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Experience
Experience
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining and creative rave music - it's not like "Fat Of The Land" but that won't matter!, January 21, 2006
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This review is from: Experience (Audio CD)
I'll admit that I got "Experience" expecting something along the lines of "The Fat Of The Land", and although it's completely different it's still very good. This is the kind of album that will grow on you - I didn't like it at all at first (because I was expecting another "Firestarter" or "Breathe"), but after a while you it grows on you. You start to appreciate the complexity and energy of the music, and it definitely has much of both. It's a rave album first and foremost, but they add so many other interesting elements to the mix that make the songs worthy of both analyzation and of your club or party mix. Rave music that's both fun and creative is indeed a rarity. Every song here is great, but none of them are necessarily memorable or strike you as instantly great like most of the songs on "The Fat Of The Land", but patient listeners won't mind. As is usual with these kinds of albums the electronic blips and bleeps defy description and thus one must simply hear it to get the picture. Overall I think it's a fascinating album that most won't like at first, but if they give it time then it will probably become one of their favorites! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:

the entire album!


Experience Expanded
Experience Expanded
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining and creative rave music - it's not like "Fat Of The Land" but that won't matter!, January 21, 2006
This review is from: Experience Expanded (Audio CD)
I'll admit that I got "Experience" expecting something along the lines of "The Fat Of The Land", and although it's completely different it's still very good. This is the kind of album that will grow on you - I didn't like it at all at first (because I was expecting another "Firestarter" or "Breathe"), but after a while you it grows on you. You start to appreciate the complexity and energy of the music, and it definitely has much of both. It's a rave album first and foremost, but they add so many other interesting elements to the mix that make the songs worthy of both analyzation and of your club or party mix. Rave music that's both fun and creative is indeed a rarity. Every song here is great, but none of them are necessarily memorable or strike you as instantly great like most of the songs on "The Fat Of The Land", but patient listeners won't mind. As is usual with these kinds of albums the electronic blips and bleeps defy description and thus one must simply hear it to get the picture. Overall I think it's a fascinating album that most won't like at first, but if they give it time then it will probably become one of their favorites! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:

the entire album!


Microgravity
Microgravity
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and creative aural landscape - this is a dreamy ambient masterpiece!, January 21, 2006
This review is from: Microgravity (Audio CD)
Biosphere's "Microgravity" is essentially ambient music with a slight beat behind it, but overall it's just an incredibly dreamy and creative album. It's definitely something you could have on in the background when you're working on a paper or any other artistic endeavor - this is a thinking man's music (you could fall asleep to it, too). The songs sound relatively similar, but they're all unique and fun in their own way - it's pretty hard to describe what the electronic bits sound like, but they're always catchy and interesting. He uses samples in a lot of the songs, and they're always very good and memorable ones (see "The Fairy Tale" and "Tranquilizer" for some cool ones). The only complaint one could give about this album is that it's out of print! If you don't mind paying for a digital download (it's the best and probably only way of getting it nowadays) then you can buy this for about $11.00 from [...] If you liked this album then you'd probably like The Orb's "U.F.Orb" and "Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld" as well as Global Communication's "76:14". Most people will love this album! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:
the entire album!


Just Can't Stop It
Just Can't Stop It
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ska done right - this album is so addictive!!!, January 21, 2006
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This review is from: Just Can't Stop It (Audio CD)
I'll be honest here - I used to HATE ska. I would go to my local concert hall to see some local musicians and there would ALWAYS be horrible ska bands playing (which is why I hated ska). I had just about given up on the genre when, to my surprise, I hear a sample of The English Beat's "Mirror In The Bathroom" on Coldcut's "Journeys By DJ: 70 Minutes of Madness" (also an excellent album) and was immediately intrigued. Lo' and behold, after I got this album, it was amazing! I never knew ska could be so fun and interesting! Every song here is great and all of them are pretty memorable - everything about them is fantastic. The vocals are very well done here as Dave Wakeling has a very appealing voice. The lyrics are also pretty interesting to listen to as well as catchy - "Mirror In The Bathroom" is but one of many songs that'll get stuck in your head. Musically it sounds like most other ska bands but with a little new wave and college rock thrown in. It's also very well-produced for an album that came out in 1980. Overall this is an album that most people will LOVE, not jsut ska fans. Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:

the entire album!


