Album of the Day
Dark Side Of The Spoon
On the eve of the new millennium, Ministry shifted gears a bit for DARK SIDE OF THE SPOON. More deliberate and less drug-infused than predecessors (the Pink Floyd-inspired title acknowledges band members' past heroin problems), the industrial rock band's final studio set for Warner Bros. features simple melodies, strong synthesizers and the odd jazz and world music touches. Through distorted vocals, frontman Al Jourgensen's dark, biting wit hits its target on nine originals including “Supermanic Soul,” “Kaif” and Best Metal Performance Grammy nominee “Bad Blood.” And don't turn it off when you hit a long silence as there's a hidden track; it was the 1990s, after all. As the collection celebrates its 20th anniversary, DARK SIDE OF THE SPOON remains a bright spot in the Ministry discography.