- Audio CD (2 May 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Label: Columbia
- ASIN: B0002847L8
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,545 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Mylo has produced a refreshing and at times startling debut in the form of Destroy Rock & Roll. Sophisticated electro stabs, classy breaks and fat-bottomed bass lines characterise his rich, varied and well-balanced sound. Influenced by artists such as Prince ("Guilty of Love"), Daft Punk ("Otto's Journey") and even Scissor Sisters ("Musclecar Reform Reprise"), this album includes the high-octane guitar title-track single "Destroy Rock & Roll".
We have our first contender for album of 2004
This refreshing and at times startling debut originates, from of all of places, Scotland's far-flung Isle of Skye and the studio of 24-year-old Myles MacInnes. "I'm just having fun," he refreshingly declares, "It's got to have impact, otherwise I just don't see the point". Impact is right!
With a sound characterised by sophisticated electro stabs, classy breaks and fat-bottomed bass lines it is remarkable to learn that most of Mylo's production tools are computer internal. His music is rich, varied and well balanced and sounds as if it has had an army of engineers assisting him. Like AdamF who set out to make his seminal Colours album on a limited equipment, Mylo's genius is evident in his one-ness with his G4.
Opening with a trio of downbeat electronica cuts - "Valley Of The Dolls", "Sunworshipper" and "Muscle Cars" - it's clear that his time spent in the San Francisco's Bay Area has rubbed off with the beats oozing of the distinctly rich surroundings West Coast vibe.
Mylo first appeared on the scene only twelve months ago with his debut single, "Destroy Rock & Roll" - a high-octane guitar workout bending chunky beats with a raucous vocal sample. Despite label interest, with the backing of a couple of friends, he decided to go it alone and created Breastfed.
A wise move that has since seen his label tipped as one to watch in 2004; stable-mates Linus Loves just one of a handful of acts tipped to make more than just ripples. And as with LL's "The Terrace" that takes its cue from Stevie Nicks', "In My Arms" similar weaves a hypnotic disco spell chopping up a riff from Kim Carne's "Bette Davis Eyes" from the same era.
With influences ranging from Prince ("Guilty Of Love") through to Daft Punk ("Ottos Journey") and even Scissor Sisters ("Musclecar Reform Reprise"), it's little wonder that The Face described him as "Scotland's answer to Royksopp". By refusing to adhere to any one musical style, Mylo may well become one of the most misunderstood artists of his generation, yet despite this, expect this totally absorbing debut to make its mark on the end of year 'best of' listings. --Andrew McGregor
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The euphoric harmonies of Röyksopp are all over "Valley Of The Dolls" and "Need You Tonite", the bluesy piano hook and American soundbites of "Sunworshipper" hark back to David Holmes' Let's Get Killed, and the Kim Carnes-sampling "In My Arms" may well follow Eric Prydz to No.1. The French connection will stick most. Springy single "Drop The Pressure" is textbook Daft Punk, and most tracks suggest he's been taking notes from Mirwais.
But for all its soundalikes, Destroy Rock & Roll is a mixed bag of superior Eurodisco - it may be the year's greatest dance compilation. Strangely, even though the entire set is clearly the work of the same artist, every track is different from the one before. Clever man: he can expect Madonna on the blower any day now.
Mylo is 24 year old Myles Macinnes from Scotland and he's produced a fresh warm dance album that while it breaks no new ground whatsoever has a corporeal humanistic touch via the glowing instrumentation and occasional judicious use of samples. "In My Arms " utilises the shimmering keyboard refrain from Kim Carnes "Betty Davis Eyes " and jemmy's it into a juicy mix of vibrant breaks and spongy rhythmic nuances. "Need You Tonite" weaves a magical tapestry with threads of syncopated percussion and samples of Judie Tzukes gorgeous "Stay with me Till Dawn" The way the track builds through some kind of musical osmosis around the original is superb and it's not far off being as beautiful. "Valley of Dolls" reminds me of Jean Michel Jarre remixed by Lemon Jelly while "Muscle Cars" is Dave Clarke in touch with his emotions. "Drop The Pressure" is wonderfully arranged but is taken into another realm with the increasingly high pitched vocoded vocals. "Paris Four Hundred" has more repetitive effected vocals but is wrapped around a great funky arrangement. The title track is a witty list of some dire (Although some are great) artists by some god awful American D.J. who pronounces Bowie as Boo-hee, set to more luscious textured keyboards.
Not every track works for me. "Sun worshipper" is tiresome with its sampled tale of a hippy dippy drop out though the bluesy piano is pleasant enough.Read more ›
Nevertheless, having heard Mylo's offering on the second Warchild album, I thought I'd give this a go. And I enjoy it. I find it fresh, intelligent and listenable. Especially the title track, though he chose a bad year to assault rock music, which is stronger in 2005 than ever before.
In conclusion, well worth a listen, no matter what you thought your tastes where.
Obviously one of them is Drop the Pressure, if it doesn't make you grin from ear to ear i'll be amazed! The second is Rikki which holds you on the edge of your seat the whole way through and delivers everything it promises from the outset. Thirdly there is Paris Four Hundred, this track is beligerent with it's rolling bassline but is bursting with character, a real cracker. Then there is Ottos journey, upbeat, clean and (dare i say it) euphoric! That's four and i don't feel i've done the rest justice, just buy the cd, you'll listen to it again and again and again!
Why? Apparently he says he's "just having fun." Here's hoping he keeps on having fun, for the sake of music fans. His debut "Destroy Rock & Roll" is a surprisingly fresh and fun sound, with bubbling electropop, staccato breaks and unstoppable basslines.
The first trio of songs show the sunnier side of Mylo -- it starts off with a warm wash of summer electronica that seems appropriately called "Valley of the Dolls," some languid downtempo, and some fun dance music that would sound at home in a kids' video game.
Then things take a slightly harder line, with rapid electronic jabs, computer twiddles and sampling. Songs like "In my Arms" sound like thinking men's club tune, danceable but also very complex. Then there are songs like "Guilty of Love," a smooth, sweet, still catchy number. The title track is a break from the usual, with a tongue-in-cheek recitation of all the legendary people who have contributed to the "destroying of rock'n'roll."
And as the album winds down, Mylo gives his colorful album another twist. The final three have a stately, almost classical downtempo sound, with yearning vocals layered in. Listening to these, it's impossible not to wonder where Mylo will go next in his career.
Like any other kind of music, electronica is hard to do -- for every genius, there are a bunch of idiots who think a catchy beat is all it takes to make it memorable.Read more ›
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Bought to replace older formats of the same album in my collection - it was always going to get 5 stars!!Published 17 months ago by The Pantsman
Sitting somewhere between dance and chillout, I am really enjoying listening to this album. Think I'll be checking out other Mylo stuff too.Published 19 months ago by Ali G
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one of my favourite albums. some great tunes, easy listening and some to really get you going. a great buy.Published on 14 Jan. 2008 by M. Worthington