Record Label: Sub Pop
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The hedonistic Pan-worshipping version of Ben Folds Five is back and better than their debut. Darker, more sinister, and fuzzily distorted, Pleasure Forever actually rock out and sound pretty cool on Alter, whereas on their self-titled debut they sounded awfully pretentious and wrapped up in themselves.
Although a vast improvement in songwriting and approach, this album still makes you want to find the nearest opium den and spend the night in a drugged-out orgy. Or is that a good thing?