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The Fake Sound of Progress [CD]

Lostprophets Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (8 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • ASIN: B00005R0FF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,067 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja 2:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Fake Sound Of Progress 5:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Five Is A Four Letter Word 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. &and She Told Me To Leave 5:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Kobrakai 5:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Handsome Life Of Swing 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. A Thousand Apologies 4:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Still Laughing 5:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. For Sure 4:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Awkward 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ode To Summer 3:150.79  Buy MP3 

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At the other end of the spectrum from the corporate-sponsored mainstream nu-metal angst of Limp Bizkit is Cardiff-based post-hardcore sextet Lostprophets, who, on The Fake Sound of Progress, frenetically prove that the fusion of disparate genres can, when done with passion, still sound like the most exciting thing on the planet. Although it may only be the group's debut record, it already sounds as accomplished as the work of their much-lauded Yank peers, Glassjaw and Incubus. Harnessing the thunderball riffage and haywire DJ scratching so beloved of the nu-metal firmament to a super-melodic new-wave instinct, tracks such as the excellent "And She Told Me to Leave" and "The Fake Sound of Progress" evoke everyone from Fugazi to The Police in a flurry of gunshot snare rattles, fleet-footed bass dynamics and fiery explosions of feedback. It takes a brave group of Brits to take on the American nu-metal hierarchy on their own turf, but if anyone's going to do it, surely this is the band. --Louis Pattison

