"Then the lashes rain down as Gory counts them out in German: "Eins! Zwei! Drei! Vier! Fünf! Sechs!"
With each blow, the girl yelps in pain as the grinning PHD student becomes clearly aroused. And after the beating, Gory makes her perform a sex act on him.
Before hammering away at the girls he plays a cowering death camp inmate himself, having his GENITALS inspected and his hair searched for LICE—mocking the humiliating way Jews were treated by SS death camp guards in World War II.
Then, head bowed and tied up in chains, Gory is interrogated by a dominatrix before being chained up and LASHED so hard over a TORTURE BENCH that he WHIMPERS for mercy and has to have a wound dressing put on his backside."
Anyway, haven't bought it but ilike sent me some streaming do dah a while back.
To be honest nothing really stood out for me.
Then again, although I like some of their earlier stuff I'm not one of their biggest fans.
I've a had a good few listens now and I like it.. First three tracks are really good and its enjoyable right to the end.. I'm not sure its a classic or if it pushes bounderies but it is definately one to turn up loud and enjoy. I didn't really like the last album but I am a fan since New Adventures in Hi Fi (not that I don't like what they did before that just thats when I started paying attention to good music!) and I loved Up and Reveal. Opening song 'Living Well is The Best Revenge' reminds me of 'These Days' off their Album 'Lifes Rich Pagent'.. Both are great songs! I say well done REM!
Bought it yesterday (only £10 from HMV) I mUst say that it is quite good. It's no 'Lifes Rich Pagent' but luckily it sounds nothing like 'around the sun'. A great little album, all 35 minutes of it. FAST, BRIEF, MELODIC, GREAT!!!!
I'm not expecting great things from them, to be honest. I remember the days when an REM single or album was an event, but they've been on autopilot for so long that it's very hard to care.
I was hoping they;d come back with a single that was really dark and enigmatic, but instead they've churned out the kind of single you'd expect to hear on Radio Stations in 1994. I don't think they have any idea what makes them special, and are trying to guess what people want.
I think its a great album to be honest..think critics were a bit lazy comparing it to their own back catalogue..It actually sounds like a confident album by a band who started enjoying being in aband again...Around the Sun was pretty dire, but reveal is great, Up is a minor masterpiece in my opinion..Okay, not the most innovative release of 2008, but still a welcome one..speaking of welcome releases, I'm off to look at porn..