Top positive review
12 people found this helpful
on 10 March 2002
Like The Beta Band's 3 EP's, early Floyd, or Sgt Pepper, this album creates its own laid back, stoned world of wonder that makes use of a variety of musical styles, but always feels like a coherent whole. Skewed, relaxed takes on hip-hop and country mix with the easy rock bounce of Sleep on the Left Side and Brimful Of Asha. Easy to play straight through, this is ambitious music with a freindly, positive outlook. Blissful.
It should be pointed out that FatBoy Slim's remix of Brimful of Asha isn't here, and shouldn't be, as it is the exact opposite of Cornershop's desired relaxed mood. In fact, with its speeded up helium vocals, and clunkingly obvious snare rolls, the remix was the equivalent of The Wrong Trousers: a mad, stomping robotic pair of legs, forcing the human inside to march around to it's bidding.