votes now!

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

I said it once and I'll say it again:

Brody Tim Armstrong = Punk Rock
Brody Josh Homme = Rock

Funny how the Distillers were so much similar to Rancid back then and are now so much similar to QOTSA and Hole nowadays...

"Tim is so talented, he could write about anything and still it would be great. Rancid is the best band around."
-Brody Armstrong

"I've never been as much impressed than by Queen Of The Stone Age, they are so talented."
-Brody Dale

Notice something similar?? Gimme a fucking break Brody!!

adam (November 1, 2003)

I'm undecided on this album. On one hand I like Brody's vocals more now then I did before... but I totally agree with this:

"the best word to describe the songs is anonymous. No matter how hard you try to absorb them it can’t be done"

I actually like the single. It's catchy. But the rest of the album I can't recall a single thing from.

-adam

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

SSDH was good, but Brody does need to cut back on the slurred vocals.

Come to think of it, she needs to cut down on the vocals entirely.

Minor Threat

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Brody is now going with one of the backstreet boys now. The rat faced one.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Hall Of Mirrors is one of the greatest songs I've ever listened to, but the rest of the album isn't that good.

Get Hall Of Mirrors though

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Is Brody still going out with Josh Homme?? I read an interview with Tim and he was all like "I want to fucking kill that guy, I know you shuldn't hate and all, but I fucking hate that guy so much" Good times

-bemused-

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

I thought the single was kind of catchy. I want to have sex with Brody, I want to see her tits, and I wonder if she does anal. Last time I saw the Distillers I thought they were pretty good (opening for NOFX), and I thought it was funny Fat Mike made fun of Tim's voice on and off throughout NOFX's set...El Hefe apparently didnt appreciate it and claimed "I think Tim has a beautiful voice." Good times.

unconcerned (October 31, 2003)

Dude which distillers album has that song 'doll parts' on it?

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

This CD is going to be a HUGE stiff!

Karmas coming back you Ms. Brody!

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

who wrote this review? a 12 year-old?

i don't give a fuck about the heartfelt break-up really, but this grunge punk nirvana/hole bullshit has got to stop.

the two first albums where great and kicked ass but this was a major letdown.

brody must give better head than play music!

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Brody is a total slut. I saw her in NYC last year and she was flashing her tits after every song. As a female, I find that offensive and just wrong.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

people are only now starting to come around to Brody's bitchiness?

this score is for her and the crap she puts out.

LushJ (October 31, 2003)

I loved the 1st record and stuck up for Brody and her band, through the different line-ups, since day one. The 2nd record had some rad tunes, but now, after the b.s. that's been going on, I can't do it. I don't care what happens to this band, solely because the lead singer/guitarist is such a low-down snake of a person. Yes we knew her, and we were completely blind-sided by her actions earlier this year. The b.s. she's pulling and the hurt she's inflicted is waaaay too familiar, and I'm not interested in supporting her.Hope her band members move on to a non-Courtney Love/trainwreck band. I don't care what she does from here personally or artistically.

klasticono (October 31, 2003)

I thought this would never get reviewed, har har har.

Yeah, it was a major letdown, but after reading some interviews during the summer, I kind of expected half-assed boring shit on Coral Fang. I loved Sing Sing Death House, and liked the band's first album, but this is garbage that sounds like it should have been put out by one of those shitty Seattle bands 10 years ago. Ah well, good bands go to shit every day.

Ted_The_Bellhop (October 31, 2003)

Everytime The Distillers come up I say the same thing "Please Andy Outbreak leave The Distillers and try to get the Nerve Agents back together". Well he should do it, because The Distillers suck. I had the displeasure of seeing them live when they toured with Tiger Army., they were horrible. Except the drums were as good as always. Just leave the band already

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

I really expected a lot from this release and sad to say I was kinda let down. Most of it is good, but there is no anger or aggression in this one like the past two had. I guess this album has more of a love lost/love gained theme running through out it.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

all you haters need to remove your lips from tim armstrong's ass and listen to some REAL punk rock

Jesse (October 31, 2003)

Courtney Love sucks. Brody Armstrong sucks. Hole sucks. The Distillers suck.

TheOneTrueBill (October 31, 2003)

hate it

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

I didn't like this album the first listen through. It really hit me after the 2nd listen. It's good, but I personally like Death House better. It's a bit slower in parts. They sound like Rancid/Nirvana/Hole all put together, which is fine, because those bands are responsible for the music I got into as a teenage in the early to mid 90's.

Best Songs:
Drain the Blood
The Hunger

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

the artwork is fucked up...brody is a fucking crack whore....but the music didn't suck...so yeah

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