Zoo Hypothesis, an album review

An album review written by: Lee Sonogan

Tub Ring 36:02 (2004) Various

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Originally released in 2004, this is the first Tub Ring album I have listened to. The zoo hypothesis speculates as to the behaviour and existence of technically advanced extraterrestrial life and the reasons they refrain from contacting Earth. And it also the title of this album. This album was released on the label Invisible Records and recorded at Apocalypse Cow Recordings, Boulder Hill, IL.

Tracklist for this album:
  • Tiny, Little
  • Death of the Robot
  • The Promise Keeper
  • Sharpening the Sticks
  • I Could Never Fall in Love with You
  • One With my Surroundings
  • Habitat
  • The Night Watch
  • Dog Doesn’t Bite
  • Alexander in Charge
  • Raindrops
  • The Viking Song
  • We are the Righteous
  • Return to Me
  • Wealth of Information
  • Vehicle

I have been listening to this album over and over. Usually, if I want to re-listen to music over and over, then it is good in my opinion. While most songs on this album are experimental, most of its elements are alternative rock and punk done in a perfect way. To appreciate this album you must listen to each song in chronological order. I recommend this album to fans of experimental music and do not know what to expect going in as I did.

PS – This album makes me want to listen to more Tub Ring!

Tub Ring do the best with what they were given on this one album and create a collection of very tight, manic, and even more, catchy songs, using Mike Patton slaptick acrobatics and Mathcore heavyness and energy, but without forgetting the popyness of Alternative Metal.Bowsette  (4.5/5 – rateyourmusic.com


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