How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence
|How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence|
|Studio album by Mindless Self Indulgence|
|Released||May 14, 2013|
|Genre||Electropunk, industrial rock, industrial hip hop|
|Mindless Self Indulgence chronology|
Kickstarter Deluxe Digipak and Digital Download Edition
US Tour Edition
|Consequence of Sound|
How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence is the fifth studio album by Mindless Self Indulgence. The album was funded through a Kickstarter campaign started on October 25, 2012, which reached its goal on December 24, 2012. After several demos were released via YouTube, the album began production. The cover art and track listing were released for people who had backed the campaign on March 12, 2013. Digital downloads from Kickstarter were released on March 13, 2013. The official album release occurred on May 14, 2013. The album was released through Metropolis Records with a bonus track; a cover of Supertramp's "The Logical Song". The name of the record is a reference to the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and a reflection of the band "being themselves and loving the work that they do".
The album generally received positive reviews. David Jeffries of Allmusic described the album as "the loudest, angriest, and most creative kraken since their 2005 album You'll Rebel to Anything," while also writing: "Think Ministry on helium and without the "do good" attitude, then sign up for duty, but only if your karma can take a significant hit." Derek Staples of Consequence of Sound wrote: "Although MSI’s messages generally lack the depth of electro-punk/industrial brethren like KMFDM, they’re still capable of divulging wisdom beneath a cloak of tongue-and-cheek satire."
|1.||"Witness"||James Euringer, Chantal Claret||3:17|
|2.||"Fuck Machine"||James Euringer||3:24|
|3.||"It Gets Worse"||James Euringer||2:56|
|4.||"I Want to Be Black"||James Euringer||2:10|
|5.||"Hey Tomorrow Fuck You and Your Friend Yesterday"||James Euringer||2:40|
|6.||"You're No Fun Anymore Mark Trezona"||James Euringer, Rhys Fulber||2:53|
|7.||"Ala Mode"||James Euringer||2:32|
|10.||"Kill You All in a Hip Hop Rage"||James Euringer||2:30|
|11.||"Stalkers (Slit My Wrists)"||James Euringer||2:39|
|12.||"Jack You Up"||James Euringer||3:34|
|13.||"Ass Backwards"||James Euringer||2:47|
|Kickstarter exclusive digital deluxe bonus tracks|
|15.||"I Am Not Here to Make Any Friends"||2:53|
|16.||"Last Gay Song"||2:18|
|Kickstarter exclusive digipack CD bonus track|
|14.||"Sex for Homework"||3:14|
|Tour version CD bonus track|
|14.||"Seven Minutes in Heaven"||2:13|
|Regular CD and iTunes bonus track|
|14.||"The Logical Song"||4:01|
How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence album personnel adapted from digital download liner notes.
Mindless Self Indulgence
- Jimmy Urine – production, arrangements
- Chantal Claret – guest vocals on tracks 5, 7, 8, 10, and 13
- Rhys Fulber – mixing, additional production
- Rob Kleiner – additional vocal production on track 1
- Greg Reely – mastering
- Jorden Haley – album art
- Jennifer Dunn – additional design
- Jeremy Saffer – photography
- Jeffries, David. "How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence – Overview". Allmusic.
- Staples, Derek. "How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence – Overview". Consequence of Sound.
- "Brand New Mindless Self Indulgence Record! by Mindless Self Indulgence — Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
- "The Official Mindless Self Indulgence YouTube Channel". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
- "Brand New Mindless Self Indulgence Record! by Mindless Self Indulgence". Kickstarter.com. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
- "Mindless Self Indulgence Announce New Album; Reveal Artwork". Underthegunreview.net. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
- "Mindless Self Indulgence returns to Metropolis Records!". Metropolis Records. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
- Chris Bitonti (March 27, 2013). "The Weekly interview: Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
- How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence (digital download liner notes). Mindless Self Indulgence. Mindless Self Indulgence. 2013.