Mr. T. Speller

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As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2 ~ 2 Many DJ's
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
"As Heard On Radio Soulwax Vol.2" originally came out in 2003, and almost immediately was heralded as pioneering pop (where a vocal a cappella track is backed up with the instrumental track of another song), much like the Sugababes classic track "Freak Like Me" and "A Stroke of Genius" (The Strokes' "Hard to Explain" crossed with Christina Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle").

Three years on, it is safe to say that this album has become a classic (even if it has never really been a big seller), simply because it has inspired many DJs and remixers to use the same techniques. In addition, it is, purely and simply, one phenomenally good album. The mixing is so seamless and professional… Read more
Timeless ~ Sergio Mendes
Timeless ~ Sergio Mendes
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return, 20 May 2006
Sergio Mendes is, arguably, the biggest musical export to have come from Brazil. His brand of jazzy bossa nova was a regular feature on 1960s radio stations, and even now he remains hugely popular, with many recognising his signature tune "Mas Que Nada" from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

Timeless is his first album of original material in eight years, and it follows the model set by Carlos Santana's recent albums: have a talented but ageing musician as the one constant, and invite an array of well-known, younger stars to freshen up the sound. Thus, we see the likes of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas all making contributions… Read more
Fires ~ Nerina Pallot
Fires ~ Nerina Pallot
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I did a review on this just before they re-released it, you can find my original thoughts on the other edition on this site.

Anyway, there's not really much I need to add from what I said initially... this is a very strong album that attracted praise from the critics last year and is now getting the credit it deserves, now that a big label has taken her on. Certainly, I've heard the new re-released version, and whilst the crux of the album remains the same as ever, the addition of extra orchestration (especially on "Idaho" and "Nickindia") should make it that bit more radio-friendly.

That said, the main thing is that it remains a damn good album. "Everybody's Going to… Read more

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