How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence

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How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence
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Studio album by Mindless Self Indulgence
Released May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
Genre Electropunk, industrial rock, industrial hip hop
Length 35:35
Label Uppity Cracker
Producer Jimmy Urine
Mindless Self Indulgence chronology
Tighter
(2011)Tighter2011
How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence
(2013)
Alternative covers
Kickstarter Deluxe Digipak and Digital Download Edition
Kickstarter Deluxe Digipak and Digital Download Edition
US Tour Edition
US Tour Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[2]

How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence is the fifth studio album by Mindless Self Indulgence. The album was funded through a Kickstarter campaign started on October 25, 2012,[3] which reached its goal on December 24, 2012. After several demos were released via YouTube,[4] the album began production. The cover art and track listing were released for people who had backed the campaign on March 12, 2013.[5] Digital downloads from Kickstarter were released on March 13, 2013. The official album release occurred on May 14, 2013.[6] The album was released through Metropolis Records with a bonus track; a cover of Supertramp's "The Logical Song".[7] The name of the record is a reference to the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and a reflection of the band "being themselves and loving the work that they do".[8]

Critical reception[edit]

The album generally received positive reviews. David Jeffries of Allmusic described the album as "the loudest, angriest, and most creative kraken since their 2005 album You'll Rebel to Anything," while also writing: "Think Ministry on helium and without the "do good" attitude, then sign up for duty, but only if your karma can take a significant hit."[1] Derek Staples of Consequence of Sound wrote: "Although MSI’s messages generally lack the depth of electro-punk/industrial brethren like KMFDM, they’re still capable of divulging wisdom beneath a cloak of tongue-and-cheek satire."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Witness" James Euringer, Chantal Claret 3:17
2. "Fuck Machine" James Euringer 3:24
3. "It Gets Worse" James Euringer 2:56
4. "I Want to Be Black" James Euringer 2:10
5. "Hey Tomorrow Fuck You and Your Friend Yesterday" James Euringer 2:40
6. "You're No Fun Anymore Mark Trezona" James Euringer, Rhys Fulber 2:53
7. "Ala Mode" James Euringer 2:32
8. "Casio" James Euringer 2:14
9. "Anonymous" James Euringer 2:03
10. "Kill You All in a Hip Hop Rage" James Euringer 2:30
11. "Stalkers (Slit My Wrists)" James Euringer 2:39
12. "Jack You Up" James Euringer 3:34
13. "Ass Backwards" James Euringer 2:47
Total length: 35:35

Personnel[edit]

How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence album personnel adapted from digital download liner notes.[9]

Mindless Self Indulgence

Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence – Overview". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ a b Staples, Derek. "How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence – Overview". Consequence of Sound. 
  3. ^ "Brand New Mindless Self Indulgence Record! by Mindless Self Indulgence — Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  4. ^ "The Official Mindless Self Indulgence YouTube Channel". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Brand New Mindless Self Indulgence Record! by Mindless Self Indulgence". Kickstarter.com. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  6. ^ "Mindless Self Indulgence Announce New Album; Reveal Artwork". Underthegunreview.net. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Mindless Self Indulgence returns to Metropolis Records!". Metropolis Records. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Chris Bitonti (March 27, 2013). "The Weekly interview: Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence (digital download liner notes). Mindless Self Indulgence. Mindless Self Indulgence. 2013. 

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