Skrillex ‎– Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MAU5004, MAU5CD004 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP, Dig) Mau5trap Recordings, Mau5trap Recordings MAU5004, MAU5CD004 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Deluxe Tour Edition)(11xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Mau5trap Recordings none US 2010
none Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites EP(CD, EP, Promo) Big Beat, Mau5trap Recordings none US 2010 Sell This Version
MAU5CD004 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(9xFile, MP3, 320) Mau5trap Recordings MAU5CD004 US 2010
4690355004820 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP) ООО "Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин" 4690355004820 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
7567-88271-7 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP) Big Beat, Atlantic 7567-88271-7 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
2-526918 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP) Big Beat, Atlantic 2-526918 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
none Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(12", EP, Ltd, Glo) Mau5trap Recordings none US 2011 Sell This Version
7567882717 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP) Big Beat, Atlantic, Neon Records (4) 7567882717 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
526918-2 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP, RE) Big Beat, Atlantic 526918-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
PCD-225 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CDr, EP, Promo) Warner Music PCD-225 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
532747-1 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(12", EP, Ltd, RE, 180) Owsla, Big Beat, Atlantic 532747-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-14409 Skrillex Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites(CD, EP) Warner Music Japan, Atlantic WPCR-14409 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

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Sonic_Reducer_99

Sonic_Reducer_99

October 19, 2017
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, RE, 180, 532747-1
I was about to cry if this hadn't made it to vinyl. This little EP changed my life.
Thermospore

Thermospore

August 17, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, RE, 180, 532747-1
This is a good pressing. Comes in a nice non-shedding inner sleeve too. I'll leave the music to your opinion
DrWierdIsMyMomma

DrWierdIsMyMomma

March 24, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, CD, EP, RE, 526918-2

"Skrillex is definitely underrated!"...In what universe!? Okay, that was a little harsh, but I think it's fair to say that if you've heard a couple of Skrillex's songs, you've heard them all (excluding his more recent collaborations). Though I think most of his songs are weak and merely serve as 'bro-step', there are a few songs that stand out from the others. Thankfully, they are both on this EP. Rock N' Roll is pretty standard as far as dance tracks go and I do find myself enjoying it. This track works because the bass isn't entirely intrusive and actually works with the other elements in the song; compared to tracks such as Kill Everybody where the bass is so painfully telegraphed as to when it appears. The best song on this has to be With You, Friends (Long Drive). This track feels entirely different from the others as it has some heart to it and isn't focused on force feeding you bass. The vocal chopping and piano riffs are very nice and serves as a great outro (excluding the remixes). If you are going to get Skrillex EPs, go for this one because Bangarang feels like a rehash of this one without the heart of tracks like With You Friends.
ischivezon

ischivezon

November 14, 2015
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, RE, 180, 532747-1

the attention to detail on this lp is fucking phenomenal. here is where is aphex twin influence shows the most, a huge noise influence too. he just brings all these styles together in such an insane fashion, complex as fuck and futuristic as all hell. fav tracks: scatta, rock and roll. least fav: all i ask of you, the title track.
johnsonzell

johnsonzell

January 13, 2015
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, RE, 180, 532747-1
Not a bad purchase, especially since I got it used for a cent less than it goes for XD.
danceratssds

danceratssds

June 23, 2014
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, CD, EP, RE, 526918-2
Skrillex is definitely very underrated! I could name various dubstep acts that I would prefer to listen to, but either way, this guy is very talented and successful!
DollaBillGates

DollaBillGates

July 16, 2013
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, RE, 180, 532747-1

Some very nice work; never regretted spending the money for a vinyl copy.
RCofNU

RCofNU

May 3, 2013
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, Glo, none
No matter your opinion on the music the glow in the dark vinyl sounds like garbage. The sound is unpleasant to the ear on any sound system and as such this particular release should only be bought as a collectible and not as an audio media.
Escherichia

Escherichia

April 7, 2012
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, CD, EP, RE, 526918-2

People like to hate Skrillex because he nearly single-handedly ripped dubstep and EDM as a whole from the underground and pushed it onto Top 40 radio and mainstream clubs. He made 'bass drop' a common term among Hot Topic teens, and his DJ sets come off more like rock shows than raves (thanks largely to his background and experience with FFTL). I can't get behind the commercialization and copy-catting that followed him, but I can get behind this excellent EP. At this point dubstep has been permanently polarized, with camps violently decrying either the womp-womp 'fidget' style Skrillex popularized, or saying that the original dubstep sound is weak or whatever. I sit firmly between both sides, appreciating Skream and Benga as much as Skrillex and Nero. They're different takes on the same sound; dubstep viewed through different creative lenses. I'll fully admit that at the time I write this (2012) Skrillex has worn out his welcome, and he hasn't yet released a full-length to establish himself as a permanent force in electronic music. Moreover, Bangarang was a disappointing retread of the sound he perfected here.

All things considered this EP should go down in electronic music history as a genre-defining moment, because this is when his remix talent and the style he began with on My Name Is Skrillex became fully-formed. "Rock n Roll" is a wicked way to kick things off with its crossover rock/rave sound. "Scary Monsters" is a great brostep anthem by any standards with a signature hook and the now-classic "Oh My God!!" sample. Things get campy with "Kill Everybody," which isn't a great track, but a passable progressive electro jam (it's worth noting that Bare Noize's remix at the end gives it some much-needed life). "All I Ask" shows his potential as a melodic producer and songwriter, and "Scatta" adds some grimy hip hop into the mix. "With You Friends (Long Drive)" improves on the original, closing the EP on a mellow and uplifting note that in some respects doesn't work with the album's overall tone, but serves as another example of his diversity as a producer. The remixes at the end provide some okay variations on the themes established earlier on (Noisia's treatment of "Scary Monsters" nicely dirties-up an already hard-hitting track).

Ultimately I kind of wish he'd bundled My Name Is Skrillex with this release to make a compilation/full-album of his early material, because both EPs contain some great tracks and not-so-great remixes that could have been left out. I'm sure people will disagree whole-heartedly that this is a worthwhile release, but its impact on dubstep and EDM as a whole can't be overlooked. It's destined to be a "remember when?" kind of album, a throwback to a transitional period in electronic dance music that some may recall with disdain, but that shouldn't be forgotten.
MisterJman

MisterJman

March 4, 2012
referencing Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, 12", EP, Ltd, Glo, none
This 12" Vinyl is very rare and I am very lucky to have it. The glow i the dark feature is really cool. I enjoy listening to this vinyl very much. I personally think it is a great EP.