Nice (Rollins Band album)

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Nice
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 21, 2001
Recorded2000–2001
Studio Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Rock
Length44:56
Label Sanctuary
Producer Henry Rollins
Rollins Band chronology
Get Some Go Again
(2000)
Nice
(2001)
A Nicer Shade of Red
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Pitchfork Media 3.0/10 [3]
Spin 4/10 [4]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 [5]

Nice is a studio album by the American rock band Rollins Band, released in 2001. [6] [7] It was their first album released on Sanctuary Records. [8] It was the Rollins Band's final album.

Contents

The band line-up was Henry Rollins fronting the blues rock band Mother Superior, whilst retaining the Rollins Band name. [9] [10]

Critical reception

Spin deemed the album "lukewarm metal oatmeal with funk raisins." [4] The Cleveland Scene called it "looser, calmer, and more varied in its sonic attack." [11] The Hartford Courant wrote that "songs occasionally drift off into quiet blues-guitar passages, but they're inevitably interrupted by Rollins' brutish bellow, which often feels out of place." [12] CMJ New Music Monthly wrote that "it may not be a full return to relevance, but Nice does serve notice that Hank still, somehow, rules." [13]

Track listing

  1. "One Shot" – 3:03
  2. "Up for It" – 4:39
  3. "Gone Inside the Zero" – 2:39
  4. "Hello" – 3:04
  5. "What's the Matter Man" – 2:58
  6. "Your Number Is One" – 4:27
  7. "Stop Look and Listen" – 1:48
  8. "I Want So Much More" – 3:42
  9. "Hangin' Around" – 5:25
  10. "Going Out Strange" – 4:51
  11. "We Walk Alone" – 3:59
  12. "Let That Devil Out" – 4:21

Bonus tracks

  1. "Nowhere to Go but Inside" – 3:02
  2. "Too Much Rock and Roll" – 3:49

Australian edition

  1. "Soul Implant" – 4:57
  2. "Marcus Has Evil in Him – 4:00

Personnel

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