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, post-metal, alternative metal
Length 38:26, 45:04 (Japan)
Label Island
Producer
Quicksand chronology
Slip
(1993)Slip1993
Manic Compression
(1995)
Interiors
(2017)Interiors2017
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Punknews 5/5 stars[2]
Q Magazine 3/5 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. 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

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.