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LOSTPROPHETS The Fake Sound Of Progress (2001 UK 11-track remastered CD of the debut studio album from the Welsh rock band and winners of Best New British Band at the 2001 Kerrang! Awards. Including the singles Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja and The Fake Sound of Progress complete with fold-out picture sleeve)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful full length debut from Welsh metallers 25 Feb 2004
By M. Gardner VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I love this album. This album really is a breath of fresh air with some seriously good songs in here. 'Shinobi...' is 3 minutes of metal genius with a guitar loop that makes you want to punch your fist into the air as you headbang and is the highlight of the album with many others including 'The Fake Sound of Progress', 'And She Told Me To Leave' and 'Kobrakai' falling a very close second. Ian Watkins' voice sounds rather strange the first listen through, but has a piercing quality that rises above the frantic action in the background, and the harmonising is brilliant. This is an album which will surprise at first, and possibly make you question its place in your collection; but i promise that by the second listen through it will have found a comfortable niche in your musical heart.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Whoever said that LOSTPROPHETS were just another nu-metal band, trying to keep up with their American counterparts was a fool. This album stands to prove that. There is so much variety of music in this CD, ranging from screaming rage to mellow, 'kick-back and relax' beats. LOSTPROPHETS released 'Shinobi vs Dragon Ninja' as their debut single, they could've chosen any other on the album. The track 'fiveisafourletterword' stands out as one of the best songs i've heard in the last 10 years. It contains a mixture of heavy guitar riffs, calm singing and manic screaming. All the ingredients needed to make your heart beat a bit faster. It's also lyrically one of the best songs i've heard. One other song to rival this on the album is 'kobrakai'. This starts with a gentle guitar in the background, then grinds out one of the best intros u'll ever hear. Scratching and overdriven guitars never sounded so good. Again, the song manages to mix screaming and singing superbly, making it an awesome track.
Of course there are 9 other tracks, but there's not enough space to talk about them 2! Basically, the album is brilliant, all the songs are brilliant and you should go and buy it now.....GO ON!!!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best. album. ever. 31 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is, without doubt, the single best album ever, ever produced. stunning.
first things first - the vocals. some say ian watkins' singing improved from FSOP to Start Something. if you ask me, the vocals on FSOP are so much better. they're full of raw emotion, powerful. yes, it is possible to get more raw emotion than in 'start something'. just plain awesome. and when DJ/backing vocalist jamie oliver (not the chef) comes in, it moves on to a whole different level again. if you like deep, meaningful lyrics, then you may not like this. but others among you will learn to love the beautiful obscurity of every word.
in fact, the entire musical line up is incredible. lee gaze on lead guitar is up along side the best guitarists ever (except hendrix himself). mike lewis on rhythm guitar gives the raw background sound to it all. stu richardson on bass has faster fingers than john wayne in a gunfight, and knows how to use them. mike chiplin is simply a drumming machine. and jamie olivers DJ work is mighty slick, as is his background singing.
so, the songs. 'shinobi vs dragonninja' is 2 minutes and 47 seconds of metal history. 'ode to summer' is wonderfully uplifting and immense. 'the handsom life of swing' is stunning blend of rollicking couruses, gentle verses and a sweet, melodic outro. 'a thousand apologies' contains one of the greatest guitar riffs ever. 'awkward' is a song built on foundations of pure fury. 'still laughing' is an excelent 'builder' of a song, growing in power and intensity ever secong. and the title track is a wonderful shot at those nasty corporate record company types. and then there's the rest.
if you're one of those people who liked 'last train home', and liked some songs on 'start something' but couldnt handle the heavier stuff, do not buy this.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a debut! 10 Mar 2006
By moz
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion, this is one of the best debut albums ever made. i don't agree at all with the other two reviews, this album doesn't have a bad song on it from start to end. Why they didn't stick to this formula il never know. This album was written/recorded in 2 weeks wihch makes it even better. The first two songs 'shinobi...' and 'thefake...' are the ones everyone knows but songs like 'kobrakai' and 'Andshetoldmetoleave' are incredible. They don't play many of these songs live because most people got into the band with their radio friendly follow up but its interesting to see that they are incorporating ideas from this album (fake sound) into the new album, due for release soon. A great album, far better than Start Something if you're into post hardcore, nu metal, even scremo, i fully recommend this album, and its soooo cheap now lol.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fake Sound VS Start Something 29 Feb 2004
Yes many of us have been roped in by the band lostprophets in this last year but not many people have heard their debut album Fake Sound Of Progress. The lp of 'Fake Sound' followed along quite soon after the CD became a hit among the alternative and underground scene.
You may well have bought their new album 'Start Something' which is similar. If you have enjoyed their latest album im sure you will turn to like 'Fake Sound' just as much.
With its raw edge sound in 'Shinobi VS Dragon Ninja' which is continued in 'Kobrakai' but made heavier and more punky summer tune 'For Sure', all their varied componants which made them so popular in the first place along with its simiple cover and clear LP, it makes this defenitly worth the money and a great collectors item for both fans and general collectors!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as Great as You Would Believe it to be
2001 was a significant year for the Welsh rockers Lost Prophets, with the release of their debut album, The Fake Sound of Progress, and gathering acclaim with the critics too,... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars They Were Great At One Point
This Is One Of The First I Bought (back in 2002) and ive enjoyed it since
there is nothing like the nice guitar intro to shinobivsdragoninja (thinks thats an anime inspired... Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2008 by Mr. Thomas laycock
5.0 out of 5 stars Second best but great
This is an amazing metal album from lostprophets.
It is not as good as Start Something, but definately better than Liberation Transmission, which is such a sell out commercial... Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2007 by Jack Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Before they were emo
i actaly love this album because it sounds much better overall than all the others, especialy 'liberation trasmition' wich is esentialy a sellout album. Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2007 by scrumpmonkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than the remastered one
i remember buying this version then going round to my friends 6 months or so later and wondering what the bastardised versions of the songs i loved were! Read more
Published on 26 Mar 2007 by Frank Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Massive
Oh my god i am totally addicted to this group they are totally AMAZING they have brought out two totally cracking albums, so I am really looking forward to the third (Liberation... Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2006 by Mr. James Fisher
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy Start Something this sucks
Ok i first heard the lostprophets at a festival and they were great live. So i bought There start Something album and it is a really good album and well mixed together. Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2006 by Andrew Kennedy
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 singles are brilliant, the rest is average
This is Prophets debut album, but due to record label pressure it is really just reworked versions of the demos that the band got signed with. Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2005 by king_dezeeuw06
2.0 out of 5 stars Not to write home about!
I expected more of this band. but it transpires that they are effectively playing rock for teenyboppers. Bed-wetters with a sound straight from the toilet of new rock. Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2005 by "sabawolf"
2.0 out of 5 stars Probably is a fake sound of progress...
To be fair on the Welsh nu-metalists the first two songs, in my opinion, are the best nu-metal songs I have ever heard, and they sure do beat Linkin Park anyday. Read more
Published on 13 Aug 2004
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