Manic Compression

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Manic Compression
Quicksand Manic Compression.jpg
Studio album by Quicksand
Released February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative metal
Length 38:26, 45:04 (Japan)
Label Island
Producer Wharton Tiers, Don Fury, Quicksand
Quicksand chronology
Slip
(1993)Slip1993
Manic Compression
(1995)
Singles from Manic Compression
  1. "Divorce"
    Released: 1994[1]
  2. "Landmine Spring"
    Released: 1995[2]
  3. "Thorn In My Side"
    Released: 1995[3]
  4. "Delusional"
    Released: 1995[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Punknews 5/5 stars[6]
Sputnik Music 4.5/5 stars[7]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[8]

Manic Compression is the second and most recent studio album by American post-hardcore band Quicksand, released on February 28, 1995 on the major label Island Records. The album is considered to be influential to many Post Hardcore and Alternative Metal bands and it is often viewed as the band's best work. It is also the band's most successful release, peaking at number 135 on the Billboard 200.

Manic Compression would be Quicksand's last studio album before their first split in October 1995. They did work on a follow-up album during their 1997-1999 reunion, but it never materialized. A vinyl version of the album was re-released in early 2013 by Shop Radio Cast which incorrectly lists "Landmine Spring" as the first song on the B-side on the cover, when the song is actually the last song pressed on the A-side.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Backward" 1:43
2. "Delusional" 4:05
3. "Divorce" 1:44
4. "Simpleton" 2:45
5. "Skinny (It's Overflowing)" 2:27
6. "Thorn in My Side" 2:37
7. "Landmine Spring" 3:21
8. "Blister" 2:30
9. "Brown Gargantuan" 4:04
10. "East 3rd St." 4:01
11. "Supergenius" 2:52
12. "Shovel" (Japanese bonus track) 3:07
13. "Voice Killer" (Japanese bonus track) 3:31
14. "It Would Be Cooler If You Did" 6:27
Total length: 45:04

Album credits[edit]

  • Quicksand - Performer, composer, producer
  • George Marino - Mastering
  • Don Fury - Producer, mixing
  • Wharton Tiers - Producer
  • Melinda Beck - Illustrations
  • Joseph Cultice - Photography
  • Satoru Igarashi - Design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quicksand (3) - Divorce (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Quicksand (3) - Landmine Spring (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Quicksand (3) - Thorn In My Side (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  4. ^ "Quicksand (3) - Delusional (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ "Quicksand - Manic Compression". Punknews.org. 2001-09-19. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Quicksand - Manic Compression (album review 2)". Sputnikmusic. 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  8. ^ "Quicksand - Manic Compression Vinyl LP". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.