In Casino Out is, in my opinion, one of the best rock albums of the 90s, and also one of the most overlooked. Few people know of At the Drive In (I didn't even find out about them until about a year ago.) And even less have heard any of their music. But from those who do, the general consensus is that At the Drive In deserved much more than it got. While I'm sad to see the band go, I hope that Sparta and Mars Volta can be as good as ATDI. Here's my thoughts on this album, song by song:
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.