11 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Liars began as a polarizing trio that received reviews that either hated their albums or worshipped them. The band's uncompromising ways still provoke immediate reactions, and whether they’re using screeching feedback or—most recently—keyboard loops and rhythm boxes, Liars adhere to one pure game plan: going overboard whenever possible. This single-minded determination guarantees that riffs are played beyond their breaking points and that which is harshest will be the most embraced. Liars hit the dance floor with Mess looking to clear it as quickly as possible. Anyone still standing is their audience. “I’m No Gold” takes a fat synth line and repeats it to the point of brainwash, while organ, drum loops, and disjointed vocals merge to create the rest of the sound. Elements of industrial music are present, but things always add up differently under Liars' care. “Mess on a Mission” only reaches hysteria with the chorus, while its other parts are far less coordinated. “Left Speaker Blown” is their idea of the blues in 2014.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Liars began as a polarizing trio that received reviews that either hated their albums or worshipped them. The band's uncompromising ways still provoke immediate reactions, and whether they’re using screeching feedback or—most recently—keyboard loops and rhythm boxes, Liars adhere to one pure game plan: going overboard whenever possible. This single-minded determination guarantees that riffs are played beyond their breaking points and that which is harshest will be the most embraced. Liars hit the dance floor with Mess looking to clear it as quickly as possible. Anyone still standing is their audience. “I’m No Gold” takes a fat synth line and repeats it to the point of brainwash, while organ, drum loops, and disjointed vocals merge to create the rest of the sound. Elements of industrial music are present, but things always add up differently under Liars' care. “Mess on a Mission” only reaches hysteria with the chorus, while its other parts are far less coordinated. “Left Speaker Blown” is their idea of the blues in 2014.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

well jesus says ,

colorful beats from hell

VOX TUNED D.E.D. is f*cking phenomenal. makes me want to dance in a crowded room with knives in my hand. so sick.

garbageghost ,

Terrifying Party Gold

Instantly satisfying. A catchy, vicious, scary, rotten, stuttering nightmare. The extroverted freak sister to their melancholy introverted WIXIW. Every track is great. I was gonna recommend stand outs, but they blend into each other and turn more sinister and apocalyptic as the album progresses. It's a worthy journey; take with a strobe light.

cara1yn ,

Post-apocalyptic dance?

This album is a wild ride. Fun, catchy, disturbed and dark. Mess will not disappoint.

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