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Underrated Ministry album released in 1996. Ministry had a troubled four years between the hit Psalm 69 and this album, and most critics felt this work was too little, too late, especially since Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral had effectively revolutionized (one could even say "broke") industrial music in 1994. Critical disdain aside, I like Filth Pig. It shows more diversity than any of Ministry's previous works, and I find most of the songs to be both catchy and technically accomplished. It's much slower than Ministry's earlier stuff, and is more of a hard rock album than an industrial one. I saw one review describing it as "ambient metal," and I couldn't describe it any better. So even though this album was an infamous commercial and critical failure on par with Moby's (also underrated) Animal Rights, I recommend it.

Excellent cover of Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay," too. :)

  1. Reload
  2. Filth Pig
  3. Lava
  4. Crumbs
  5. Useless
  6. Dead Guy
  7. Game Show
  8. The Fall
  9. Lay Lady Lay
  10. Brick Windows