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Another dance album lacking cohesion
on 28 November 2000
There are so many contributors to this patchy debut album from The All Seeing I that it is difficult for it to establish any identity. Whilst Baby Bird's Stephen Jones and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker are renown for producing melancholia and dressing it up in happier musical surroundings, there's also veteran crooner Tony Christie providing vocals on Walk Like A Panther. 'Beat Goes On' (credited to Sonny Bono) possesses a cute charm with its staccato sound and Human League's Phil Oakey bemoans the fall from grace of Chicken Nuggets. It's occasionally dull (the misleadingly-titled 'Sweet Music' being the chief culprit plus the unncessary filler at the end of the album) but generally an interesting listen; the main problem is that there is such a lack of cohesiveness about the whole concept that it feels like a typical film soundtrack where disparate themes are melded together and quality control is uneven.