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The Agony and The Ecstasy

High Contrast Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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The name High Contrast needs no introduction anymore; though when a young Lincoln Barrett signed on the dotted line back in 2000 he was a complete unknown. Signed on the strength of his mini-disc demos, the Welsh wonder has smashed his way through the d+b scene in no time at all.

His debut longplayer True Colours was released on Hospital to massive critical acclaim in June 2002, paving ... Read more in Amazon's High Contrast Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hospital
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,112 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Agony and the Ecstasy (Feat. Selah Corbin)
2. The Road Goes On Forever
3. Wish You Were Here (Feat. Selah Corbin)
4. Almost Human (Feat. Clare Maguire)
5. The Only Way There (Feat. Selah Corbin)
6. The First Note Is Silent (Feat. TiŽsto & Underworld)
7. Emotional Vampire
8. 238 Days (Feat. Underworld)
9. Not Waving, But Drowning (Feat. Lung and Jessy Allen)
10. Father, Can't You See I'm Burning?
11. The Stand

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No agony, just ecstasy 23 April 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In an age where so much music is given away free (intentionally by the artist or not) for every one tune you find that is a keeper, you have at least ten stinkers or instantly forgettable tunes to clog up your iPod never to be heard again. This album shows in "high contrast" the difference between DnB/Dubstep wannabes and the real deal. This is top notch stuff, beautiful vocals, intricate and layered production which you can tell real time and effort has gone in to. Its worth the price for 'The Only Way There' alone - best tune of any genre that I have heard in ages. Support homegrown EDM talent and buy this album now!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spine Tingling Ecstasy 13 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
Honestly i almost hated this album when i first heard it, thought someone had stolen high contrast and replaced him with a moron like david guetta. couple of months later, my opinion has done a total 180. not only is this as good as high contrasts older stuff, it is far, far superior.

The next 5 tracks are quite simply some of the best music ive ever heard anywhere, ever and this is not an overstatement by any stretch. high contrast has always had relied on a talent for knowing what 'sounds' and chords will produce incredible, emotional music. Combined with new ideas and better production this talent is now shining more than ever.

"The Road Goes On Forever" i think is one of the best synths ever produced, spine tingling.
"Wish You Were Here" vocal is also one of the most spine tingling things ive ever heard.
"The First Note Is Silent" incredible synth again, and that drop!
"All There Is" sounds like the perfect soundtrack to a parachute jump, epic.
"The Stand" and "Agony and Ecstasy" are both brilliant, very uplifting.
"The Only Way There" "Father Cant You See" & "238 Days" are hypnotic and spellbinding, and very catchy tracks

It truly is a monumental album.
Hated it after it was released, now i think its probably in the top 3 dnb albums ever made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have 24 Mar 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I don't see how you couldn't love this album. One of my top albums of any genre, never gets old
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5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality 4 Sep 2013
By Gammon
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Have loved High Contrast since I heard Racing Green but only recently bought this album. I never expect every song to be my cup of tea, and I'm not that keen on "The Only Way There" in this case. Every other track I absolutely love. The Road Goes on Forever and Emotional Vampire deserve extra praise. They simply transport me to another world and the synth on The Road Goes on Forever is superb. A must buy for any fan of HC, and to be honest, any fan of music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars High Contrast 19 July 2013
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Very pleased with this current offering from Linc.Keep up the good work! lLooking forward to the next album not had a bad one yet in my opinion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Drum n bass for the soul 3 Jan 2013
By jojo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
sadly I do not think it is as good as his previous album but it is still nice to drive to especially when you are in a hurry!
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