Tight review by Mindless Self Indulgence

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  • Released: Apr 6, 1999
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.5 (6 votes)
Mindless Self Indulgence: Tight

Sound — 10
The debut album of the wild New York Quartet known as Mindless Self Indulgence, or MSI, is most defintely, Tight. Both in the sense that that's the title and that it is awesome. A wacky blend of industrial, punk, and hip hop this is MSI at their unrefined best. Although I still enjoy thier more recent releases, this early CD is always fun. With Kitty's insane drums, along with Vanessa's bass lines and the unrivaled (yes, I said unrivaled) programming skills of Jimmy Urine, this band keeps and insane, if flucuating tempo. And guitarist Steve, Righ? 's distinctive stle is just as strong on this disc as any other. But the best part of an MSI CD is.

Lyrics — 10
Going along at 9,000 miles per hour, varying from a metal-esque scream to an operatically high pitch falsetto, Jimmy Urine is a completely unique vocalist. The lyrics are comical and mostly senseless; most "respectable people" would probably find them offensive (to MSI's glee). A cover of Method Man's "Bring the Pain" on this album has been named by some fans as MSI's best song. With immatur emoments like "Dickface", this is hardly for the so-called upper echelons of society.

Overall Impression — 10
The best songs are probably "Bring the Pain", "Tornado", and "Molly", although the whole CD is a fun listen. On another note, the some "Bite your Rhymes" has refernces to "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice. It is a rare disc and hard to find; but I would be after it in a second if it was lost.

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    Amitio wrote: This isnt there debut album, its there second, there first was a self tilted affair! But i agree, its awesome!
    This is Mindless Self Indulgence's debut. The album "Mindless Self Indulgence" is a solo album by James Euringer (With help from Steve Montano on the track "Bed of Roses") Jimmy described that album as "More nine inch nails bullshit" and as you can see his writing style quickly changed to what MSI is today.
    This isnt there debut album, its there second, there first was a self tilted affair! But i agree, its awesome!
    love it! i know! i can't seem to find any of the albums or EPs. altho i know there are some on ebay by the way.
    Morbid Morrison
    Wait, they're from New York?No wonder they kick ass... Yeah, this album rox. But i think that their best song is "two hookers and an eightball".