Monster Magnet, God Says No, 2000
A dear old friend told me a while ago that Monster Magnet was one of the best bands on the planet in his eyes, or rather ears. So you´ll understand it made me curious enough to acquaint myself with the band I only knew by name.
Labelled as stoner (who comes up with those tags?) this turned out to be something completely different when compared to my regular play list. Which is pretty varied anyway.
What you have here is a band that leans heavily on repetition within the song structures. This creates a rather addictive effect (hence the stoner tag I guess) on repeated play (no pun intended).
So for me it really took more plays to get into the album. At first I though of it as a blur with little going on. But over time the power and genius behind the simplicity is revealed. And this leaves you with an album that creates a special kind of bonding that is hard to resist. A lot of emphasis on groove and riffing. Surprisingly less heavy than expected, with the occasional guitar solo. Than you start tapping you foot along and you won´t be able to stop moving parts of your body. A different taste yes, but a flavour worth trying out.
Personal play tips: Melt, God Says No, Queen Of You.