Metallica, St Anger. What a joke of an album, by the band that went AWOL longer than any other (between Justice & Death). I bought this when it came out, played it maybe 3 or 4 times waiting in vain for it to make any kind of sense, then filed it away for nearly 20 years. So yesterday, I picked up the CD/DVD version for 50p at the car boot, along with Reload, which I'd never previously paid for. And I just played it again, as the backdrop to cleaning my oven, which suffered a catastrophic oil spillage last night - ugly music, for an ugly task. And guess what? It still makes no sense what-so-ever. Ok, a few decent riffs, but mind-numbingly overlong songs going nowhere; crybaby lyrics; no guitar solos; and the drums, performed to Oilrig's usual inept standards, but this time sounding like they were recorded on a beach in Trinidad. Just horrible. So the oven's now fragrantly clean, but I definitely won't be playing the CD again. Unfortunately there's still the small matter of the DVD to contend with, featuring even longer versions of some of the 'songs'. Remains to be seen whether a visual accompaniment will soften, or more likely exacerbate, the crapitude of the album. Other examples?