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Discharge: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing [reissue]Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing [reissue] (2003)
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Discharge's first reissued album, Why, has been reviewed twice on this site. Now, Why is a very good album, and set the standard for this, Discharge's first "full-length" full-length, Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing, but, in my opinion it's not really deserving of a nine or ten. And, yes, I k.
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Discharge's first reissued album, Why, has been reviewed twice on this site. Now, Why is a very good album, and set the standard for this, Discharge's first "full-length" full-length, Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing, but, in my opinion it's not really deserving of a nine or ten. And, yes, I know what score I gave this, and I'll admit that I have a Discharge t-shirt, and a Hear Nothingā?¦ patch safety-pinned to my zipper hoody, but I think that this album really is deserving of the hype.

For anyone who hasn't heard Discharge, the first thing to note is that every single song sounds exactly the same. It's a very simple pattern, and despite the fact that it doesn't allow for much creativity, the "D-beat" style has been one of the most hugely influential in punk rock. There are hundreds, if not thousands of bands that have good-naturedly ripped off Discharge's sound. None of Discharge's other recordings really gel the way this one does. Earlier on, in the Why years, the guitar sound was too weak, and the song pattern hadn't really been set. Later, Never Again merely tries to recapture the power of Hear. Discharge's later work was too close to hair metal for most punk fans tastes, and their recent comeback album didn't really do it for me.

This, however, is the jackpot. Heavy metallic riffs, not-too-wanky solos, and short, to-the-point lyrics yelled right into the listener's ear. The songs are interchangeable, but the single song on this album is good enough to justify being repeated 13 times. This reissue also tacks on a bunch of singles, which essentially overlaps with the reissue of Never Again, which really pissed me off. The CD comes with a short set of half-assed liner notes, and the jewel case comes in a little cardboard sleeve, whose only purpose is to get ripped up whenever you put it back on your shelf. Still, it's an excellent buy, and completely worth your money.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (February 4, 2007)

"Anyone can play punk",exactly man,that's why it's the worst form of rock music on the face of the planet.You just basically proved why your music sucks.

Misanthropic_Generation (January 16, 2007)

Complete masterpiece. Hardcore punk rules. So does crust punk. If you wanna be a rebel than be one, don't look for acceptance. Punk rock is DEAD today because of people like the majority of wankers present on this website, listening to pretentious pseudo-artistic band and commenting on how "technical" and "intricate" their music is....simply pathatic. If you want technical and intricate listen to JAZZ not punk rock. The whole point of punk rock is that anyone can play it, "anyone can do it" and to oppose the status quo. You don't do that by being a fashion punk and listening to No Use For a Name.

bassthoven (December 18, 2006)

Bought it, hated it, gave it away.

Anonymous (December 16, 2006)

Man, talk about your pieces of crap.

Sick_Nick (December 16, 2006)

This is actually my fav Discharge album. I remeber buying this in 10th grade and being blown away by it... opended up a whole new genre of punk for me, much like Crass did for me.

strangenotes (December 15, 2006)

The sound clip of that girl crying on here gives me chills.

ILOVESCOTT (December 15, 2006)

Archangel, are you seriously going to not read a review on one of the most influential bands ever just because of the way a reviewer used to dress? Lame.

Adam_K (December 15, 2006)

Good record.

My Clipse review is just as good if not better.

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

Best Before has all their singles. If it repeats a song from their albums, it's a different recording...
-feeeding5000

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

Just my 2 cents: they did too good a job with their "greatest hits" album a couple of years ago and it's ruined their individual albums for me. Like Crass's "Best Before 1984."

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

I should have made this all one post, but...
Archangel: Your Taste In Music Sucks. I'm not going to say that we have different tastes, or whatever. I'm going to say that everything you like is shit :). Oh, yeah, Modest Mouse. That's pretty fucking hardcore. Whoo, They just epitomize, really, everything there is to know about punk rock. Jesus...stick to the emo-core reviews, okedokey? I'll keep on keepin' on, without your comments.

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

I reviewed Teh Revolt, but they didin't post it...it got turned down. I may redo it with less idiocy. I dunno.
-feeeding5000

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

I think I submitted this like 3 months ago. It had more stupid me-isms in it. Also...I stopped wearing that sweatshirt. Now I wear my San Francisco hoodie. Oh, and hey, screw you guys. Seriously. Will - thanks for the defense.
-feeeding5000

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

"See THIS is a nice review because I can pinpoint the exact moment that I decided to stop reading it: "and a Hear Nothingā?¦ patch safety-pinned to my zipper hoody,"

Honestly, you suck."

Your top rated album is by Converge and you're down on someone else over fashion? Go fuck yourself.

-Will

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

great record, brutal and simple

FuckYouOiOiOi (December 15, 2006)

why is the record which captures the true discharge sound. but i could see why you would like this more.

and are you gonna review the new Teh Revolt album or am i gonna have to do it myself?!?

Archangel (December 15, 2006)

See THIS is a nice review because I can pinpoint the exact moment that I decided to stop reading it: "and a Hear Nothingā?¦ patch safety-pinned to my zipper hoody,"

Honestly, you suck.

Anonymous (December 15, 2006)

I have to say the only other band that gets really close to sounding like Discharge in the United States back in the 80s had to be Crucifix. Just listen to their album "Dehumanization" and you will see what I mean. To be truthful I dig Crucifix a lot more than I do Discharge.

theonetruebill (December 15, 2006)

Absolute classic

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