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At the Drive-in Audio CD
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1. Alpha Centauri
2. Chanbara
3. Hulahoop Wounds
4. Napolean Solo
5. Pickpocket
6. For Now .. We Toast
7. A Devil Among The Tailors
8. Shaking Hand Incision
9. Lopsided
10. Hourglass
11. Transatlantic Foe

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This is the first full length for this seminal post punk act and a must for any collection.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best At the Drive-In LP May 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
I think when it comes down to it, when comparing to Acrobatic Tenement and Relationship of Command, this album gets a huge boost from the production. (or lack of?) You know, the indie rock aesthetic that you can't figure out why it's so pleasing but it is? This album not only has that at it's best, but it's got easily some of the best At the Drive-In songs. I think you could argue that In Casino Out starts a little slow, but "Hulahoop Wounds" gets things going quite nicely. This being followed by the excellent "Napolean Solo," "Pickpocket," and let's not forget "A Devil Among Tailors." Of course my favorite track is actually the closer, "Transatlantic Foe." Although I mentioned those songs, make no mistakes that the rest of the album is no slouch, (those first two songs included) but each song I listed just really does it for me.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At the Drive In's Best Work June 16 2002
By Andrew
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best in experimental garage rock April 29 2002
Format:Audio CD
More punkish, raw, and unpolished than Vaya and Relationship Of Command, IN CASINO OUT is a quintisential release by At The Drive-In that shows them jamming with disregard of any standards, just trying to expand the human conciousness thru a little bit of indie rock...
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...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A personal favorite and a defining sound Feb. 16 2002
Format:Audio CD
More refined than Acrobatic Tenement and without Ross Robinson's influence on Relationship of Command, In Casino Out is the quintessential release of At the Drive-In. An extremely raw and jagged album, In Casino Out is a true feel for the now-legendary band At the Drive-In, showing their punk rock roots and increadible ability to write driving, akward melodies.
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
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the casino
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 more
Published on June 25 2004 by TheJit
5.0 out of 5 stars Logan , Logan , Logan. . .
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 more
Published on April 7 2004 by Alistair
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album Whole Way Through
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 more
Published on March 14 2004 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatness
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 more
Published on Feb. 7 2004 by WhoDun Didit
5.0 out of 5 stars "Logan Buck sucks"
okay first off how is this logan buck fruitcake gonna tell a musician like myself what good and bad music is. Read more
Published on Jan. 9 2004 by bobby page
3.0 out of 5 stars Might be a little low
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 more
Published on Dec 18 2003 by tim
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCKS
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 more
Published on May 29 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars At the Drive-In at there best!
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 more
Published on Feb. 16 2003 by Ben
4.0 out of 5 stars ATDI gets great
An excellent sophomoric follow-up to "Acrobatic Tenement," "in-CASINO-OUT" builds on their startup style by leaps and bounds. Read more
Published on July 22 2002 by Audrey Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars the best atdi album?more than likely
While Korn and Limp Bisquit were blowing up some one forgot to look for talent. How people passed over this band and espicailly this album is beyond me. Read more
Published on April 30 2002 by "kid_biddle"
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