CD - USA - 1st edition.
Almost Human is the second studio by Voltaire, released on CD in May 2000. The songs are a variety of Goth, dark wave, and dark cabaret and the lyrics in a few of the songs are sung from the perspective of Satan and the others are thematic of existentialism and describe suicide and Goth culture.
I first heard this album in 2002 through my girlfriend at the time. She had heard Voltaire from the Unquiet Grave III compilation and bought his first couple albums. Since I still considered myself religious at the time, I initially found his irreverent lyrics rather childish and insulting. So, when my girlfriend said she bought me one of his albums for my birthday, I was a bit angry (though she never did get the album to give to me). Prior to us breaking up, she had me make copies of Voltaire's first three albums, and they mostly remained unheard on my shelf. However, after I stopped brooding on the relationship I gave Voltaire another chance, and, now more irreligious myself, I found the music far more palatable. I still don't fully enjoy the discordant music and vocals, but I now see the wisdom in a lot of the lyrics.
I own a first edition CD copy signed by the artist.
All songs sung by Voltaire.
The album's total score is 318.