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Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down

8.6 | 703 votes |
Release date: 8 May 2001
Style: Alternative rock


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01. Dispossession
02. Chrome
03. We Must Bury You
04. Teargas
05. I Transpire
06. Tonight's Music
07. Clean Today
08. The Future Of Speech
09. Passing Bird
10. Sweet Nurse
11. Don't Tell A Soul
12. Sulfur [2004 Re-Release bonus]
13. March 4 [2004 Re-Release bonus]
14. Help Me Disappear [2004 Re-Release bonus]

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Over the course of a decade, Katatonia have grown from their blackened doom origins to one of the best bands in music today. With each of their previous four offerings, they have explored themes of emotional isolation and melancholy through various musical expressions, and in so doing have become innovators and an inspiration for others. With Last Fair Deal Gone Down, the band's fifth release, Katatonia have achieved their most complete and convincing work to date, creating an album that almost makes their past efforts seem merely pedestrian by comparison.

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (8)

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21.02.2012 - 17:24
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
One of the greatest albums in the modern history of Katatonia, topped only by Viva Emptiness, in my opinion. One can clearly hear big improvements in both band's songwriting ability and vocal performance of Jonas Renkse compared with Discouraged Ones and Tonight's Decision.
Besides, this album contains one of my favourite Katatonia songs ever - Sweet Nurse.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
21.02.2012 - 21:29
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"Tonight's Music", definitely.
Or maybe "Chrome".
Or perhaps "Dispossession"?

Oh fuck, except for "Passing Bird" (one of my least fav of Katatonia) they're all wonderful.

21.02.2012 - 21:58
Rating: 8
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
27.02.2012 - 23:49
Rating: 10

Teargas without any doubt.
Live it is something incomparable ^_^
12.06.2012 - 05:53
Rating: 7
Secundum Filium
This album is simply great, I have a funny story with the song "We Must Bury You", in which I made a vocal cover on Youtube that absolutely sucked. The song is awesome, but the cover was extremely forced. This album will always leave a special impact on me. Katatonia for life! \m/ Btw, my favorite song on the album is either Dispossession, Clean Today, or The Future of Speech (Don't make me choose!!).

UPDATE: After hearing the live version of this album on Last Fair Day Gone Night, I much prefer listening to that over the regular studio album. The studio version seems more stilted and lifeless in comparison to how it's played live.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
29.09.2012 - 07:13
Rating: 8
Evil Chip

Their best after BMD. Very sad record.
31.10.2013 - 01:23
Rating: 9
I absolutely love Teargas, i also like very much Sweet Nurse but the song that speaks on my soul (musicaly) is Tonights Music.... AMAZING... the midle era of this band is just terrific.....
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
30.08.2019 - 17:34
Rating: 8

Great album, Last Fair Deal Gone Down is a prime example of mid-period Katatonia - their most challenging stage is album exceptional....
18.09.2020 - 10:00
Rating: 9

I love this shit. The guitar work is dark and atmospheric, and Renkse's vocals have such a distinct personality to them. Dark metal at its finest.

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