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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What more could you want?
Moloko's 3rd album is definitely their best yet & perfect to introduce someone to their music. Nearly all the songs are great, with the singles Pure Pleasure Seeker & The Time Is Now standing out. The band have mixed a lot of different styles- Absent Minded Friends sounds like a pop r&b track. Most of the songs are upbeat and dance-ish, with Being Is Bewildering & A Drop...
Published on 9 May 2002 by tom@londonuk.org

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different!
I rediscovered this in my CD collection recently having not listened to it in quite some time. There are a few good tracks on it, namely Pure Pleasure Seeker, Absent Minded Friends, Indigo and Time is Now but generally isn't the most memorable album ever made. If you're a big Moloko fan then it may be worth you purchasing this - but otherwise I'd give it a miss.
Published on 26 Dec. 2009 by The Goose


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What more could you want?, 9 May 2002
This review is from: Things To Make And Do (Audio CD)
Moloko's 3rd album is definitely their best yet & perfect to introduce someone to their music. Nearly all the songs are great, with the singles Pure Pleasure Seeker & The Time Is Now standing out. The band have mixed a lot of different styles- Absent Minded Friends sounds like a pop r&b track. Most of the songs are upbeat and dance-ish, with Being Is Bewildering & A Drop In The Ocean as a contrast (They have more of a chillout feel). The reasons I didn't give the album 5 stars was because of 'It's Nothing' which is far too plain and sounds out of place, the rather pointless 'Keep Stepping', and a dodgy David Bowie impression on 'Somebody Somewhere'. Anyway it's a brilliant album, and with the remixed Sing It Back, what more could you want?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wierd and wonderful, 23 May 2002
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An eclectic set that ranges from highly original to highly crass. Many snippets will irritate, but at the same time the production is first class and even the crazy lyrics do seem to gel. There is some exceptional material here overall - the thinking person's pop!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different!, 26 Dec. 2009
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I rediscovered this in my CD collection recently having not listened to it in quite some time. There are a few good tracks on it, namely Pure Pleasure Seeker, Absent Minded Friends, Indigo and Time is Now but generally isn't the most memorable album ever made. If you're a big Moloko fan then it may be worth you purchasing this - but otherwise I'd give it a miss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hip Hooray for the non-one-hit-wonders, 25 April 2000
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Praise the Lord that Moloko haven't jumped on the 'Dance Anthem' bandwagon and have hit back with a sizzingly original follow-up album. Although the glorious 'Sing It Back' is here in its full remixed glory as a bonus track the rest of the album is truly a mixed bag (in a good way). We have elements of 80's electronic, rock, dance, latin, balladry, folk and much more besides all tied together with Roisin's voice, a contender for best female vocalist, surely, purring one minute, mindblowingly scary the next. The orchestration ranges from simple guitar to epic beats and electronic sounds as in 'Absent Minded Friends'- I haven't been so seduced by a song for a long while. The album is deprived of its fifth star for it tendency to be irritating - with snippets of music that make no sense and seem to have no significancs. However Moloko are stars of the future and as long as they have ideas they will be remembered for more than an summer in Ibiza.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly original band., 6 Feb. 2005
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If you were gripped by the vocals and beat of "bring it back" a few years ago then you should try out the versatility of the rest of this bands work. Sure that track went mainstream, but it didn't quite fit the mainstream mould and here in lies the beauty of this band. Stunning vocals, intensely interesting lyrics and a creative power that is just the right side of sane.
Well worth a listen if but only for that facts that no two tracks are alike and for Murphy's captivating, endlessly fascinating voice, I find I can never quite believe she was able to do with it what she does. My personal favourite track is "absent minded friends", beautiful harpsicordal hooks and lyrics which question the superficial, uncaring and lonely dynamics of modern friendships and relationships. Daringly different and intelligent with the added joy of moving and crystally, beautiful music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars (experi) mental music, 27 Aug. 2000
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Anybody who is expecting to buy this album thinking that every track is dance music will not be pleased, it is an experimental, original album containing many genres of music from Dance to Acid Jazz. R.Cuthbert
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do you know that you are my new blue jeans?, 2 Jun. 2000
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Magic, this album manages to fit into no single genre and have something for everyone. With its' loud and scary 'If you have a cross to bear...' and theatrical 'Indigo' it manages to wake you up but the serene 'Being is bewildering' and 'Drop in the Ocean'chill you out. The somewhat odd 'Somebody somewhere' is also great and the whole album, boosted by Roisin Murphys' powerful voice and seemingly endless talent is definately one to buy. *****
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a pop record! How refreshing!, 10 Aug. 2000
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It is so good to see a band not being contented with producing "plastic pop"...This is by far the most original recording I have heard for quite some time. Crossing elements of trip-hop and what at times sounds like freeform Jazz this is certainly not an album for teenyboppers and people with a commercialised musical pallete.This is an album for people who can trully appreciate artists being original...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok not brilliant, 21 April 2000
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It is a disc which the new fans will like! (The Sing it back people) Their previous two discs; "iam not a doctor" and "do you like my tight sweater?" are far superior. "Things to make and do" does not gel imediately but after having on repeat for the sixth time it develops. If you can get to see them live it is very worth while, stunning stage presence!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty damn good!, 19 Jun. 2003
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Bought this one for fun the other day and I must say don't listen to any of the reviews that have the word POP in them. This is not pop (thank goodness) and it's not dance (again thank goodness), it <i>is</i> experimental electro/indie cross-over. Enough of that rubbish though...

Strong sometimes funky beats (yes, yes 'Time is Now', 'Bring it Back') with Roisin Murphy's gorgeous voice spilling in and out throughout. Plenty of adequate warped sounds wrap it all up. The first nine tracks are excellent, there are a couple of goodies after that although it tends to meander a bit toward the end. Finishs with a great track but a pity it's not a great mix of said great track. Favourite track is 'Mother', appropriately crazy (almost sounds like Primus! weird).

Anyway, v. cool check it out. If you like this sort of experimental, quasi-electro, rock then check out Spiderbait from Australia and the Headless Chickens from New Zealand similar genre albiet both bands are much, much better.
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