Another Post Human Dream

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Shortly before In the Future (read: the first EP, not the entire album) got released, Greg went on record to describe the album as being about “the surrogate reality of the internet”–a force for dehumanization from the perspective of three guys whose career predated it. It seemed, and still seems, half-hearted. The video for “Dark […]

Small Crimes

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To say “Small Crimes” is Failure’s finest closer is perhaps to ignore “Daylight”, but I’m gonna say just that. “Small Crimes” is the kind of bleak, dissonant burnout a million angsty guitar bands at the time wish they could write. “Small Crimes” is the song that, aside from “Undone”, best represents the whole of Magnified, […]

Gone

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If I’m honest, I always found Failure’s early lyrics more interesting than the space rock/science fiction themes they’d play with on Fantastic Planet onwards. They seemed…more disturbed, more macabre, more evocative early on. It’s hard to argue with the seediness and spilt seed of “Princess”, the paranoia of “Screen Man”, or “Count My Eyes” in […]

Another Space Song

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The Essentials booklet is a curious read: Ken and Greg take turns giving their take on the “greatest hits” of the Failure catalog, as it were, with Fantastic Planet getting the lion’s share of the discussion thanks to the six tracks from it featured on the first disc. While they discuss “Another Space Song” at […]