Mindless Self Indulgence ‎– If

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TE099-2, UCR 19 Mindless Self Indulgence If(CD, Album) The End Records, Uppity Cracker TE099-2, UCR 19 US 2008 Sell This Version
UCR 19C, TE103-2 Mindless Self Indulgence If (Clean)(CD, Album) Uppity Cracker, The End Records UCR 19C, TE103-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
TE099-1, UCR 19LP Mindless Self Indulgence If(2xLP, Album, Gat) The End Records, Uppity Cracker TE099-1, UCR 19LP US 2008 Sell This Version
TE107-2, UCR 19E Mindless Self Indulgence If(CD, Album) The End Records, Uppity Cracker TE107-2, UCR 19E US 2008 Sell This Version
TE100-2, UCR 19LE Mindless Self Indulgence If(CD, Album + DVD + Ltd) The End Records, Uppity Cracker TE100-2, UCR 19LE US 2008 Sell This Version
DDCJ-3064/65 Mindless Self Indulgence イフ(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh) Vinyl Junkie Recordings DDCJ-3064/65 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
UCR 19 Mindless Self Indulgence if (Digital Deluxe Edition)(39xFile, MP3, Album) Uppity Cracker UCR 19 Australia & New Zealand 2010
TE107-SAMPLER Mindless Self Indulgence If(CDr, Promo, Smplr) The End Records TE107-SAMPLER Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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MadMusicBox

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October 3, 2008
referencing If, CD, Album + DVD + Ltd, TE100-2, UCR 19LE

This is where I stopped listening to MSI. It seems like they just sold out completely, giving the fans who loved them for what made them unique the finger. Granted, they do go back to their old ways on tracks like "Revenge" and "Mark David Chapman," but it's just not enough. They still make the same jokes on selling out and making it big, only it seems to me like they aren't jokes anymore. Songs range from excuses to talk dirty (Issues, Get It Up) to contradictions of their older style. (When I hear "Lights Out," I start to wonder if they were just claiming not to condone violence to keep from getting sued) "Mark David Chapman" is indeed a profound track, but placing it on this album makes it sound like the pot calling the kettle black, a three-minute-long raspberry to their olden days. All in all, when the title and art are unequivocally punk, you kind of expect the album to be as well.
How stupid of me to think so.