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This is the first full length for this seminal post punk act and a must for any collection.
Top Customer Reviews
Be sure to check out Vaya Ep if you like this. At the Drive-In continues to grow musically at that point and put out some of their best.
Alpha Centauri - 6/10 - dissonant, a weak start.
Chanabara - 8/10 - things start to pick up, but at times its just weird (and not in the good way.)
Hulahoop Wounds - 10/10 - I love this song. One of ATDI's best.
Napoleon Solo - 10/10 - another great song. NOT a solo though.
Pickpocket - 10/10 - my favorite ATDI song, ever.
For Now We Toast - 9/10 - good song, great chorus.
A Devil Among the Tailors - 7/10 - strange, but overall, OK.
Shaking Hand Incision - 6/10 - a bit of a departure from ATDI's style, which doesn't really work.
Lopsided - 10/10 - a great song, not sure what to classify it as, other than excellent.
Hourglass - 8/10 - good, but lacking greatness. Deliberately has a feeling of loneliness attached to it.
Transatlantic Foe - 9/10 - a medium song with patches of fantasticness.
The lyrics (which I think are largely contributed by vocalist Cedric Bixler) are an awesome mixture of either highly imaginative stream-of-conciousness or cerebral politics, often being combined together in songs such as "Napoleon Solo" (where an overwrought Bixler sings "March 23rd hushed the wind the music died/17 embalmed and caskets lowered into the weather/If you can't get the best of us now it's cuz this is forever", and you feel like he's talking about some great injustice) and "For Now...We Toast" (a tale about escaping jail with the catchy chorus "dig just a little bit/the camp is fast asleep/library laundrymats/inside the dirty sheets"). "A Devil Among The Tailors" is catchy, dark, and seems to intertwine details of John F. Kennedy's assasination with sweet bee imagery (the chorus is "all sweet and honeycombed" but it also includes some memorable quotes like "stick your tongue on the north pole" and "a sweet cavity in Havanna captivity").
Musicwise the style is primarily emo-punk but don't write them off as another pseudo-political copyof of Fugazi...they mix this style with latin (best exemplified in "Chanbara" which could've easily been a single or video, and on the ep VAYA with "Rascuache"), techno (certain electronic beats and synths pop up here and there, more so on VAYA and RELATIONSHIP OF COMMAND), and other styles are melded into their indie sound unknowingly.
If you're looking for some straitforward transcendant bliss, look no further...Read more ›
In comparison to their other releases, In Casino Out is one of their best and most honest releases. While Relationship of Command is an excellent release under any standards, Ross Robinson's influence on the band made it more aggressive and smooth than any other release, a sign of a good producer. In Casino out, however, is as powerful, or more powerful, than the latter. Songs like "Chanbara" rely greatly on the proficiency of the two guitarists and their unique styles of playing, while a song like Alpha Centauri deals greatly with their ability to change the tempo of the song in between segments of it. The band's full ability can be seen on this record, not yet polished yet unrestrained and at their cataclysmic best.
This cd is my personal favorite out of all the releases, smoking the competition and providing a great staple of the sound of rock to come. Pick up a copy if you are already familiar with the At the Drive-In sound
Most recent customer reviews
I was introduced to the mars volta lately by a friend of mine. I fell in love with their album, deloused in the comatorium, immediately. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by TheJit
Oh, Logan Buck, did you start Grade 11 this year? Because up here in Canada, that's the year that the philosophy course becomes available in high school. Read morePublished on April 7 2004 by Alistair
Not as in-your-face as Relationship of Command and not as rough as Acrobatic Tenement. But that doesn't make it a crappy album. Read morePublished on March 14 2004 by David
This is another album that doesn't disappoint. Some of the songs might seem a little slow or just not perfect but that doesn't mean they all suck. I personaly love every song. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by WhoDun Didit
okay first off how is this logan buck fruitcake gonna tell a musician like myself what good and bad music is. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004 by bobby page
This is a good cd. I believe relationship in command is quite possibly one of the best cds i own. The big problem with this cd is the under production. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2003 by tim
OMG, don't let anyone tell you that this cd sucks, cause believe me it doesn't. At the Drive-In's lyrics and hardcore rhythm is awesome. Read morePublished on May 29 2003
Punk? Melodic harcore? Emo? Don't waste your time catagoring At the Drive-In's amazing sound. This is At the Drive-In's best work. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2003 by Ben
An excellent sophomoric follow-up to "Acrobatic Tenement," "in-CASINO-OUT" builds on their startup style by leaps and bounds. Read morePublished on July 22 2002 by Audrey Chandler