Magnified

Label
Rhino/London-Sire
Release date
8 Mar 1994
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
48:50

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Let It Drip 2:40 7,836
2 Moth 3:49 7,427
3 Frogs 4:54 7,368
4 Bernie 5:16 6,587
5 Magnified 4:35 6,576
6 Wonderful Life 5:33 6,352
7 Undone 4:26 7,783
8 Wet Gravity 6:05 5,870
9 Empty Friend 4:20 5,761
10 Small Crimes 7:12 5,486

About this album

Magnified is the second studio album by the American rock band Failure. Magnified differs greatly from Failure’s debut album Comfort by using a great deal of bass guitar distortion. In fact this is their only album, and one of only few rock albums in general, where most songs are defined by the bassline instead of the guitar work making it rather unique. Their use of a bassline as the main structure to the song as well as distortion can be heard best on “Frogs” and “Wonderful Life”. Harmonics are also used extensively and can be heard quite prominently on the songs “Moth”, “Wonderful Life” and “Empty Friend”. All music composed by Andrews/Edwards, except where noted. Recorded by Paul Lani. Mixed by David Bianco and Ken Andrews. Frog: Bruce Schwartz

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  • DarkMessengerVI

    Small Crimes & Empty Friend! great album! 5/5

    30 Jul 3:17am Reply
  • natalielala

    I love it. Not a single weak track on it indeed... I need them to come over to Europe...

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cindylougooden

    it's great. really solid from start to finish, without a single dud. but i still think FP wins it over by a small margin. Bernie might be the best Failure song of all behind Smoking Umbrellas.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    A truly horrendous album cover. One of the worst. Doesn't really matter of course since the album itself is brilliant, and signaled the band finding their distinct sound through taking the production reigns themselves. It doesn't have the conceptual vibe I love from FP, but as a collection of simply superb songs, like Frogs, Bernie, Wonderful Life, and Crimes, it's not hard to see why some people prefer it over FP.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ezzomania

    10/10 album. I love it. One thing though, I can't say it's better than FP. I actually liked this one more at first, and thought FP sucked, but FP is truly a masterpiece of music. This is a fucking awesome rock album though, better most other music out there.

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    definitely their best.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • auralnightscape

    puts FP to shame

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Yliannos

    This HAS to be the ugliest album cover right after Beck's Mellow Gold.

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DirgeWithin

    Wonderful Life, when you listen to that you feel like you're literally in space.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • razcom

    great album, awesome band

    24 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Hawkdaddyfoolz

    This is their best album.

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • StDionysus

    There's a lot of filler on FP. I always liked this album more.

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • pessimystica

    i have overplayed Fantastic Planet so much... & didn't get into this one until a few years later... but it's still soooo good :)

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • JohnnyRorschach

    Amen.

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • SeanK262

    ya know, everyone always raves about fantastic planet being their best album, but for me this album plays through the best. There is not one bad track on this album.

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • MailOrderKidney

    <333

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • Supersonic1425

    <3

    12 Sep 2006 Reply

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