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4.8 out of 5
Media: Audio CD|
ISBN/ASIN : B00004UH7A
Manufacturer : A & M|
Release data : 23 June, 2003
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Dem Strings !!
Good but not a great album, originally bought it on the back of one of it's few favourable reviews in Loaded in 1998. I quote, "If you buy a dance album this year, make sure it's this one !"
Worth it's weight if only for the strings in Lonely Soul. Lot of trouble for a bloody fish !! Great strings though....
This is a great album
For some reason this album is hated in the press,the now long-gone magazine Select once including this in a worst albums of all time feature (in amongst some much more worthy records like Tricky's horrible Angels With Dirty Faces and Oasis' cocaine nightmare Be Here Now),describing it as 'a miserable noise'.
But does this album really deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as horrors like Naomi Campbell's album or Duran Duran's Thank You? NO!
Admittedly,James Lavelle & DJ Shadow's instrumentals sometimes do overstay their welcome,but overall the beats 'n' things here are extremely decent.
One notable criticism of this album is the use of guest vocalists,but Badly Drawn Boy's Nursery Rhyme,Thom Yorke's Rabbit In The Headlights and Ian Brown's Be There are all vastly superior to,for example,the much-vaunted (but not very good, really) appearances of Siouxsie Sioux and Dizzee Rascal on Basement Jaxx's Kish Kash.The two most widely slagged guest appearances come from Mike D and Richard Ashcroft.But Ashcroft's Lonely Soul is much better than any of his solo records,and was used to good effect in the overwise crap film version of The Beach.
when this lp first appeared it was slagged for being all style and no substance, largely because it featured some top star guest performers. however, this is a brilliant beat scientist lp made deeper and more affecting by including the vocals of richard ashcroft (...) and thom yorke (...). the follow up is also great but please get this and dont be put off by the nme and the like who dont know a good tune when belted round the face by one.