Metallica is definitely catchier than ...Justice. It takes a few listens but when you really listen to it, Justice has its moments. ...Justice is more like progressive metal rather than the thrash metal of Master and Ride the Lightning that makes Metallica a household name.
I am pretty sure the concentrated blasts of hard rock on Metallica made Metallica a household name. They sold a good amount of records before that, but with very little radio airplay. They didn't even make a video until "One" in 1988.
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"
I liked Float On; the way it goes together with The World At Large is really cool. Try it on piano!
But I also think that album had better tracks--namely, "The Ocean Breathes Salty." Some of Brock's best lyrics to date.
Actually, I take back my statement about Float On. Ocean Breathes Salty is indeed my favorite track off of that album.
Also, I just listened to We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank in it's entirety, and I just don't get why it got some of the flak that it did. I mean, 3/5 stars from Rolling Stone. WTF??? Some of the tracks are just pure genius, namely "Dashboard," "We've Got Everything," "March into the Sea," and "Little Motel."