Crash Diagnostic

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Crash Diagnostic
Studio album by
Released8 February 2000 (2000-02-08)
GenrePunk rock, post-hardcore
LabelNew American Dream[1]
ProducerJ. Robbins[2]
Discount chronology
Half Fiction
Crash Diagnostic
Professional ratings
Review scores
The San Diego Union-Tribune[3]

Crash Diagnostic is the third and final album by punk band Discount.[5] It was released in 2000 on New American Dream.

It has a much heavier edge than Discount's previous two albums. The band split up later that year.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic called the album "an amazing swan song," writing that "jagged guitars and bizarre timing make the record distinctive, and the sturdy punk backbone remains intact enough to give the energetic tracks a pummeling core."[2] Spin wrote that "Discount bust out ... with punky power-pop songs and untempered female angst."[1] CMJ New Music Report wrote that "with head-boppin' melodies, Discount puts the punk back into the spunky girl rock genre."[7] Billboard wrote: "More female-friendly power pop than hardcore, [Crash Diagnostic] effectively uses the formula of raw, urgent vocals supplied by firecracker Mosshart and speeding garage hooks from her backing boy bandmates."[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."Broken to Blue"3:21
2."Anthony is Not One of us (Conti)"3:02
3."Math Won't Miss You"2:07
4."Harder to Tell"1:50
7."Behind Curtain#"3:45
8."T.V. Kiss"0:48
9."Sleeping Motor Boy"2:31
11."Black and White Can't Capture Red and Blue"3:14
15."The Kill Fix"3:10



  1. ^ a b "The Hit List". SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. May 27, 2000 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c "Crash Diagnostic - Discount | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  3. ^ "ALBUM REVIEWS - SHORT TAKES". San Diego Union-Tribune: 16. February 17, 2000.
  4. ^ "Discount - Crash Diagnostic".
  5. ^ "Discount | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ Denberg, Betsey (November 3, 2011). "The Kills' Alison Mosshart -- The Discount Years". New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
  7. ^ "Reviews". CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. March 6, 2000 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Crash Diagnostic". Billboard. 112 (12): 24. Mar 18, 2000.

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