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647 Title of Record by Filter

Title of Record

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Ben Grosse, Richard Patrick, Rae DiLeo

Four years in the making, Filter's 1999 sophomore release Title of Record is more rock than industrial and the album is better for it

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Sophomore albums can be a difficult proposition. The standard refrain is you get a lifetime to make the first one and a few months to make the follow-up. In the case of Filter, it took a little longer, four years to be exact. Title of Record came out in 1999 in a much different musical landscape than their 1995 debut Short Bus. Luckily, their hard rock sound, with a touch of industrial, fit in well with the end of the decade, and they struck literal gold with the atypical single "Take A Picture." Even with an entirely new backing band and the loss of his songwriting counterpart, Richard Patrick separated himself further from the Nine Inch Nails comparisons by embracing a big rock sound with a few interesting diversions.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Welcome To The Fold
  • 26:02 - The Best Things
  • 32:24 - Cancer
  • 37:56 - Take A Picture
  • Outro - It's Gonna Kill Me

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