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I Hate Myself - Three Songs [12 inch] (Cover Artwork)

I Hate Myself

I Hate Myself: Three Songs [12 inch]Three Songs [12 inch] (2005)
No Idea Records

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Contributed by: CantSitStillCantSitStill
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Can you really say that I Hate Myself ever really went away? The band itself really centers around Jon and Jim Marburger, brothers (duh) who have been in enough bands together to make up about 10% of No Idea's entire roster. Currently playing together in Die Hoffnung, No Idea touts this release as I.
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Can you really say that I Hate Myself ever really went away? The band itself really centers around Jon and Jim Marburger, brothers (duh) who have been in enough bands together to make up about 10% of No Idea's entire roster. Currently playing together in Die Hoffnung, No Idea touts this release as I Hate Myself "resurfacing" to record three last (doubtful) songs...but again, this could equally have been a release by any of the Brothers Marburger's other groups. OK, well maybe not Pung.

But getting down to the songs themselves, anyone familiar with IHM finds a little more reserved and introspective band. Not present are the over-the-top screams and soft vocals bordering on crying, but an almost pacifistic yell with more interest in conveying a message than an emotion. The guitar and drum work are without a doubt above par with past IHM recordings, but this is to be expected since the last release was five years ago. My first thought when listening was "Karate with more distortion." While some may not agree with that assessment, it kind of gives you an idea of the sound.

While I do like this record, and have been a fan of IHM since the free Blindspot compilation days, I feel kind of let down when listening to this. And not in an "emo" way, either. Almost like these songs should have been left to their current band or to no one at all to play. In fact, I was flat out bored by "Roy Sullivan by Lightning Loved." No Idea plans to release a collections album with all of IHM's songs not on their proper Ten Songs release, and I'm not sure if these three will be on there, but if they are, they will seem slightly out of place.

Overall, not a bad release by these guys, but when you leave such a legacy of great emo anthems, it's sometimes just too difficult to come back.

 

 
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acris (June 1, 2009)

the second track is so fucking amazing. love this release, even if it's different than their other work

GlassPipeMurder (November 6, 2006)

I love I hate myself.

Greeny341 (August 8, 2006)

I think this release was incredible, The Lightning Says made me feel really warm inside, as a closing song for the release. Even though this release at times sounds nothing like IHM im glad they put it out for IHM and not any of their other bands. Also check out Die Hoffnungs demo its such an improvement.

boldredletters (December 25, 2005)

dude, they've been in a lot of bands together, but 10% of the no idea roster? ridiculous. and their bands don't really sound similar, at all.

Anonymous (December 24, 2005)

i think these guys are losers

Anonymous (December 24, 2005)

your criticism about "they should release these songs with their current band" make not a whole lot of sense, and you'll see why when you hear Die Hoffnung. if the attitude of these songs is more in keeping with that of IHM than of Burnman, Pung or DH, why not release them as IHM?

Anonymous (December 24, 2005)

I think the band name is great.

Anonymous (December 24, 2005)

I think I Hate Myself is an okay band name, even if not as good as I Hate You.

-Will

Anonymous (December 24, 2005)

these songs are actually some of my favorites from IHM, i cant wait for the Die Hoffnung release

GreenVandal (December 23, 2005)

Yeah. That band name is right up there with mewithoutyou. Surprisingly...I liked them though. Never heard this though so I shalt reserve the bashing of the name.

SalsaShark (December 23, 2005)

Terrible fucking band name.

fritobandito (December 23, 2005)

easily one of my favorite emo bands ever. hands down. this EP wasn't their best, but shit, any new IHM is good as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

I need to check this out, as I love 10 songs, but what i really want is another Twelve Hour Turn cd. Truth North is good, dong get me wrong... but the last 12hourturn cd was amazing, and left me craving more.

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

Yes, these three songs will be coupled with 12 others on the collection CD, due in March (possibly with a DVD of weird movies and assorted oddities)...
The DIE HOFFNUNG LP/CD will come out on the same day.

Archangel (December 23, 2005)

"When is the fucking work "emo" going to die??? Especially when the word is used to decribe bands who DO NOT fit the term...hence, this review."

You clearly know nothing about the 'work' and can therefore not make any such judgments.

Score is for "Conversation with Dr. Seussicide".

btlmg (December 23, 2005)

this band is really good

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

I just love the cover with Ol' Dirty on it. That alone gets a good grade.

Ramo

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

"When is the fucking work "emo" going to die??? Especially when the word is used to decribe bands who DO NOT fit the term...hence, this review"

errr well actually IHM are. Admittedly this record has no screaming unlike their past releases, so you could probably lump this in with the older wave of emo.

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

Great band, Proper Screamo, without all the pretentious haircuts and overdoes of bad metal, which seem to signify the genre nowadays.
Also the record is a 1 sided purple 12" with no back cover, how could you go wrong?!

givemeamuseumandillfillit (December 23, 2005)

I'm more into I Hate You.

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

i hate you too

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

When is the fucking work "emo" going to die??? Especially when the word is used to decribe bands who DO NOT fit the term...hence, this review.

Anonymous (December 23, 2005)

I hate myself rules. This one is a bit different, no screaming at all.

--Trav.

colin (December 23, 2005)

i was kind of disappointed in this, but the 10 songs lp is fanfuckingtastic

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