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Odelay
Odelay
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.98

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top, top album, 5 July 2001
This review is from: Odelay (Audio CD)
On the justifiably critically acclaimed 'Odelay' Beck seems to try his hand at virtually every genre under the sun........And seems to succeed at each increasingly ambitious attempt. The album, aside from the obvious brilliance of 'new pollution' and 'where it's at', is a simply stunning exhibition of Beck's clear genius. Highlights would have to be the opening bars of 'Where its at' and the entirety of 'novacane'. Cheers Beck, you've produced one of my top 5 albums!


10 000 Hz Legend
10 000 Hz Legend
Price: £2.49

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For god's sake, Its not like Kid A!, 31 May 2001
This review is from: 10 000 Hz Legend (Audio CD)
I was prompted to write this review by some of the ludicrous comments already placed on this page....This album is not...... anything like Kid A...Its not especially difficult to 'get', the melodic brilliance of air is still very much in evidence. I would not deny that there are weak tracks, radio 1 (though a pastiche) is awful and wonder milky bitch is juvenile and trashy.Admittedly the vocals are difficult to gte used to, these rockist elements seemingly at odds with air's moogy origins but the music is far from vocal-driven.'Dont be Light' is classic 'air', radian is a soundtrack-like epic of olympic brilliance while 'the vagabond' is a vehicle for Beck's ability as a vocalist. I would not be as rash as to suggest that this album beats 'premier symptomes', but at times it does get into 'moon safari' territory. Must buy for all alternative orientated air fan.BUY IT!


Dont Stop the Planet
Dont Stop the Planet
Offered by playanywhere
Price: £22.69

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential purchase for all hip-hop buffs, 12 May 2001
This review is from: Dont Stop the Planet (Audio CD)
Simply put, this is the track almost entirely responsible for house music as we know it today. Bambaata, always noted for his phenomenal variation of source material, here combines elements from Krafwerk's 'numbers' and the legendary 'trans-europe express' to create a musical masterpiece. With 'planet rock' Bam transcends genres while simultaneously creating a new one....Electro. This comes with bonus beats and loads of top remixes and is highly recommended by myself. BUY IT!


Songs of a Dead Dreamer
Songs of a Dead Dreamer
Offered by FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Price: £19.54

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, urban beats from the subliminal kid, 7 Mar. 2001
This review is from: Songs of a Dead Dreamer (Audio CD)
Subliminal would certainly appear to be an apt name fotr DJ Spooky, this album builds up fine sonic landscapes time and time again but is just painfully slow-moving at times. Having bought this on the basis of comparisons between him and THE GREAT DJ SHADOW I was a tad dissapointed. This album seems to be somewhere between aphex twin's ambient works and Shadow's down-tempo stuff. Still recommended


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