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This review is from: Lie Cheat & Steal / You Should Be Ashamed (Audio CD)
Lie, Cheat & Steal: This has to be my best D&B album in years. The tracks all have elements that make them either funky, soulful, intelligent, heavy, deep or just downright nasty! An incredible collage, with this release most certainly expanding on the genre, providing needed progression. I've often found Klute's single releases to be more shallow, but the album sure hits the mark.
Great to see the 'oldskool' female vocals being given emphasis with style, with track number two lifting the roof in clubs through the subtle, powerful and beautiful use of these. Spine-tingling.
As to track three, this has to be the heaviest and deepest roller I've heard in many years. Extremely refined and stripped down. I'm not looking for something that is 'sick, twisted and guaranteed to make me lose my mind' - that is personally not my style. This track is a perfect example of mature D&B for an older and wiser generation (many of whom have grown up through Hardcore, Jungle and D&B and 'know the score').
'Evo Sniffer' is just pure punk in its attitude and the digital 'wheep' on each loop is just too ruff for words. When driving to this tune caution is advised. Damaging.
All in all, 'Commercial Suicide' are doing the biz for 2004, with 'Break' also pushing out some great tracks. More please on this tip. Money ain't an issue.
BTW, CD2 has some great tech breaks being spun up at clubs here, wondering into various electronica and is still worthy of a mention. Hopefully this album sets a precedent and gets other producers to also encapsualate more into their productions!