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3 and a half stars
on 5 February 2006
Do not download this album. You cannot be completely sure of the accuracy of the content... But then, that goes for ANYTHING you download. So Why 3 'n' a Half stars?"
Well, whilst most tracks are excellent, some rather fantastic, and others JUST listenable, it doesn't seem to strike me as an album in itself. It seems more of a compilation TRYING to be an album. Being the owner of a lot of the originals, and generally being well-versed in what has been dubbed as ''brownsploitation'' or 70s Indian Funk, the noted artists do not seem to have had much influence on the piece as a whole or singularly - it should have been
"DJ SHADOW and DAN THE AUTOMATER present..."
rather than it being established as their own work. But then, hey, you guys don't wanna hear about that, you wanna hear about how good or bad this ''album'' is...
Highlights are Tracks 4 - 9, and 11 -14. The best? Well, sentimentality wins this battle: The Theme from DON. Brilliant film, excellent score (throughout the film), and definitely recommended if you like the more edgy, wild, funk-laden tracks on this piece.
As far as the music goes, in general: it's brilliant - but then, that's gonna be the case with Old Skool 70s Indian Funk...