Monster Magnet, essentially the ür Stoner Rock band as far as 1997 me is concerned, put out a new album. Apart from a highly questionable lyrical decision (and look, if you heard it and noped the fuck out I would not blame you) on Mastermind, I thought their last album (Last Patrol) was a great return to the spaced-out sound that I loved from their early shit like Dopes to Infinity, Superjudge and Spine of God (Powertrip is probably my favorite album of theirs but its much less spaced-out). I’ve more or less enjoyed every album they’ve put out, which is why it’s suck a fucking bummer that Mindfucker (GOD what a fucking dumb title) is so… mediocre.
Every song on this album sounds like a song from an earlier album, only worse. This is most heinous in the final track (which is the only track that stood out to me) which sounds like they slowed down the riff for Monolithic Baby and sang over it. There aren’t even particularly lousy tracks (like for example, Doomsday on God Says No is a fucking turd of a song, but there are enough good songs to balance it out). It’s just this kind of boring sameness.
Anyway, this is usually a thread for good music releases and not bad ones, but man this album was a drag and I had to vent about it on the Internet, as one does.
EDIT: Whoops, apparently the Bad Lyrical Decision was on Mastermind and not on Last Patrol like I thought. You know what, just skip Mastermind.