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Wouldn't know who to recommend this to
on 30 June 2010
I'm a relative Dubstep noob and after reading the tracklist of this it sounded like a great way to get hold of some songs I'd already heard and liked, along with a good variety of other tracks. However I wasn't prepared for it being mixed (badly), though I suppose I should have been.
My main problem is with how some of the tracks I really liked have been changed - the Burial remix of Where is home is the worst offender. It's tempo has been increased by a huge amount, totally ruining the feel of the song just so that it can be mixed with the previous song. And the mix wasn't anything special, just a slow fade in before cutting to it completely. There are much better ways of mixing to a completely different tempo of music - even if you just let the previous song play out completely.
Overall I felt the mixing didn't do anything for this album, just turns it into a bit of a samey mess where you don't really appreciate each song. I've barely even noticed some of the songs that I've heard are great like Anti War Dub. To anyone else interested in Dubstep I'd advise you to do what I'll continue doing and listen to dubstep tag radio on Last.fm - totally legal and totally free.