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94 Diskont
94 Diskont

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 stars..., 1 April 2005
This review is from: 94 Diskont (Audio CD)
I cannot give this album 5 stars because there are no beats, and beats are generally the deciding factor on how I judge a piece of music - especially in hip hop - which is basically of 95% of what I listen to.

But this album is something special because it sounds like nothing else out there. You could make a comparison to early Aphex Twin (especially Ambient Works 2), but that doesn't really do it justice. I read somewhere that all Oval's music is made by recording the sound of 100 broken CD players skipping and sampling the best bits...if you hear this you will realise that is not such a ridiculous suggestion...it does actually sound like that! It manages to be minimal and yet somehow envelops you with sound...the final track is just a 4 second loop of ambient noise repeated for 24 minutes. How can that possibly be good? Somehow it manages to be compelling from beginning to end.

This album really made an impression on me when I bought it, and is too good to ignore.
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Saturday Night
Saturday Night
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zhane - Saturday Night, 22 Nov. 2004
This review is from: Saturday Night (Audio CD)
This is one of those albums that seems to have got lost in time, despite the fact it is easily one of the best R'n'B albums ever made. If you like Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Mary J Blighe etc, then definitely get hold of "Saturday Night", and also their first album "Pronounced Jah-Nay".


Destiny Fulfilled
Destiny Fulfilled
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: £2.94

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Destiny Fulfilled, 18 Nov. 2004
This review is from: Destiny Fulfilled (Audio CD)
There are so many bad reviews of this. I feel like I have to write one that actually sounds positive. First off I think Destiny's Child are one of the top if not THE top R'n'B act in the world. Their first 2 albums are 2 of the best R'n'B albums out there. I was very disappointed with "Survivor" because I felt they were trying too hard to appeal to the chart/throwaway market. "Destiny Fulfilled" however is a complete return to the kind of form they showed on "The Writing's On The Wall". It is packed with superb songs, with some of the crispest, cleanest production you could hope for. The 2 tracks produced by 9th Wonder are sublime, and there is not a weak track here. The opening track and first single "Lose My Breath" takes a few listens and is not really representative of the whole album, but I was seriously impressed with this. The negative reviews are pretty confusing.


DJ Format presents A Right Earful Mix Tape, Vol. 1
DJ Format presents A Right Earful Mix Tape, Vol. 1

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 stars, 16 May 2004
Anyone into the "golden age" of hip hop needs to check this out. As well as mixing favourites like Main Source and Pharcyde, DJ Format also includes some lesser known old school acts like Madkap and The Wascals, and some choice funk interludes, plus excellent new tracks from Ugly Duckling and Edan. The only criticism is that there perhaps doesn't need to be 2 Edan tracks, but its not important. Kurious and Black Sheep also feature, which should be reccomendation enough to anyone who knows their hip hop onions.


Can't Nobody [CD 1]
Can't Nobody [CD 1]
Offered by TOTAL RECALL UK 2
Price: £1.14

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 24 April 2003
This review is from: Can't Nobody [CD 1] (Audio CD)
No doubt, this is as good a song as The Beach Boys 'Surfs up' or nirvana's 'in bloom'. Theres nothing to it, but its brilliant.


Simply Deep
Simply Deep
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £1.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars R'n'B classic., 10 April 2003
This review is from: Simply Deep (Audio CD)
This is not your average r n b record. These songs are amazing. Im thinking maybe burt bacharach, or becker and fagen. Very very cool. Best track: no coincidence.


Live & Let Die
Live & Let Die

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total Masterpiece, 6 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Live & Let Die (Audio CD)
With respect, there is no way this record could get anything less than 5 stars. I bought this not having heard any Kool G Rap before, but seeing it was made in 1992 - before hip-hop became all bling.click.pop style, I thought I'd risk it. Where to start? Kool G Rap is a great rapper, unafraid to use outrageous lyrics and he sounds like a less right-on Chuck D. The real best part of this record is the beats. Funky deep-fried beats throughout and samples looped and layered one on another make this sound like no other hip hop record. Pretty mesmerising, and loaded with sound effects too so each track is like an adventure. A great and overlooked classic.


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