Manic Compression

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Manic Compression
Quicksand Manic Compression.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)
GenrePost-hardcore, post-metal, alternative metal
Length38:26
45:04 (Japan)
LabelIsland
Producer
Quicksand chronology
Slip
(1993)
Manic Compression
(1995)
Interiors
(2017)
Singles from Manic Compression
  1. "Divorce"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Landmine Spring"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Thorn In My Side"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Delusional"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Punknews5/5 stars[2]
Q Magazine3/5 stars

Manic Compression is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band Quicksand, released on February 28, 1995 on Island Records. The album proved influential to many post-hardcore and alternative metal bands[citation needed], and was both critically and commercially well-received, peaking at number 135 on the Billboard 200.

It was Quicksand's last studio album before their initial breakup in October 1995, leading to a 22-year gap in output until 2017 with the release of Interiors. In the meantime, a follow-up album was conceptualized during their brief 1997–1999 reunion, but it never materialized.

A vinyl version of the album was 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.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

  • Quicksand
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Don Fury – production, mixing
  • Wharton Tiers – production
  • Melinda Beck – illustration
  • Joseph Cultice – photography
  • Satoru Igarashi – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Quicksand - Manic Compression". Punknews.org. 2001-09-19. Retrieved 2017-05-15.