Tracklist

Rolling 3:36
Misinformed 3:24
Circles 3:06
Blame 5:00
St. Louise Is Listening 4:29
Maybe I'll Come Down 4:32
Houston 4:03
$300 3:07
Fully Retractable 3:25
Monster Man 4:16
Pensacola 4:15
I Miss The Girl 4:03
So Far I Have Not Found The Science 2:53
The Incumbent 6:46

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 46800-2 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46800-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
9 46800-1 Soul Coughing El Oso(2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180) Slash 9 46800-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
CDW 46800 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album) Slash, Warner Bros. Records CDW 46800 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
POCD-1280 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album) Slash, London Records POCD-1280 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
556 049-2 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album) Slash, London Records 556 049-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
9 46800-2 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album, Club) Slash, Warner Bros. Records 9 46800-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
W2 46800 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album, Club) Slash W2 46800 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
7244 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album, Promo) Slash, London Records 7244 France 1998 Sell This Version
2-46800-AB Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Comp, Promo, Car) Warner Bros. Records, Slash 2-46800-AB US 1998 Sell This Version
none Soul Coughing El Oso(CDr, Promo) Slash Records, Warner Bros. Records none US 1998 Sell This Version
9 46800-4, 4-46800 Soul Coughing El Oso(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Slash 9 46800-4, 4-46800 US 1998 Sell This Version
9 46800-4, 4-46800 Soul Coughing El Oso(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Slash 9 46800-4, 4-46800 US 1998 Sell This Version
556 049-4 Soul Coughing El Oso(Cass, Album, Typ) Slash, London Records 556 049-4 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
825646133352 Soul Coughing El Oso(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Slash Records 825646133352 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
R1 46800 Soul Coughing El Oso(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2) R1 46800 US 2015 Sell This Version
ELOS1 Soul Coughing El Oso(CD, Album, Promo, Sli) Slash, London Records ELOS1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Tgould55

Tgould55

May 1, 2021
referencing El Oso, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, 825646133352

Stellar pressing. Super clean sound, huge bass, bright highs, rich mids. Very little surface noise. Couldn't be happier.
dokka.chapman

dokka.chapman

September 24, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing El Oso, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46800

Originally released in 98' this beautifully remastered final album by New York oddities Soul Coughing was part of the vinyl reissues from 2015. Sonically 'El Oso' is heavily inspired by the Drum n' Bass scene which came about after a touring circuit which had them on the same roster with the likes of DJ Die & Roni Size (the latter almost becoming the producer for the record).
Stretched over two discs the album plays out perfectly in a foggy haze of electronica & late night coffee shops with the likes of 'Blame', 'Monster Man' & 'Miss The Girl' being some of the most atmospheric on the runtime. Also included is the hit single 'Circles' - a song that manages to delve into a childish lilt and has a hook that'll have you humming in no time. There are also the typical frivolities into Doughty's blend of lyrical madness in 'St. Louis Is Listening', '$300' and 'Maybe I'll Come Down', making this tightly wound album a must have for anyone who loves the stranger side to 90's music.
Although remastered brilliantly with stunning artwork to boot, it is a bit of a shame that no bonus tracks were included. The original Japan release came with 2 exclusive tracks and around the time of 'El Oso's creation Soul Coughing had been making themselves busy writing music for movies & TV. The limitations of vinyl however make something like this near impossible, meaning those wanting to hunt down said tracks will have to instead scour the web & second hand music shops in the hopes of finding them.
As a piece of creativity, a piece of nostalgia and an addition to a growing music collection this re-release hits all three marks. It's a perfect finale to a band that never faltered from going their own way and making it work so well that their music is remembered over 20 years later.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

May 2, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing El Oso, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46800
For this album, I prefer the reissue to the original album. It seems as though the balance is better and the bass more defined and contained but still heavy af. Whereas on the original LP version I find that the vocals are slightly buried in the mix. The vocals on this reissue have more of a direct presence. The original LP is kind of rough, the sound is not really focused and is all over the place whereas this reissue tightens things up and has a smoother delivery. On the Irresistible Bliss LP, I actually prefer the original but for this album I prefer the reissue. It sounds excellent, big and bold and the bass knocks hard.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

February 9, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing El Oso, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 180, 9 46800-1
I have all three Soul Coughing studio albums on vinyl. The Ruby Vroom reissue which sounds awesome. The original Irresistible Bliss and the reissue which both sound awesome. I recently got this original El Oso version and am somewhat disappointed. While some tracks sound excellent. The bass, uoverall is less defined than on the other releases and it kind of sounds like the volume was boosted to make the sound bigger but the clarity and definition suffer a bit from this. Also, vocals sit low in the mix on some songs and make them reasonably hard to recognize. There's super heavy bass on all three albums and the bass has excellent definition on the first two albums, really driving the sound. I wonder why its so botched on El Oso. The mix is really odd on this release, levels kind of all over the place creating a weird energy, maybe that's what they were going for on this release or maybe this one wasn't mastered for vinyl like the other two records seem to be. I mean, nothing sounds compressed or thin which is good, it's just the sound is kind of out-of-control if that makes sense. Quality, silent pressing on 180g vinyl though but I'm not enjoying this album on vinyl as much as the other albums. And my CD actually sounds better, more balanced overall. I wonder about the care put into this release, seems like they just rushed it out on vinyl. Both inner sleeves were put in the jacket upside down and the 2nd record was in the 1st record slot and vice versa. They were probably like its 1998 no ones buying vinyl, fuck it.
phaks

phaks

November 7, 2016
referencing El Oso, 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, R1 46800
Fine reissue. Clear sound. If you like the music, here's the pitchable vinyls. Recommended.