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Celebrity Skin

by Geffen
 (4.3 stars from 314 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of vinyl version, February 1, 2016
This is a review of the vinyl version. I assume you already know you like the album, if you are considering buying the record.

Overall, this is presented in a nice little package. The artwork on the front and back cover are quite nice to look at, and it includes a handy insert with the lyrics. The record sleeve is actually amazingly nice for a new record: nice paper with a protective plastic film inside. The 180 gram vinyl is well pressed and clean.

I have to knock off one star from my rating because the bass level is artificially low, in order to squeeze 25 minutes of music to each side. This drops the sound quality below that of the CD or a good mp3. Despite this, my copy is so well pressed that is sounds excellent if I raise the bass a couple of notches.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slicker Yet Still Edgy Hole, February 10, 2013
Having listened to "Live Through This" for weeks on end before returning to "Celebrity Skin, at first CS sounds pastel by comparison; CS is definitely smoother than its predecessor. But now that I've gotten to know it again on its own merits, I understand why this is Hole's most commercially successful album. The more prevalent major key melodies takes edge off of Courtney's anger. Conversely, this album contains Courtney's most memorable lyrics to translate the inevitably angry, searing subtext. "Awful" sounds practically joyous, yet its message is not and the contrast is compelling. Said formula works well throughout the record. Highlights include: (1) "Northern Star": a haunting ballad, a cry for help, a prayer. Is this song about Kurt Cobain? Maybe ..... and (2) The album's poignant final cut "Petals" wherein Courtney reminisces about the "the sweet boys in the summer of their youth". The quasi-orchestral instrumental coda of... Read more

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grunge Meets Pop And Shines, September 1, 2002
Ben (California, USA) - See all my reviews
I'm not going to go into great detail about each song, but just say that almost every song on this album is at least solid, and some of them are all-time classics. This is definitely an album I can listen to all the way through without skipping tracks and I haven't (yet) gotten sick of it...it's got that great replayability factor going for it.
My favorite songs are "Celebrity Skin", "Malibu", "Reasons to be Beautiful", "Playing Your Song", and "Petals". As others have said, the Corgan influence is very strong here, but that's all for the good as far as I'm concerned because the Pumpkins outrock just about anyone. If you had Billy sing instead of Courtney on "Northern Star" or "Petals", you could drop them right into Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness and no one would be the wiser. The only song I really don't much like is the 2nd track "Awful". I almost like it, but its overly-poppy blandness... Read more

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