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5.0 out of 5 stars best one by far
This is Finitribe's best album by far. I saw them perform this live some many years ago in Windsor. I still listen to it now many years later. Its a masterpiece in my opinion. You can't go wrong with this album
Published on 7 Dec 2011 by slydee

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3.0 out of 5 stars Sample Madness
1992 wrapped up in 40 minutes, that's 'An Unexpected Groovy Treat'. Combining a mixture of chunky beats, dozens of samples from increasingly-diverse sources ('The Name of the Rose', 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', Bugs Bunny), lyrics that are obviously about drugs, and several remixes of other songs on the album, 'An Unexpected Groovy Treat' now sounds extremely...
Published on 15 May 2000 by Mr. A. Pomeroy


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3.0 out of 5 stars Sample Madness, 15 May 2000
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Mr. A. Pomeroy (Wiltshire, England) - See all my reviews
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1992 wrapped up in 40 minutes, that's 'An Unexpected Groovy Treat'. Combining a mixture of chunky beats, dozens of samples from increasingly-diverse sources ('The Name of the Rose', 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', Bugs Bunny), lyrics that are obviously about drugs, and several remixes of other songs on the album, 'An Unexpected Groovy Treat' now sounds extremely dated, which is a good thing as it will be trendy again sometime in the middle of the next decade.
As with so many other albums of the time (and, indeed, ever), this is essentially one great single, a few decent b-sides, and lots of filler. The one great single is 'Forevergreen', a wonderfully sardonic dig at the 'Wired' vision of the world - an offshore tax-free utopia of glass elevators and satellite communications. Done in the spirit of 'Grossing 10K', but with a tune, it effectively combines flat, deadpan vocals with a set of gorgeous melodies. It seems to be very quiet, though - when you turn the volume up it gets hissy.
The rest is much of a muchness - they refined the music and production considerably the the superior 'Sheigra' a few years later, and you are better off buying that, and hunting for 'Forevergreen' as a single. After 'Sheigra' they took a total break from smooth techo-pop and moved into 'illbient', and they seem to be on hiatus at the moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best one by far, 7 Dec 2011
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This is Finitribe's best album by far. I saw them perform this live some many years ago in Windsor. I still listen to it now many years later. Its a masterpiece in my opinion. You can't go wrong with this album
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4.0 out of 5 stars lost gem, 2 Jun 2010
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i used to have a copy of this on one side of a tape back in the early/mid 90's, when it perfectly fitted the bill for those just starting to embrace dance music. it is hyped up enough to keep you going and chilled enough to sit with happily. i had time on my hands and was quickfiring some dance classics from this era to a friend online who was listening on spotify, then i realised how great this was and how i no longer had a copy - this time around i love it just as much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like the tribe, 8 Sep 2009
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I like it it's good it's just good to put on and chill out but not in a coffe table way more in a strap on your jet pack and go for a ride over the latest man made forest.
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