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1. Come
2. The Brain Is Lost
3. Your Body Is My Body
4. Naked Rain
5. Washing Machine Is Speaking
6. Down
7. Ghost Train
8. Cloudy City
9. She Is With Me
10. Magma

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A bit of a letdown after her amazing last album 25 Nov. 2005
By somethingexcellent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I first heard Ellen Allien's 2003 release Berlinette, it knocked me flat on my arse. At that point, I'd missed her earlier import-only releases, but upon catching up with her work realized that although she had made some strong early statements, Berlinette was truly her masterwork up until that point. With crisp production, pounding beats and nice touches of both guitar and vocals, it was definitely a breakout release and one that took her from lesser-known to huge name status worldwide.

A somewhat long two years later, Allien is back with Thrills, and those looking for a direct follow-up to her previous album may find themselves caught off-guard by it. One of the most noticible differences between the two releases is that this newest album seems much more dancefloor oriented. Much of the sharp rhythm programming and quick dynamic changes that marked her previous effort is replaced with more straightforward 4/4 beats and relentless dirty basslines that unfortunately repeat themselves to the point of annoyance.

The first two tracks on the release are a perfect example of the lost focus that seems to inhabit the album. "Come" opens the release with a dark and gritty bassline while ripples of guitar glint off the surface as kick drum thumps away. The combination of sounds is certainly engaging enough, but at six and a half minutes the track simply doesn't change up enough to keep it engaging. "The Brain Is Lost" follows, and the setup is similar as flickering electronics bounce off a sharp beat before a deep low-end roll and vocals enter the mix. Like the first track, it comes together nicely, but then just locks in and doesn't really do a whole lot else for the remainder.

The lack of dynamics and the slow and soft progression of many tracks on the release are the biggest problems with the release, and unfortunately they drag it down quite a bit. Allien has quite an ear for combining unique and exciting sounds, as she has proven for some time now, but once the initial excitement of many tracks on Thrills is over, they often leave you hanging. Around the middle of the album, "Ghost Train" takes a completely different direction with lighter beat programming and gurgling melodies, but it feels like a big refreshment before "Cloudy City" again slams away with old-school techno sounds for almost six and a half minutes.

Allien is a DJ as well as a producer and owner of a record label, and this newest release really feels like something that she created to appease DJs more than casual listeners. With beats that pound almost relentlessly and much less in terms of creative dynamics and song development, Thrills is tailor-made for burning up the dancefloor (or perhaps to help fuel an all-night coding or writing session). As a fan of Berlinette, I admit to finding her taking some interesting and exciting steps with Thrills, but I also feel disappointed in it.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
truly great work 7 Jan. 2007
By Lindsay Moffett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
greaet piece of minimal techno, amazing beats, trippy effects. as a dj myself, must have in the collection!
Ellen Allien - Thrills 10 Mar. 2011
By scoundrel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ellen Allien's THRILLS certainly does start with a thrill: the guitar and electronics roller-coaster of "Come," which hints at the new direction of this album nicely. While BERLINETTE seemed much more club-friendly, THRILLS harkens more towards industrial music than its predecessor. The overall effect is denser, more grimy, even on "Your Body Is My Body," where the melody is obscured beneath layers of hiss and sound. Even when the melody comes to the forefront, like on "Naked Rain," the sound is intentionally muddled, giving the track a hazy feel. Still, the industrial feel isn't the only mood to the album: there's some funky breaks on "Down," and "Ghost Train" has a smooth drive to it, which helps it stand out. Some of the brightness does sneak into "She Is With Me," and the album ends on the pure techno vibe of "Magma." A thrilling ride from end to end.
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent album from the first lady of German Techno (NOT Trance) 13 July 2005
By TempleMaster G - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Contrary to what many genre challenged, trance blinded/obsessed Americans would interpret this album as, it is very firmly techno as opposed to trance. This album consists of tracks covering funky, minimal, dark, and electro-tech styles of techno. Recommended to any serious fan of electronica.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Was ist los, Ellen?.. 14 Dec. 2005
By Lucas G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is not a bad one for itself. However I know Ellen's work since the beginning, and I must admit that I was used to hear a much greater (and more personal) work since her last Berlinette album. Although not beeing bad, this new album seems to reflect a kind of regression (or hesitation?): first track "Come" is quite cool, announcing the Ellen's touch we know (and love!), but it doesn't last: the rest of the album is a kind of Loveparade-era revival (some will have recognized reworks of some legendary trance tunes) or, worst, some again-and-again Electroclash beats à la Felix da Housecat... Ellen, where are you gone??.. That's why I gave Thrills only two stars...
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