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The Chemistry Of Common Life
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Fucked Up
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October 13, 2008

Fucked Up's new album, The Chemistry Of Common Life, synthesizes numerous diverse impulses into an expansive epic about the mysteries of birth, death, and the origins of life (and re-living). Merging elements of hardcore songwriting with up to 70 tracks of guitars, organs, winds and vocals, (including 18 guitars on the first single, the fatalistic "No Epiphany"), the music remains iconoclastic and startling, with Pink Eyes' vocals front and center. Guest musicians, of course, abound, notably gorgeous female voices such as Brooklyn's Vivian Girls and Toronto's Katie Stelmanis.

The band remains contemptuous of churches and religion (opening track "Son The Father," with its refrain "It's hard enough being born in the first place: who would want to be born again?") while promoting an almost Buddhist mysticism ("Royal Swan"). But in the end the view is idiosyncratically scientific: amid soaring guitar chords, the title track pays homage to the random chemical processes that created life on this planet. Though Fucked Up remain punks at heart - if quixotically diverse ones - they have created a great, weird, heavy record that stubbornly sticks in your brain and your heart.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Son The Father 6:32 Buy

    Son The Father

  2. 2 Magic Word 3:21 Buy

    Magic Word

  3. 3 Golden Seal 3:35 Buy

    Golden Seal

  4. 4 Days of Last 4:31 Buy

    Days of Last

  5. 5 Crooked Head 5:55 Buy

    Crooked Head

  6. 6 No Epiphany 4:19 Buy

    No Epiphany

  7. 7 Black Albino Bones 4:14 Buy

    Black Albino Bones

  8. 8 Royal Swan 4:49 Buy

    Royal Swan

  9. 9 Twice Born 4:29 Buy

    Twice Born

  10. 10 Looking For God 3:16 Buy

    Looking For God

  11. 11 The Chemistry Of Common Life 7:23 Buy

    The Chemistry Of Common Life

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