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Season
Ten
number
469
Type
Album Review
Post Date
1/7/2020

Skunk Anansie

469 Post Orgasmic Chill by Skunk Anansie

Post Orgasmic Chill

Label
Virgin
Release year
1998
Producer
Andy Wallace

On their third album Post Orgasmic Chill, Skunk Anansie offer a confrontational musical and lyrical approach balanced with soaring ballads

By 1999, the musical landscape had seen the rise and fall of a variety of genres touted as the next big thing. The electronic sounds of The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy offered varying takes on electronica, which bands would incorporate elements of over the years that followed. In the case of Skunk Anansie and their 1999 album Post Orgasmic Chill, it means adding layers to an already layered sound. Guitars are buzzsaw aggressive on one track, followed by a pop ballad approach on the next. Feedback is replaced by orchestrated strings. Booming drums by breakbeats. And making it all work is the dynamic Skin, who vocally covers all the ground with thought-provoking lyrics and near-unparalleled range.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Charlie Big Potato
  • 17:00 - The Skank Heads
  • 21:32 - Good Things Don't Always Come To You
  • Outro - We Don't Need Who You Think You Are

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