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Good Looking Blues [Import]

LaikaAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 8, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: August 8, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Too Pure Records
  • ASIN: B000026I92
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,347 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Black Cat Bone
2. Moccasin
3. T. Street
4. Uneasy
5. Good Looking Blues
6. Widows' Weed
7. Glory Cloud
8. Go Fish
9. Badtimes
10. Knowing Too Little
11. Lie Low
12. A Single Word

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Sounding Blues October 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Laika here, via the quick 30-second samples of songs, and I was intrigued by their sound and their style. I logged on to their official website ...and was pleasantly surprised to find their music and audio section jam-packed. I sat there and listened to almost every song (original versions, remixes, etcetera) that they had listed.
In doing so, I became an instant fan and began sending friends and co-workers to their site as well. One of the friends whom I pointed in Laika's direction then surprised me with this CD, which I have been listening to pretty much incessantly ever since.
The blends of instruments vs. trip-hop sounds is a unique one - they don't sound overly digitized, nor pop in the slightest. The lyrics paint a picture and you find yourself listening to the stories they tell. From the hilarious email virus hoax in "Badtimes" to the spellbinding "Black Cat Bone" to the heartbreaking "Last Single Word," there is not one track that should be skipped. I literally laugh out loud during "Badtimes," no matter how many times I hear it. I love that the CD has a mix of shorter songs and long, extended tracks; symphonic instruments and techno-beats; melancholy stories and lively messages.
I will definitely continue to keep tabs on Laika and check out their other albums as well. Five stars to "Good Looking Blues," if not ten stars.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best album of 2000 August 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Laika is the best I have heard for quite some time. This particular album is a assimilation of several styles, jazz, hip-hop, electronic ambience, which fuse together to form a unique sound that defines Laika as a very talented band. They are somewhat similar to portishead,hooverphonic, and massive attack's mezzanine, however this is indeed superior in my opinion.Some of the lyrics aren't the most thought provoking,but we aren't reading sartre for god's sake. Margaret's voice is soulful and angellic, as if she may be a seraphim herself. I think this is the best album of 2000.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars alper is full of excrement!! April 1, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is the single BEST collection of Laika music available. My personal fave is "Black Cat Bone". I could go through each tune and tell you how superb each one is, and why... I will, however, just mention that if you like acid-jazz, trip-hop, house, electronica, psychedelia, loop, or (actually) any kind of music that endeavours to put you into a particular frame of mind, you HAVE to check out this album! This is one of my absolute favourites! (I obviously can't rave enough about this collection.) If you are interested at all in modern, experimental music- you HAVE to check this one out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I was looking for a four track ep by Laika, the only thing I had ever heard by this outfit, when I came across this. I only knew the band because I taped the ep from an ex-boyfriend who apparently knew one of the band members. Those four tunes impressed me enormously and were played repeatedly, to the point of almost wearing out the tape. For a while I forgot about them, but recently recalled how amazing they were. Checking out whether they had been released on CD, I was thrilled to see that Laika had more recordings, if a bit disappointed that I did not manage to locate the four tunes that I was searching for. Perhaps I will find them on another CD.

The more I listen to it, the more convinced I am that, although I am well out of date in discovering it, this CD is one of the best things I have heard in a while. All of the positive reviews this disc has received from other reviewers on this website are thoroughly deserved. As an album, it cannot really be faulted. It really flows, with each excellent track following seamlessly from the next. I was going to recommend a few particularly astonishingly good tunes but decided against it, given how good it works as a whole.

The perfect accompaniment for whatever takes your fancy. Right now, I fancy checking out everything else this band has ever made.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This music is anything but uneasy... May 27, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on the heels of "She: A Female Trip Hop Experience" and I love it - "Uneasy" was on it... It's smooth trip hop with unexpected intrusions... The vocals on it go from desperate to upbeat smoothly... My favorite track still is "Uneasy"... Though one thing strange, my cd only has 10 tracks and is missing #11 and #12 - maybe this is a US issue - who knows... Anyways, with 10 or 12 tracks on it, it's definitely worth the buy - Savannah Skye...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laika exploring far off spaces of sound November 27, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Laika's music takes you into some kind of quirky dream - the mysterious soundscapes really spark your immagination and give you chills. This album is one of the best I have, as well as one of the most original and refreshing. Highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goes down well. October 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The fluid groove: harder to achieve than the effortless swagger of a well-realised rhythm may suggest. Throw in too much detail and things sound cluttered and belaboured, make it too stark and the result sounds boring and unfocused. Laika get it just right on this album, which glides on beats of teflon and skips on jazzy ornamentation more substantial than on most dance albums. Complete the mix with Margaret Fiedler's seductive yet world-weary vocals and the result is a cocktail that is extremely drinkable, yet potent. Yes please!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I want more! September 16, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have the Scandinavian copy of this CD, which unfortunatly contains 2 songs less then the US-one. But of the 10 songs I kave heard from this CD I have to say: It's amazing and I want more!! Fans of AIR, Everything but the girl, Komeda, Moloko, Portishead, Lamb, Cranes, Coctau twins...: you will love this! It's soft, it's cool, it's new, it's electronic and it's SOOOOO GOD!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My first Laika
This knocked me out on the first listen. Then I bought a couple more of their CDs. I'm glad I bought this. I bought it because of the reviews I had read.
Published 12 months ago by Edward O
3.0 out of 5 stars trippy, atmospheric beats and slick vocals
Nice spacious sound. Infectious beats. Some of the tracks take a run at avant garde jazz with stabs of trumpet, flute, clarinet fluttering around the mix. Read more
Published on March 20, 2012 by Eric J. Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Background chic
Solidly second-tier trip hop act seems to constantly orbit that consistently quite-good-though-hardly-great quality level, with their lightly brooding, atmospherically beat-driven... Read more
Published on June 29, 2009 by IRate
3.0 out of 5 stars MC 900 Ft Jesus meets Poe
Laika is what it would sound like if Poe performed vocals for MC 900 Ft Jesus: half-hushed, half-sung lyrics floating over electronic beats, fluttering bass clarinets, muted... Read more
Published on July 21, 2008 by Arlin Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Just an awesome album!
I love this cd, it has all the trip hop dreamyness to it that I like and then a very unique voice that twists some crazy lyrics together to make your experience just awesome. Read more
Published on February 21, 2007 by Seth777
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazzy, melodic, offbeat, funky
After the brilliant, discordant and fiery yet somehow soft debut Silver Apples Of The Moon and the perhaps a little over-relaxed Sounds Of The Satellites, Laika returned in 2000... Read more
Published on December 7, 2003 by mianfei
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!! dont waste money on this....
the only "eh well" song is the one everyone knows.."uneasy" the others are really bad!! i tried hard to love the whole albume but useless.. Read more
Published on January 7, 2002 by alper
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