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Inexplicably unavailable on CD for some considerable time, the definitive M500 best of is now back in print. In the past it's been criticised for its brevity and the choice of some of the mixes. Personally I think that the fact that there are only 9 tracks gives it a more cohesive album feel. Who wants to skip through double-CD sets looking for the best songs anyway? Absolutely nothing is wasted here. The (re-)mixes are merely Juan's very subtle attempts to update the originals - I doubt most people could even spot the difference anyway. And then there's the "robots and aliens"-themed artwork, by the quintessential Detroit techno sleeve designer, Abdul Haqq.

Just as futuristic as Kraftwerk, Juan Atkins matches them in every department - and don't forget it was he who first used the word "techno" in one of his songs ("Techno City" predates "Technopop" by 3 years).

The only disappointment is that there was never a volume 2 - compiling slightly later works such as Starlight, I See the Light, The Cosmic Courier, I Wanna Be There, The Passage etc. Still plenty of time for that though.
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on 22 April 2015
I love Juan's work and especially Model 500 and Cybertron but these remixes aren't classics. They've been softened up and don't reflect the raw edgy impact of Clear, Off To Battle, No UFO's etc I've got most of the standout tunes on vinyl. The original Off To Battle is a monster tune.
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