I just saw how no-one has reviewed this lp in a year & 1/2 so I'll have my say now. Confusion Is Sex is 1 of the rawest & desperately emotional albums ever to stick in yr ear. It sounds like a band that will implode @ any second, witness the fury & rage of Shaking Hell & Confusion Is Next w/ its manifesto: I MAINTAIN THAT CHAOS IS THE FUTURE & BEYOND IT IS FREEDOM, CONFUSION IS NEXT & NEXT AFTER THAT IS THE TRUTH. For Thurston, Kim & Lee believe very much in being totally honest, to where in the late 90s Kim had lines like "I'm sorry mother, i'd rather fight than have to lie" [Little Trouble Girl] & "you hurt me w/ lies" [Female Mechanic Now On Duty]. There is a real seriousness throughout this album also mixed w/ pure energy that can be a lot of fun to thrash around to in the grooves of The World Looks Red, the distorted squeal of Inhuman & th punkest version ever of I Wanna Be Yr Dog [which follows on from a drone called Freezerburn]. The paranoia continues on the nest album Bad Moon Rising but there is a difference in that CIS sounds like all the action is taking place in a small dark room whereas BMR has wide open spaces. For a lot of people, though, CIS & Kill Yr Idols are a lot harder to swallow than the delicious Daydream Nation, Goo & Washing Machine, as there is a very abrasive quality here, but open ears will find something very special here. Equal best album of 1983 along w/ REM's beautiful masterpiece Murmur.