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This review is from: Any Minute Now (Audio CD)
This is actually Soulwax's 3rd proper album, not a huge number considering how long they've been around, but the 2 Many DJ's monicker seems to keep them very busy. I'm a huge fan incidentally but my first listen to the music on this record left me feeling cold. Apart from the first track and the genius NY Excuse it just seemed like bare bones, the songs were there but stripped of any kind of likeable coating. It gathered dust for a while and I forgot about it. Then I bought a copy for a friends birthday as she was a big fan of the band as well, she raved about how brilliant it was describing it as 'Techno Punk'. I figured I could do worse than give it another go, so I did and now I love it!
It puts me in mind of the 2nd Joe Strummer and the Masceleros album, in the way that it's not the songs themselves that are important but the sound and the feeling of it all.
Basically this album is a real grower, much as the last album was only a bit more industrial sounding. As for the 'Techno Punk' monicker, yes, I'd agree with that.