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28 Sep 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Sep 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Copyright: 2009 Warp Records Limited
  • Total Length: 2:07:17
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  • ASIN: B002OWFH5U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,424 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Colin Mccartney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
Rather than taking the "compendium" approach that the Warp label (successfully) took for the series of compilations marking its 10th anniversary, this 2 disc 20th birthday release takes a more inventive direction by having the fans (on disc 1) and the label owner Steve Beckett (on disc 2) as compilers. Whilst, having read the pre-release tracklistings, I was initially sceptical of how well this would work, you can't really argue with the approach.

Very few of my favourite Warp tracks are on here but I think to present the usual "Why are compilations ****?" approach doesn't work in this context. You have to take a wider view and appreciate a) these songs are what the fans of the label like (so maybe it's time to re-examine some of them) and b) that the tracks on the second disc are the ones the Warp founder likes and as such have inherent validity.

Warp have, from the beginning, always put a commendable amount of faith in the artist album - as opposed to other "dance" labels who churn out 12" week after week then knock up the occasional "best of" CD. Paradoxically, why this compilation works for me is that it presents an opportunity to hear the tracks in a fresh, out-of-album context. Even I, a diehard techno fan, admit that 70-minute Autechre albums can be a little heavy to listen to end-to-end. That's not to say that "Chosen" is easy listening. OK, so "Windowlicker" (Warp's "Blue Monday"?) IS on here, but overall this LP's about as non-standard a "best of" as you can get. But it works - not only as an entry point, but also as a challenging listen. You certainly can't criticize Steve Beckett for cobbling together a collection of Warp's biggest sellers on one CD as a means of boosting the label's pre-Xmas cash flow via a consumer-friendly "greatest hits" package.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Golder on 28 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
Not a bad collection of tunes, serving as a best off for the label. I would highly recommend Warp 10+2 as an introduction to the label for it's first 10 years.

Really though, how it could such a collection not include any Prefuse 73 though? Or Maximo Park?

Very strange to leave out two of the label's most important artists of their last few years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Warped history 10 Oct 2009
By Catfood03 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First, here is the correct track list for the Chosen collection from Warp:

Disc 1:
01. Aphex Twin 'Windowlicker'
02. Boards Of Canada 'Roygbiv'
03. Squarepusher 'My Red Hot Car'
04. Battles 'Atlas'
05. LFO 'LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)'
06. Plaid 'Eyen'
07. Luke Vibert 'I Love Acid'
08. Autechre 'Gantz Graf'
09. Jimmy Edgar 'I Wanna Be Your STD'
10. Clark 'Herzog'

Disc 2:
01. Broadcast 'Tender Buttons'
02. Grizzly Bear "Colorado"
03. Squarepusher 'My Sound'
04. Boards Of Canada 'Amo Bishop Roden'
05. Battles 'Race : Out'
06. Flying Lotus 'GNG BNG'
07. Black Dog Productions - Xeper 'Carceres Ex Novum'
08. Nightmares On Wax 'I'm For Real'
09. Mike Ink 'Paroles (Original)'
10. Aphex Twin 'Bucephalus Bouncing Ball'
11. Jamie Lidell 'Daddy's Car'
12. Squarepusher/AFX 'Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid'
13. Seefeel 'Spangle'
14. Autechre 'Drane'

When Warp first announced it's 20 year anniversary collections I was hoping for something a bit more inclusive for a tracklist. Many of the fascinating artists that I became hooked onto Warp as a label are absent from this 2 disc set. It would take more real-estate to house them all onto one collection and even with the deluxe box-set that this release is culled from it would be a monumental task. There is simply too much good music from this one label.

As far as the selections are concerned there is little to debate about. The first CD's tracklist, determined by an open voting poll, represents mostly the "greatest hits" from each of the ten artists voted on. Warp built it's name and reputation on the strength of it's electronic artists during the 90's so its not surprising there is a heavy tilt towards that facet of the label's history. These tracks are all strong, from the sleazy vibe of Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker", the thumping tempo of Battles' "Atlas", the classic sleek sounds of "LFO", and the spastic freak-out of Autechre's "Gantz Graf". My only wish is that, at only 48 minutes, the first disc could have room for 5 or more "runner-ups" from the voting list.

The second disc is even more curious, with all selections chosen by one individual, Warp co-founder Steve Beckett. Again, these are all good choices, most of which were new to my ears upon first listen. I would not have nessecarily chosen the Broadcast or Squarepusher selections here as the best from each respective artist, but overall this disc has the fun and sense of discovery of receiving a mix-tape from a good friend. (I know I just aged myself with that last comment.) This CD runs well over an hour.

In short, this is an excellent overview of Warp's impressive 20 year run and a great sampler for the curious.
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Please fix the track listing 9 Oct 2009
By D. Cranford - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is not the track listing for Warp20 (Chosen),however, it is the listing for Warp20 (Recreated).

Chosen is a fantastic (if brief) look at the better moments of the Warp catalog. Any fan of electronic music not initiated in the ways of the Warp should download or pick up.
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