If Last year this cult electro-metal act garnered above-ground buzz when bassist Lyn Z married Gerard Way, frontman for My Chemical Romance. Yet Mindless Self Indulgence… If Last year this cult electro-metal act garnered above-ground buzz when bassist Lyn Z married Gerard Way, frontman for My Chemical Romance. Yet Mindless Self Indulgence… 2008-04-29 Mindless Self Indulgence Electronic Rock
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if (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2008; Lead Performance: Mindless Self Indulgence; Genres: Electronic, Rock

Last year this cult electro-metal act garnered above-ground buzz when bassist Lyn Z married Gerard Way, frontman for My Chemical Romance. Yet Mindless Self Indulgence hardly require gossip-column bait to hold your attention: On if, the group shape-shifts through a megamix that somehow makes sensible bedfellows of grinding goth-rock guitars (''Never Wanted to Dance''), booming Miami-bass beats (''Issues''), and ivory-tinkling Broadway melodies (''Mark David Chapman''). It's like an entire Ozzfest — with a wee cabaret interlude — condensed into 45 minutes. B+
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Originally posted May 02, 2008 Published in issue #990 May 09, 2008 Order article reprints
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