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Irresistible Bliss
Soul Coughing
Irresistible Bliss
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Japanese Re-issue features a Bonus CD-SINGLE that features Re-mixes of Super Bon Bon, plus Three Live Tracks, and the Japanese Pressing of the Album Irresistable Bliss featuring Two Exclusive Bonus Tracks.


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All Artists: Soul Coughing
Title: Irresistible Bliss
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 7/9/1996
Release Date: 7/9/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624617525, 042282875921, 093624617549


Album Details
Japanese Re-issue features a Bonus CD-SINGLE that features Re-mixes of Super Bon Bon, plus Three Live Tracks, and the Japanese Pressing of the Album Irresistable Bliss featuring Two Exclusive Bonus Tracks.

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I wish there were six stars
ChefBum | Fremont,, CA United States | 11/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I only wish I could give it six stars. Actually, I received this CD as a gift for Christmas one year, and it sat on my shelf for a year before I listened to it again one more time before I was going to trade it in. Yes, Soul Coughing are not what they seem to be for the uninitiated. If you want to catch Soul Catching at their peak, get Irresistable Bliss! If you're used to straightforward, simple rock 'n' roll, these guys will take some getting used to. But once you catch Soul Coughing Fever, you can't stop listening! The rhythms and how they are put together serve as a solid foundation for the music. That, and some of the funniest, catchy, but cryptic lyrics, make these guys SPECIAL. Sure, I think that their first effort, Ruby Vroom, was even funnier, with really sharp, hilarious wit brilliantly served up by the vocalist Mark Dougherty. It was a wonderfully campy effort, with just enough of the feel of an indie, underground effort. The sonics, and tighter, boppier jazzy sound of Irresistable Bliss, however, make it the musically superior record. Even the polished El Oso (their most recent release) falls short of Irresistable Bliss in my humble opinion. That, and it's the least funny of the three... Soul Coughing is special, more of a phenomenon than an artist, group, or bunch of guys with instruments. At their best, they can seamlessly blend intelligent, catchy lyrics with intelligent, catchy music in a manner and combination that can only be called sublime. I can't think of anyone quite like them. And to think that I almost missed out. If you want to catch Soul Coughing at their peak, you need to listen to Irresistable Bliss!"
Great album by one of the best bands of the past 20 years
sc_demandred | Irvine, CA USA | 05/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was one that gave me hope for contemporary music. I first heard of Soul Coughing through a giveaway cassette a few years back. It had "Super Bon-Bon" and "Soundtrack to Mary" on it, and those two songs were the first ones I'd heard in years that made me sit up and wonder "Wow, who the hell are they? " A year later, "Irresistable Bliss" hit my CD deck and rarely left it.Soul Coughing was a band chock full of the rarest talent I have ever seen. Doughty's writing is glib yet powerful, emotional yet aloof, and constantly cryptic and captivating. The sound of Sebastian Steinberg's upright bass blends beautifully with Yuval Gabay's offbeat drumming and Mark De Gli Antoni's arful sample work."Super Bon-Bon" is the leadoff booty-shaker, the song that shot SC into the mainstream. My personal favorite track is "Lazybones", a simply beautiful song in all senses. There's not a bad song on this album, but the best ones are "Soft Serve", "Sleepless", "The Idiot Kings", "How Many Cans" and "Collapse". Each song is rife with originality, verve, wit and overall artistry.This was the first Soul Coughing CD I bought, and it was the one that hooked me in and dug into my brain. I would be hard-pressed to say that any of their three albums are the "best" album, as they are all amazing and captivating in different ways. Ruby Vroom is more playful, Irresistable Bliss is more poppy and bass-y, and El Oso is beat-driven and funky. All are outstanding."