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Endtroducing.....
Endtroducing.....
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £5.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Masterpiece, 19 Aug 2003
This review is from: Endtroducing..... (Audio CD)
Buy it... love it... and then come back and tell me that I was right. Because I am.
Not because I'm an upmyownbacksidemusoafficionado, nor because I'm here to make people part with their hard earned money on dud purchases.
But because this is a classic. A sign of the times. And it puts everything - even the Dualit toaster - into perspective.
Listen to "Midnight in a Perfect World" and tell me that you don't see it... you don't feel it.
Listen to "Building Steam With a Grain Of Salt" ... and if I'm wrong about the fact that Josh Davies is a man to be held in the highest of respect, mail me and I will personally send you your money back.


Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5
Offered by westworld-
Price: £12.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We got the action.... satisfaction!, 19 Aug 2003
This review is from: Jurassic 5 (Audio CD)
It was a great week for Hip Hop when Jurassic 5 blasted back on the scene with their self titled LP. Bridging the gap between the long standing east coast/west coast conflict, Hip Hop fans found an album that didn't discriminate - and at long last, was 'all about the music'.
Vaguely reminiscent of the 'good time' feeling that came with groups such as De La Soul & Tribe Called Quest in the early 90's, Jurassic 5 made their mark in the penultimate year of the century by returning to the old school vibe with some seriously new school ideas an lyrics. Intellectual ryhmes merged with funky downtown beats made this the Hip Hop buy of '98.... and '99....and if you haven't got it yet - well then......
The only thing that I would put forward as a down point is that J5 isn't long enough, and at times you feel that they may be 'filling in' between the really outstanding tunes such as "Concrete Schoolyard", "Jayou" and "In The Flesh". Still you have to take the view that these fillers are better than silence, and although short - are never of a lesser quality. As an album J5 can be marked as no less than an outstanding debut. J5's album is one that can span all ages, cultures and vibes without losing it's credibilty or standing as a landmark in the new wave of Hip Hop.


Nu Yorican Soul
Nu Yorican Soul
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: £9.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Throughout my life....., 19 Aug 2003
This review is from: Nu Yorican Soul (Audio CD)
.... I hope to hear this album on a regular basis.
I bought the NuYoricanSoul album when it first came out... and still, whenever I go into a bar, restaurant, or club and hear the soulful tones of India and Jocelyn Brown (accompanied by Roy Ayers, George Benson and Tito Puente and mastered by MAW - Lil' Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez), I die and go to heaven.
This is the music that you want to accompany your laid-back, funky, sunny, HAPPY lifestyle (and if you don't have one yet, it'll be sure to help you on your way!). Music that you can relax to, music that you can make out to - hell, even music that you can dance to (in the privacy of your own home if you're not that good)!
Everyone I know who has this - or who has heard it during visits to my house (where it is played on a regular basis) - agrees that it is one of the finest albums to come out of the late 90's... and as it's relatively undiscovered by the culture vultures, it doesn't feel to have dated. In fact I'd go so far to say that it is a modern classic.
What makes it so amazing is the fact that it's without genre - a fusion of soul, jazz, funk, Latin, Disco, Beats and rhymes... it crosses so many boundaries that whether you are a fan of one or all of the above, you cannot fail to be pleased by the sound created by two of NY's finest DJ's.
(but no, the Armand Van Helden remix of Runaway isn't on it)


Jurassic 5 [VINYL]
Jurassic 5 [VINYL]

5.0 out of 5 stars We got the action......Satisfaction., 1 Nov 2000
This review is from: Jurassic 5 [VINYL] (Vinyl)
It was a great week for Hip Hop when Jurassic 5 blasted back on the scene with their self titled LP. Bridging the gap between the long standing east coast/west coast conflict, Hip Hop fans found an album that didn't discriminate - and at long last, was 'all about the music'.
Vaguely reminiscent of the 'good time' feeling that came with groups such as De La Soul & Tribe Called Quest in the early 90's, Jurassic 5 made their mark in the penultimate year of the century by returning to the old school vibe with some seriously new school ideas an lyrics. Intellectual ryhmes merged with funky downtown beats made this the Hip Hop buy of '98.... and '99....and if you haven't got it yet - well then......
The only thing that I would put forward as a down point is that J5 isn't long enough, and at times you feel that they may be 'filling in' between the really outstanding tunes such as "Concrete Schoolyard", "Jayou" and "In The Flesh". Still you have to take the view that these fillers are better than silence, and although short - are never of a lesser quality. As an album J5 can be marked as no less than an outstanding debut. J5's album is one that can span all ages, cultures and vibes without losing it's credibilty or standing as a landmark in the new wave of Hip Hop.
More, we want more!!


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