If you pick this up expecting to hear the traditional sounds of Warp records (Orbital, Aphex Twin, Nightmares on Wax, Jimi Tenor, Boards of Canada etc), you will be sorely disappointed, for this above all a hiphop album. But stop! Keep listening for you will be handsomely rewarded if your taste extends as widely as most fans of Warp. This is the first original and exciting album of 2003 and I say this well aware that many of you trip hop/ hip hop fans, like me, may have been deceived by many a false dawn in recent years with overhyped albums aplenty across all the laid-back genres in recent years. I share your disappointment with many feted albums of recent years which have never matched the wealth of quality albums of the mid-90s. But no, this album is worth a look. It is eclectic which will put off those who like their albums to flow, with a diverse set of tunes all squashed together in a sometimes disconcerting ebb and flow. But there are some truly inspired songs to be enjoyed start with no8 - it makes you go bombing if you're impatient for a tune that really grabs the attention and then the rest will fall into place.
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