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Fun Lovin' Criminals Mini-Disc
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  • Mini-Disc (14 Sep 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • ASIN: B00004WP9K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,356,904 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up. 29 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was the first FLC album I bought and it won't be the last. I got it a while ago after seeing a live set of theirs and hearing songs like scooby snacks and love unlimited. I bought this expecting a full on rock album because that's basically what they did live on mtv. They played King Of New York and Southside, enough said. I was completely suprised by how laid back this album was. They sound like a lounge band. They are utterly brilliant. I prefer this to the slightly heavier first album. My favourite tracks on this are We Are All Very Worried About You and Love Unlimited. Every track is a classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diverse 31 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Well what can i say about this album,I'll start with as Paul Whitehouse would say BRILLIANT!.The reason for this is because it is so varied and cool and different and great and superb and terrific and tremendous and 'schmoove'.The album ranges from quiet and seductive (Love Unlimited)to funny and quirky (Mini Bar Blues).My personal favourite on the album is Southside though Up On The Hill comes a very close second.When I say the album is diverse it is but not as diverse as Come Find Yourself.Come Find Yourself has catchier tunes and is more mainstream yet 100% Colombian is cooler and more laidback.In fact the FLC are so varied musically that I couldn't really tell you what there like Southside is quite aggressive at times and very rock,Love Unlimited is mellow and cool,The secret 14th song is catchy, thats all I can say about it. So all in all this is one seriously catchy and fun album.So dim the lights light a cigar have a Martini and prepare for some serious FLC "schmooveness'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This a record to sit back and chill too... 2 Nov 2000
By A Customer
this is one of my favourite albums. The criminals paint a very vivid picture filled with stories of crime and exitement but also of fun and livin' the good life. It varies from the laid back, jazzy nature of tracks like love unlimited and sugar to the blues rock of Up On The Hill and the all out rocxk of Korean Bodega. It certainly lives up2 the legacy of the amazing first album. Classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A personal favourite 25 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
Although a personal favourite, this album is extremely frustrating. Reason being, if it wasn't for the poor tracks, Huey and co. would have a good argument for this being hailed as one of the best albums of the 1990's.
When they're good, they're very good. 'Up On The Hill' is an outstanding track. Not only does it create a nostalgic picture of the streets of New York, it does so to a soundtrack so smooth it defies belief. The bass works as a team with the slow drums to make a sound so laid back it could make the worlds politicians kick back and light up a joint.
'Love Unlimited', 'Sugar' 'We're All Very Worried About You' 'The View Belongs To Everyone' 'Back On The Block' all maintain the same laid back style and all to the same impressive effect. The humorous nature of the lyrics and carefree nonchalance of the music disguise the fact that the group are a lot more talented than they first appear. There is an interesting use of diverse instruments to very good effect; it takes accomplished musicians to create the jazzy sound FLC have.
There are one or two poor tracks however, namely '10th Street' and the terrible 'Southside', where the jazz is substituted for a heavy rock sound, and ends up looking out of place and clumsy, and spoils the mood of the album.
Another criticism would be, that within all the smooth jazzy ensembles, there is a distinct lack of marketable songs; there aren't any potential singles, which I think could have made this album one of the greats of the decade, rather than a cult favourite.
A great album, nonetheless, it makes superb chill out music, and if you're a fan of modern jazz, a good addition to your collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this 16 May 2013
By john
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Awesome. One of my all-time favourite albums. I've bought and lost it like 5 times. That's all I can say.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth, mellow, melt in the mouth music 8 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm glad we don't have to share these guys with America, cause to mainstream them would be to ruin them. If this album had a flavour, it would be cream. Because of it's rich, relaxing rythyms, and mellow melodys it's perfect for those evenings when u just want to sit back, curl up, and enjoy the sweetness of "SUGAR"." LOVE UNLIMITED," is a really mature and focussed song, and it certainly goes well with a box of chocolates and a glass of Baileys, to really gett in that loved up mood.
"MINI BAR BLUES", this is thoughtful, and remnisent of Manhattan influenced, 40's bars.
I highly recomend this album and their previous album's. DOLCE,SIMPATICO,PROFONDO,PENSIEROSO,ET FAR FURORE, if only Huey was Sicilian, but I still like him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless cool!
Had this album on cassette when it came out nearly wore it out in my car!something made me think about it recently so i ordered it and when it came i listened again and it brought... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Philip Dootson
5.0 out of 5 stars Schmoooth
Witty and cool; gangster rap without the gangsta and without the self-centred claptrap rap. A classic out in its own field
Published 3 months ago by Micky Green Eyes
5.0 out of 5 stars if you don't own it, buy it!!
Having heard the singles from the first album (scooby snacks etc.) I wasn't a huge fan of FLC. So when a friend insisted on playing their second album I wasn't impressed; but I... Read more
Published on 10 May 2003 by "duffster1"
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas, but let down by some dull tracks
This was my first FLC CD and i have to say that despite the obvious talent of the band and some really top tracks such the upbeat 'Up on the hill' and 'The view belongs to... Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2001 by bindomm@hotmail.com
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing follow-up
Following the huge success of Come Find Yourself I was appalled to find how badly the FLC dropped. Moody,slow and dull ballads seem to be stifiling the band's true potential. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Shhmooth!
Maybe not as diverse as their debut but it is certainly a lot mature. There is much thought and time in each of the new songs with a classy horn section to suit their tailored... Read more
Published on 15 Nov 1999
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