Stereophonics ‎– Language.Sex.Violence.Other?

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Superman 5:08
Doorman 3:49
Brother 4:04
Devil 4:41
Dakota 4:57
Rewind 4:46
Pedalpusher 3:18
Girl 1:59
Lolita 3:26
Deadhead 3:34
Feel 3:45

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VVR1031052, 707.3105.2 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) V2, V2 VVR1031052, 707.3105.2 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other? - Instrumentals(CDr, Promo, Album) Nettwerk none US 2005 Sell This Version
63881-27245-2 Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other?(CD, Album) V2 63881-27245-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1031012P Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other?(CD, Album, Promo, lar) V2 Music VVR1031012P Europe 2005 Sell This Version
63881-27245-2 Stereophonics Language. Sex. Violence. Other?(CD, Album, Unofficial) V2 (2) 63881-27245-2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
DSD-0703 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(2xCD, Album) Universal DSD-0703 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
82876 68801 2 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) BMG Russia, V2 82876 68801 2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CDJUST 843 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) V2, Just Music (7) CDJUST 843 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1031052 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) Warner Music Australia, V2, Nettwerk Management VVR1031052 Australia & New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1031052, 2982-2 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) V2, Sum Records (2) VVR1031052, 2982-2 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1032412 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) V2 VVR1032412 Philippines 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1031058, 707.9105.2 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album + DVD + Ltd) V2, V2 VVR1031058, 707.9105.2 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
V2CP-207 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album, Bon) V2 V2CP-207 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
V2CP-211/212 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album, Ltd, Bon + DVD) V2 V2CP-211/212 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
V2CD-0850385 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album, Sli) V2 V2CD-0850385 Indonesia 2005 Sell This Version
none Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) V2 none UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
VVR1031051 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(LP, Album) V2 VVR1031051 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
00602557144406, 5714440 Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(LP, Album, RE) Universal International Music B.V., V2 records 00602557144406, 5714440 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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bullfinchart

bullfinchart

December 29, 2016
referencing Language.Sex.Violence.Other?, CD, Album, VVR1031052, 707.3105.2
Investigating the new Stereophonics single with some trepidiation in 2005 - expecting another corny blues rock number - I was shocked to hear the soaring, melodic 'Dakota' coming from my speakers. Sure, it's a bit more polished, but the song itself, with its strong melodic and personal lyrics, could easily come from the band's excellent 1997 debut, Word Gets Around. Was it finally time for a stylistic follow-up to the band's roots?

Not quite. Whilst Language. Violence. Sex. Other? is very much a 'back to basics' album, removing the extraneous instrumentation and orchestration of the band's previous two albums, the songwriting itself continues in a similar vein. Whilst tracks like 'Superman' and 'Deadhead' fit in quite well with the choppy indie the NME was pushing at the time, the bulk of the album, characterised by songs like 'Devil' and 'Pedalpusher', isn't too far off the bluesy rock'n'roll Kelly Jones has penned since the early '00s, regardless of the production polish. Similarly, the one-note repetitive melodies he has become accustomed to writing are present throughout. The album's lyrics can be summed up by the fact that he spends an entire song complaining about being kicked out of a club in 'Doorman'. 'Local Boy in the Photograph' this ain't.

'Dakota', 'Rewind', 'Lolita' and 'Feel' are happily reminiscent of what drew people to the band in the first place, and it has to be said, the overall feel of the album is definitely refreshing after the overtly rootsy sound of its two predecessors. In many ways, this is the start of Stereophonics v2, with the departure of founding member Stuart Cable. Yet despite the new lineup, and the modernist artwork, there's still something important missing at the heart of the album: songs. The energy and sound of the band's classic era has returned, but the tunes are sorely lacking.
CrashV1978

CrashV1978

September 26, 2013
referencing Language.Sex.Violence.Other?, CD, Album, VVR1031052, 707.3105.2
Boring

I found this rather boring. It's the same ol' thing song after song. I actually had a hard time making it all the way through the album. I probably won't listen to this CD again.

(Modified from a review I wrote for http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/stereophonics/language__sex__violence__other_/ )