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Millencolin

Millencolin: For MonkeysFor Monkeys (1997)
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Easy on me, this is my first review. After Life on a Plate, Millencolin had high spectations for their next album that was going to be released in summer 1997, I was so fucking anxious. The album begins with a perfect introduction of what the album is gonna be and how it’s gonna sound. V.
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Easy on me, this is my first review. After Life on a Plate, Millencolin had high spectations for their next album that was going to be released in summer 1997, I was so fucking anxious.

The album begins with a perfect introduction of what the album is gonna be and how it’s gonna sound. Very creative song, it tells the audience how the guys from the band feel when they’re recording and working for the album (we’re under stress again but it’s always been that way). The first lyrics tell us what kind of music it’s gonna be played and it’s a little story about the album. Personally I think that Puzzle is one of the best songs in this album, it’s very creative with lots of feeling and very catchy.

Song #2 is a hit, Lozin’ Must (you’ve heard this one) is a catchy song with great lyrics, I think that Nikola’s best lyrics are the lyrics he wrote for this album. The album goes on with a bit of ska in songs like “Random I am” or “Monkey Boogie” (This is a song that people love or hate, I personally don’t enjoy this song).

This album is a complete softcore album, well done, high standard recording and great sound, very technical, not too talented but very good. My favorites are “Boring Planet”, “Twenty Two” and “Trendy Winds” (This song has the greatest choruses, if you enjoy to choruses you’ll love this one). Millencolin (thanks to this album) was my favorite band for two years until I started listening to bands like Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat or my favorite, Bad Religion.

This album is fucking great, for real, but it is far from perfection. An 8 is a fair score.

 

 
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mowlio (April 21, 2011)

the last line also sums up my voyage into punk

lostcausegiveup (September 2, 2010)

wow, 5 years later, and i'm commenting. *shrugs* better late then never. not the best album, but has one of my favorite millencolin tunes ever. softworld. love that song. oh, and millencolin, if you can hear me back in the past, please work harder to make machine 15 a better album. i love everything else.

Anonymous (August 13, 2006)

This album is a racial slur.

Janickbananick (December 6, 2005)

I like this album, its not their best and not their worst
My favorite songs are otis and 22.

bloofy (November 11, 2004)

this was, IMO, the worst Millencolin album

M4CH1N3 (January 31, 2003)

Oh, and this site would be a better place if everyone listened to the lyrics of trendy winds.

M4CH1N3 (December 3, 2002)

Not perfect, but still worth a listen. They have an AMAZING sound on this album, too bad the songwriting isn't up to it.

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

two or three good songs, and they can be found on different epiaph comps, so don't buy this album.- fathead

oldpunker (July 24, 2001)

A masterpiece ????????????
please dont throw that word around
these guys suck shit.

slymer (July 22, 2001)

Millenecolin just keep getting better. "Life on a Plate" was good, "For Monkeys" was better, and "PennyBride Pioneers" was a masterpiece.

Anonymous (July 21, 2001)

How can peoples say it sucks ? Great album, one of their best !! 100 times better that Pennybridge. It's sad, I bet that their next one is gonna be really pop-punk....... shit ! .......

Anonymous (July 21, 2001)

bad

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

What the fuck is spectation? ibet you mean expectation, but oh well i make stupid mistakes too. By the way this is an awsome cd, second only to the classic, masterpiece known as Life On A Plate.

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

This is a sweet album, You guys a morons to dobut Millencolin like this.
I agree Life On A Plate is a sweet album, there best. But this is way better the Pennybridge.

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

Millencolin was and still is good. The new album isn't like the other but is still worth the money. Life on a plate was by far the best, one of the best punk album's around right now.

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

Not bad, but 3rd on my list behind Life On A Plate, and yes, sadly Pennybridge Pioneers, I love that cd even though they lost alot of there fans from that release but it is still my fav cd, almost of all time.

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

their first album was good. Life on a Plate was unbeatable, and this cd just sucks.

coldjuly (July 20, 2001)

Millencolind 2nd best album after LOAP, then they just started to suck really really bad.

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