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Mclusky - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire (Cover Artwork)

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Mclusky: The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On FireThe Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire (2004)
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In 2002 Mclusky released possibly the most kickass hardcore album of the new century with infuckingcredible "Mclusky Do Dallas". It had killer riffs, hilarious and smart lyrics, and was generally about ten pounds of attitude in a five pound bag. So I was highly anticipating their follow-up. The.
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In 2002 Mclusky released possibly the most kickass hardcore album of the new century with infuckingcredible "Mclusky Do Dallas". It had killer riffs, hilarious and smart lyrics, and was generally about ten pounds of attitude in a five pound bag. So I was highly anticipating their follow-up.

They've changed drummers, but the sound remains largely intact. The quieter material like the leadoff single "She Will Only Bring You Happiness" and almost Radiohead-y fade out close "Support Systems" are not indicitive of the rest of the album. You could interpret that as either musical stagnation or consistency, and really that's not what matters, anyway. The question is whether its good. And it is, for the most part. Even if musically it's a departure, "She Will Only..." is lyrically stock Mclusky, ending with the chant "our old singer is a sex criminal" and generally dropping lyrical bombs every fifteen seconds or so.

The guitar line on opener "Without MSG I Am Nothing" is probably their best ever, and the song is one of their best too. Other standouts include the buildup in "Your Children Are Waiting For You To Die" and the dueling trumpets in "Forget Him I'm Mint".

The album sags a little in the middle but otherwise comes pretty close to "Do Dallas" as a fucking hardcore miracle.

 

 
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mikeinflames (June 30, 2004)

i think these guys are from canada ... thus making them cool
it's too bad they suck though ... cause that takes away from them being cool

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

uargh shitty stuff

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

if you need a band to compare them to, i'd say nirvana or the pixies

slippy (June 28, 2004)

I downloaded a song by Mclusky and it didnt sound like hardcore. More like loud rock n roll.

Anonymous (June 28, 2004)

who do they sound similar to? that's what i want to know.

Anonymous (June 27, 2004)

Unless you're in Alk3 it's pretty lame to be using their name.

Anonymous (June 27, 2004)

Things that I have learned today:

Alkalinetrio0087 is the daddy mack.

- Alkalinetrio0086
http://ys.michaelkdupin.com

alkalinetrio0087 (June 27, 2004)

hey this is for the anonymous dumbshit who dissed my nickname. alkaline trio fucking rocks, unlike taking back sunday or whatever you compared it to. and i don't need help picking up chicks you fucking loser.

Anonymous (June 27, 2004)

i really need to hear this. this band is too good.

-greyicewater

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

boring

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

one of the best records of the year. i think its better than "do dallas." their live show is one of the best ive ever seen. everyone needs this record

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

Those two videos I saw on The Punk Show were great.

- alkalinetrio0086
http://ys.michaelkdupin.com

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

"Great album, but Mclusky Do Dallas is a little better, if only because it has Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues"

I saw the band two months ago and they teased the crowd with that song for about 5 minutes, the whole place was just waiting to go crazy. Good times.

FortyMinutesWest (June 25, 2004)

The intro reads like a press release.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

Great album, but Mclusky Do Dallas is a little better, if only because it has Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

This score is for the reviewer's name "alkalinetrio0087."

Was alkalinetrio0086 taken? I recommend switching to takingbacksunday38434922344234 instead, as it will no doubt help you meet girls/boys.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

thank god for mclusky.

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (June 25, 2004)

Boring review, score is for the record's name.

sickboi (June 25, 2004)

Is your big brother in the band or something? Jesus Christ.

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