A welcome vinyl reissue of 1996's Stag; Melvins' 8th studio album and the last to be released on a major label (they were dropped by Atlantic the following year). American trio / sometimes four-piece Melvins were named after a supermarket supervisor that a band member worked under, and despised. Get yourself hooked up with this double gatefold edition, mastered from the original analog tapes. Or, the single LP (as per the original pressing) on Music On Vinyl.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 16th June 2016
Stag marks the last major label Melvins release, following their two most accessible albums of the time, Houdini and Stoner Witch. Those two albums offered very sludgy, dirgy post-grunge type outings, all the time incorporating strong melody and solid structures. With Stag the band took a more experimental route, often throwing conventional song structures out of the window, leaving an album that is confusing, yet utterly compelling. Overall if you like grunge/post-grunge/stoner stuff, this album should appeal to you.
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