John Scott's Staff Pick: September 22, 2022

What’s up Sorry State Readers, I hope everyone has had a nice week. Today I’m gonna be writing about an album Daniel has already written about, which is probably much more in depth than what I’m about to write, but I figured I’d give it a shot since it was just reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release and I’ve been listening to it on repeat since I got it. The first time I heard The Third World War was a couple months ago. Daniel was showing me something on his computer and he had this album playing. I think the track Tears was playing and I remember thinking, “Man, this is really good,” so I took note of what it was and added it on Apple Music. I honestly only listened to a couple tracks from it during this time and mostly just listened to Tears cause it was so catchy and would get stuck in my head. There isn’t a ton of info about the band online other than what’s posted in their artist bio on Discogs, and Daniel has already covered that and more info about the band if you wanna check that out, so I won’t go into detail about the history of the band here. Anyways, I was stoked last week when copies of this arrived at the store. I had no idea it was getting a reissue. I bought a copy immediately and gave it a spin at work and was honestly blown away by it after listening to the entire album. It had so many different styles and sounds on it, and I loved them all. Songs like Boys have such an infectious sound to them that just gets lodged in your brain and I love the lead singer Tracy Crazy’s raspy shrieks throughout the song. So many of the bass lines and riffs on here just sound so awesome and I just wanna listen to them over and over. I think everyone could find something they like about this album. I played it for a couple different friends and each one had a different favorite song. It’s always such a pleasant surprise to find an album you really enjoy the whole way through and can just sit down and listen to it from start to finish. Some of my favorite tracks on here are Li, Tears, and Boys. Snag a copy of this while you can, as I’m pretty sure this repress was limited to only 500 copies.

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