Obsession: The Best Of Animotion

April 16, 1996 | Format: MP3

$4.99
Also available in CD Format
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
5:37
30
2
4:27
30
3
4:37
30
4
4:15
30
5
3:58
30
6
4:15
30
7
4:36
30
8
4:50
30
9
7:32
30
10
6:04
30
11
6:49
30
12
10:57

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 16, 1996
  • Release Date: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Island Def Jam
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 1:07:57
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B000W0AI50
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,370 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel W. Kelly VINE VOICE on August 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Every top 100 hit is here, as well as remixes. Problem is, they left off the 12" version of Room to Move, which would have made this a complete final chapter in the recording history of this band in its two lineups. And if space was an issue, they coul have removed the "12 inch remix" of Obsession, which I believe was remixed a year or so later. The original album version included on this disc (5:35) is actually the "long" version. The remix (7:32) is overmixed and takes away the sexy feel of the original. Other 12" versions are Let Him Go (6:04) (good 12"), I Want you (6:49) (good 12"), and I Engineer (10:57) (a little long for a generally uninteresting song). Also note that the 7" version of Let Him Go is used on here--it has more synths thant the original album version, which was guitar heavy.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 1998
Format: Audio CD
No guy or gal who spent 1985 hitting the video arcade for a game of "Dig Dug," decked out in suspenders and OP shorts, rubber bracelets and velcro sneaks, could forget Animotion's snarky Top 10 hit "Obsession," or its slightly salty come on ("Who do you want me to be, to make you sleep with me?").
No doubt, the song is a classic of its kind, with its over-the-top electric percussion, flourishy axeplay, campy lyrics (with catchy chorus) and throbbing synth backbeat -- in short, a crystallization of all that was '80s pop. (And anyone who catched the video, which received heavy MTV airplay, got the extra bonus of seeing the moussed-and-eyeliner'd band prancing around a Hollywood mansion in chintzy, movie-extra costumes.)
But for all those who thought that the L.A.-based group's catalog began and ended with that tweaked tune, here comes this "best-of" to remind you that, yes, you're right.
This recently released disc collects cuts from the group's three albums (released between 1984 and 1989). With each record, Animotion's lineup changed considerably, with only one orignal member hanging in there for 1989's self-titled disc. But the sound, irritatingly, stayed the same, eroding a lot of the good will created by the appealingly (and darkly) kooky "Obsession" (included here in the original, long album version, which cranks up the choked guitar riffs toward the fade).
The disc's skimpy liner notes (no loving fan's encomium here) reveal a core problem: As writers, the band's members were a shade under mediocre. The group's two biggest hits -- the other being a cover of Climie Fisher's "Room to Move," pasted on the "My Stepmother Is an Alien" soundtrack -- were penned by outsiders.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex on July 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Obsession: The Best of Animotion contains all of the greatest hits in the animotion catalog. From the possesive "I Want You" and "Obsession" which hit the top ten in 1985 to the eerie and peculiar "Strange Behavior". This also contains the later Animotion hits "Room to Move"- a Lightwieght song seen in 'My Stepmother is an Alien'. Animotion boasts great instrumentals on the synthesiezer as well as guitars and drums, plus great vocals done by Bill Wadhams and Astrid Plane. As for the reviews below, Obsession: The Best of Animotion DOES contain "I Engineer" plus the "I Engineer [12" Remix]! The 12" remixes add new flavor to the first four songs. These remixes arent only rare, they're great! You get CD quality remixes, in which you would have had to buy old used (and probably poor sound quality) 12" records. This CD is highly recommended for anyone who's heard "Obsession" or is into 80's Synth Pop. 5/5!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Knight on July 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Not bad for a one-hit wonder, they generously threw in four 12-inch remix versions, which of course includes "Obsession". A great time for those who know how to dance, and useful material maybe for those who dance competetively.

It's really too bad '80's music (which is my generation) didn't sound this good - I actually would have liked it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD. If you liked Obsession, you'll love this CD. If you don't know "Obsession," go to [...] and listen to the mp3 sample of it. Great vocals, great music, really good hook-filled pop songs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Boy from the 80's on February 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
the complaints regarding the almost 11-mins running time of "I Engineer" (my fave track aside from "Obsession") could easily be explained: the remix version only lasted around six minutes. however, in this compilation, the dub version, which runs around five minutes, was included immediately after the remix. thus - it got a total run time of 11 mins!

not a bad idea. i am actually glad they included it!

it's an obsession!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?