Knife Man (studio album) by Andrew Jackson Jihad

Knife Man by Andrew Jackson Jihad
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-09-20
Overall rank: 1,886th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 130 votes)
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From 02/22/2020 06:01
its aight
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From 01/07/2020 20:10
A very raw and visceral album that explores the human condition and human emotions in an honest and earthy fashion.
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From 10/04/2016 20:51
This is my favorite album to listen to when I'm really depressed. And my favorite AJJ album. And top 10 of all time for me.
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From 08/06/2015 02:53
This album is amazing in its own...very unusual way.
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From 04/27/2015 22:19
Barnacles, man. Don't drink kids.
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From 11/05/2014 04:57
The more I listen to this, I just can't stop. It's so refreshing to hear an artist just fucking telling it like it is. There's music that's depressing, and there's music that's honest, but rarely do the too seem to correlate. Depressing music always is so dreary and seems more intent on creating an atmosphere than being relatable. And honest music always seems to be holding back so as not to embarrass the writer. But this is where both meet: this album says things that I thought only I could possibly relate to. It says things that seem to come from such a forsaken, hopeless place that I can't help but smile. "Hate, rain on me" is such a dismal sentiment but someone it's turned into a rallying cry to say "screw you" to all the haters and everyone who's disrespected you. Backpack seems to be a completely fictional song, but it's got real power for someone who's lost a friend and doesn't know where to turn. The intro track is such a great analogy too. "His laziness built the pyramids." Beautiful. Gift of the Magi 2 almost sounds like a parody of the band but someone manages to be moving as well. People II 2 is the best rallying cry of the lot though I think. Depression is such a real problem but it's hard to communicate as such, and this song is like a verbal description of depression. "But hope is for presidents and dreams are for people who are sleeping." How can words that are so grim be so comforting? Actually the last track might be the most moving. "I'm afraid of the things I want to do but I won't." Now there's a rallying cry. I'm such a lazy person that I know I won't accomplish even the simple things that I want. "I'm afraid that I've somehow caused my family harm." Stop saying the things I think!

Besides the lyrics, this album also finds the band expanding their musical portfolio. There are electric guitars and backing strings and all kinds of things going on. There's a perfect climax near the end of Big Bird that just pulls the whole album's experience together. I think you really have to have heard the band's first few albums to really appreciate the sound of this one and how it has evolved.

Also, this album saved my life, so that's pretty cliché.
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