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Everything Everything ~ Underworld
Everything Everything ~ Underworld
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
There is something about playing live that makes great artists rise above their ordinary level. Radiohead's live recordings are infintely better than their album versions (just compare spinning plates on I Might be wrong (live recordings) with the one on Amnesiac) And Underworld are no different: the energy captured here makes this a truly remarkable record, along with, of course, the exceptionally high standard of the music. There is not a single dud track here, just a relentless build to the euphoric climax 'Rez/Cowgirl', through some of their best work. The version of Born Slippy here will confirm to all those who under-value it due to its commercial success that this is a truly… Read more
Never, Never, Land ~ U.N.K.L.E.
Never, Never, Land ~ U.N.K.L.E.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Album, 6 Nov 2003
This is not a great album, it is a good one. Do Androids Dream Electric beats and the shorter mix, Big Brother is Watching You, have greater scope, variety and interest than Never Never Land, although unfortunately both of these mixes are rare and have never receive the sort of exposure Psyence Fiction and now Never Never Land have. And having been listening to these and FABRIC LIVE - 01 for a number of years the music here does not sound as fresh or as ground breaking as Psyence Fiction did. However, this is a very well produced album (as all James Lavelle's work is) and the new vocal-driven sound does stand up to repeated listenings. 'Eye for an Eye' is probably the stand out track,… Read more