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Fear Of Fours [CD]

lamb, ランブ Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (17 May 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00000JNMT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Soft Mistake 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Little Things 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. B Line 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. [Untitled]0:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. All In Your Hands 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Less Than Two 1:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bonfire 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ear Parcel 7:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Softly 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Here 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Fly 5:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Alien 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Five 5:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Lullaby (Fear Of Fours Album Version) 2:590.99  Buy MP3 

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Three years elapsed between the release of Lamb's highly acclaimed debut and this CD, making fans of their moody trip-hop impatient. Does Fear of Fours deliver? Yes, but like many sophomore efforts, this one can't help but fall short of expectations. There is more of Lamb's full, emotional sound here, but while songs off the debut such as "Gorecki" and "Cottonwool" were beyond epic, most of the tracks on Fear of Fours merely get the job done. Where Louise Rhodes's vocals were near operatic, they are now more spoken wordish. And rather than complementing the lush orchestral instrumentation of partner Andy Barlow, the two more often collide. But there is beauty in chaos and nobody knows that better than Lamb. When Fear of Fours shines, it really shines. Take the drum & bass-influenced beat frenzy on "Ear Parcel" and the uplifting aria, "Fly". These alone are a testament to why so many fell for this Manchester duo in the first place. --Courtney Reimer

Product Description

1999 & second album from the under-rated English electronica/ trip hop duo, unavailable in the U.S. until the end of Summer, 1999. Includes the singles B-Line and All In Your Hands.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly wonderful 1 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I recently bought Lamb's most recent album (What Sound) on a whim, and immediately got their other two albums. Of the three, Fear of Fours is by far the best. Accessible, experimental, genre spanning, electronic drum and bass jazz: pop music from a parallel universe.
6 out of 5 for the best album I've heard in the last 2 years.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy successor to the debut 26 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
There is a saying among the more die-hard of lambfans, one perpetuated by Andy Barlow and Lou Rhodes (the central two members of the band, and at the time "Fear of Fours" was released, its only members), that each album relates to a part of the body. Their debut, "lamb", was 'stomach'. Their third, "What Sound", was 'Heart'. Their Fourth (released in the EU in early Nov 2003, Oct 20 in Australia) "Between Darkness & Wonder", had already been dubbed 'spirit' by those select online fans (including myself) who were lucky enough to have heard it before its official EU release date.
Fear Of Fours, their second album, is very definite in deserving the moniker 'head'. Some say this is the least spiritual of the three albums (primarily people who fell in love with LAMB as a result of their third album, "What Sound"), however for me it is LAMB at their most critically creative, with most of their efforts poured into the music and less towards their tpically prominent spiritual elements. "B-Line" bursts onto the brain with sudden, alien ferocity during the chorus, while receding into relative placidity for the verses. The deliciously romantic, floating "in your hands" and "softly" have an effect upon my internal organs akin to hang-gliding, and resisting the urge to sway, dance or even tap a foot in time to them is a little like resisting a tornado hell-bent on sending you stratospheric.
An album that should definitely not be ignored by any fan of progressive music, and an essential for anyone who has ever enjoyed LAMB.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blissful Music 29 Aug 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Buy this album! It really is excellent and the sort of music which will evoke memories in you for years to come. The vocals are so hauntingly beautiful and the composition of the songs shows true talent. I was introduced to the first album by a friend and bought this album soon after!I was lucky enough to see Lamb live in Manchester in 1999 and would urge people to listen to their music. I can't express how special this CD is to me. Buy it and get into a brilliant band, in a market of saturated glossy rubbish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal 11 Feb 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Having very much enjoyed the first album I decided to go out and get this, and I was NOT disappointed. It certainly has to be one of the best albums I have ever heard, and it just keeps on improving. At times comparible with Massive Attack, other times Portishead - and there is a hefty dose of Roni Size style Drum 'n' Bass thrown in there too. From the sly 'lounge room jazz' esque 'B Line' to the simply soaring 'Fly', from the heavenly sampled strings on 'Bonfire' to the warm harmonies and fat bassline of 'Softly' this album seems to have few limits. I could listen to it for hours, and I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 22 Feb 2000
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Format:Audio CD
With 'Fear of Fours' lamb have suceeded in surpasing their first effort and created a classic. Seamlessly mixing drum n' bass with a jazz vibe this is definately an album to chill to. Both original and inspired by the likes of Massive attack and Roni size every track seems to tough upon a different genre whilst maintaining the cool vibe that makes their music so unique.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars little ripper 2 April 2000
Format:Audio CD
Top CD, this is Disc 1 in my multichanger. This album is worth buying for track 11 alone ('Fly') but don't worry, there are 13 other excellent tracks . A combination of Soulful Portishead-esque vocals and a layering of sounds not heard since Massive Attack; but there's no way to categorize this record and do it justice. If you like breakbeats, buy it. If you like drum and bass, buy it. If you like jazz buy it. In fact, just buy it anyway and if you don't like the album you can sell it to me before you get your ears checked.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but dissapointing 13 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
Generally a good album; Lamb have shown themselves capable of producing "D&B with a heart", but this album just doesn't stand out. The raw emothional charge of their Debut album (with tracks like "god bless" and "Gorecki")(or their more recent album, "what sound?") just isn't here.
There's nothing to bridge the gap between "Gorecki" and "Gabriel"...
Having said that, if you want something thats reasonably bassy, but easy on the ears, with some intelligent lyrics, then it's OK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get any better than this.
Having been a Lamb and Lou Rhodes fan now for a number of years I needed to replace my original copy of this album and rather than give you a track by track opinion, all I can say... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2010 by Neil K
5.0 out of 5 stars Been a few years & still nobody has made better..........
Ive got all three Lambs albums , Their Debute album was my best but over a period of time "Fear of fours" has now become my favorite... Read more
Published on 2 Sep 2003 by Mr. Tyrone Power
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album, by far better than 1st...
This album is worth buying purely for 'Ear Parcel' a track that's got to be one of the best I've heard in a long long time with groovy double bass, jazzy muted trumpets and a... Read more
Published on 17 May 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing...
I would almost consider myself an electronic music guru (working on it), and while I may not be one yet, I have heard a LOT of electronic music. Read more
Published on 2 April 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, dark and emotional, this album rocks!
This album was one of the best that I have listened to in a long time. Dance style music is not usually my style at all, but Lamb's second album, Fear of Fours is bound to convert... Read more
Published on 23 Sep 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
This is absolutely the best mix of trip, bass and jazz I've ever heard - I love it. This is a CD that can be heard over and over - and it'll still surprise you.
Published on 30 Jun 2000
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