USED, THE

TOXIC POSITIVITY (BLACK/PINK A/B-SIDE EFFECT) (HASSLE RECORDS)

USED, THE - TOXIC POSITIVITY (BLACK/PINK A/B-SIDE EFFECT) 158629
Format:
2 LP
Release:
04.08.2023
Label:
HASSLE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
158629
Barcode:
5060626466869
Described as a "day-in-the-life journey of a depressed, anxiety-ridden person" by vocalist Bert McCracken, the tell-all record shares the highs and lows of depression and addiction through a cohesive body of work, speaking to the ever-changing headspace that he was experiencing at the time of writing.

"This record is quite tough for me to listen to," he adds, "because it's a reflection of times in my life that have been some of my lowest ever." Absorbed front-to-back in its finished form, Toxic Positivity pulls from every facet of The Used's definitive sound.

There's the buzzsaw riff of "Pinky Swear (Save Me)"; the sweeping, arena-sized chorus of "Headspace"; the riveting hooks of "The Worst I've Ever Been"; and the underlying pop sensibilities of "I Hate Everybody." Displaying a depth of sonic variety while never allowing an inch of slack into its taut cohesiveness, this is the past, present, and future of The Used represented in 11 tracks that combined barely break the half-hour mark.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WORST I'VE EVER BEEN
  • 1.2. NUMB
  • 1.3. I HATE EVERYBODY
  • 1.4. PINKY SWEAR
  • 1.5. HEADSPACE
  • 1.6. CHERRY
  • 2.1. DOPAMINE
  • 2.2. DANCING WITH A BRICK WALL
  • 2.3. TOP OF THE WORLD
  • 2.4. HOUSE OF SAND
  • 2.5. GIVING UP