Acrobatic Tenement Enhanced
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ATDI's first release, finally available again. Acrobatic Tenement has a more frenetic, less polished sound than later ATDI releases, but is nonetheless classic, intense At The Drive In.
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Top Customer Reviews
Most people are completly turned off by Acrobatic Tenement because it's the first ATDI cd they produced back in 1995-96 on Flipside records. The comment I hear the most is "This sounds nothing like relationship of command!" Of course it does'nt! This album is set apart from all the other ATDI albums, even the early vinyls. Every song is filled with energy and emotion. Lyrically the album is amazing. Track 3 Ebroglio->"I had a friend who'd loved to scare you, as was his affections, and tremble you did `cause you weren't worthy of his friendship."
Cedric and Jims vocals are mostly sung at full voice or screamed. They move each song through bridges and choruses smoothley withought seems. The guitars and bass aren't sharp and edgy like most are used to with punk. Of course ATDI, like the best bands out there, can't really be divided into any genre. Guitar licks are every thing from simple to complex. Nothing sticks out prominently. All the instruments fit together perfectly in this recording.
If you like ADTI's songs or have never heard them, this is a great starter album. Don't be turned of by their unique style. LISTEN to it. It will pribably grow on you. Many of the later ATDI albums have the same sound and style. This one stands out on it's own.
Most recent customer reviews
ok this cd is not bad at all. compared to the others i dont think it would stand a chance. definately the worst out of what i own. and yet...its still great. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by John Quigley
wow, this cd brings back so many memories for me. i love it to death. 5 stars all the way...Published on April 21 2004 by David
This Band is awesome, best one around. And they don't sound like anyone else, really have a distinct sound from everything else. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by WhoDun Didit
This is a good beginning to a great band. This is what jump started Cedric Bixler to some great things. He has grown musically over each and every album. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by No, YOUR mom
This album is GREAT. Very lo-fi, more emo than a teardrop and more punk than a green mohawk. You instantaneously transport to 1996, when... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by Cynthia Rodríguez
I bought this CD when I was 14, a few weeks before I went to Ocean City, Maryland with my mom and my sister. Read morePublished on June 13 2003
This album is very different stylistically from At the Drive-In's other work. It is more mellow (on the whole) than their other full length albums. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2002 by Andrew
Acrobatic Tenement is one of my favorite At The Drive-In albums, despite being their first. It has an excellent sound to it and shows the promising status the band had even at that... Read morePublished on July 22 2002 by Audrey Chandler
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