76:14
76:14
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This has got to be THE coolest ambient album EVER - words cannot describe how awesome this is!, January 21, 2006
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This review is from: 76:14 (Audio CD)
Wow...wow wow wow wow...I've heard a LOT of albums (over 3,000), but this one is INCREDIBLE. It's true that I only have a small amount of ambient albums (The Orb, Orbital, Mouse On Mars, Biosphere, Aphex Twin, Colleen, DJ Wally, etc...), but this one is just so ridiculously good I can't even come up with the right words to praise it. It's definitely an ambient album, but it's more of an experience then anything else - it feels like you're in another world when you're listening to this. The production here is amazing - obviously I have no idea how to describe the electronic blips and bloops, but they're all very high quality, fun and interesting to pay attention to. It's an audio journey like no other. I suppose you could say it's ambient music with some house mixed in, but essentially it's just a great "chill-out" album to groove to. When it comes to this kind of music there isn't much else you can say about it, really. If you like ambient music in the slightest then "76:14" will probably be the best darn ambient album you ever get! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:
the entire album!


Madonna
Madonna
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna's debut album is pop GOLD - sure it's a guilty pleasure, but it's SO GOOD!, January 19, 2006
This review is from: Madonna (Audio CD)
"Madonna "is one of those albums that you'll probably get made fun of for liking if you're a man, but if you're a mature person then this won't matter. "Madonna" is just an incredibly creative and fun album as every song here is fantastic. Madonna may just be a good singer and not actually a musician, but her voice is amazing and very appealing - only those who are prejudiced against pop music won't like it. The lyrics here are very well-written and fun to pay attention to, although they can be simple at times (see the hit "Lucky Star"). I'm not even sure how to describe what it sounds like - it's definitely 80's with a little fantasy feel to it, but other than that it doesn't sound like anything else I've ever heard. It's all very original, creative and fun to listen to. It was all very new and cutting edge at the time, and after listening to "Madonna" one can certainly see why she would become the world's biggest female star (as well as one of the most influential). The two grievances one could possibly have about Madonna is her lack of real musical talent as well as her guilty pleasure nature, but those with an open mind won't care about either of those. Pop music fans will definitely LOVE this album! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:
"Lucky Star"
"Borderline"
"Physical Attraction"
the rest is great, too!


Like a Prayer
Like a Prayer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomely creative and fun pop music - Madonna strikes again!, January 19, 2006
This review is from: Like a Prayer (Audio CD)
Now when someone asks you whether you like Madonna, you're going to get strange looks if you say yes and aren't a girl. However, despite any guilty pleasure status Madonna may have for males, anyone with an open mind will recognize just how great of an artist she is (well...singer - she doesn't actually write or play any of the instruments). "Like A Prayer" is one of many classic pop albums by Madonna, and even though it sounds slightly dated (due to the 80's sound), it's still very high quality stuff. Madonna herself has a very energetic, fun and sexy voice that greatly enhances any song in which she sings - she's definitely extremely likable. The lyrics themselves are also well-written and fun to pay attention to - the hit "Like A Prayer" is a great example of a song that you'll probably love singing along to, too. Musically it doesn't sound like any other band ever, and it's distinctly 80's, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's very well produced and very creative - a lot of heart and soul was put into this album along with many of her other ones. She's essentially the female version of Prince (sonically - again, she doesn't play anything). If you like any Madonna song in the slightest, or if you like pop songs at all, then this album will greatly satisfy you! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:
"Like A Prayer"
the rest is great, too


Pretenders
Pretenders
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Price: $9.20
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great 80's punk/pop rock album - Chrissie's voice takes time to get used to, but you'll grow to love it!, January 19, 2006
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The Pretenders' debut album was a great and influential CD when it came out in 1980. NOTHING else sounded like it as it essentially started the signature 80's sound that people think of today. Every song here is great, although they'll probably have to grow on you - the most accessible song here is their hit "Brass In Pocket" which is a classic. Singer Chrissie Hynde has a slightly annoying voice at first, but it's one that grows on you - give it some time and you'll start to like it. It's similar to the modern punk vocal style. She definitely has a great personality, though, which the lyrics only help to emphasize. Speaking of the lyrics, they're all very well-written as they aren't simply a means to make the songs catchier - they're definitely gifted songwriters. As for how it sounds, it sounds like most 90's and even some 00s pop rock bands today with a lot of punk and some new wave mixed in - you can tell that a LOT of people were influenced by "Pretenders". It's very energetic and it's mostly a straight-up rock & roll album, but there's so many little additions to the formula that it rewards repeated listens. It's very creative and inspired as it doesn't feel like it was produced - it feels organic which is always a good thing. The production here is great, although it could probably use a remastering. All in all I think a lot of people will love this album if they approach it with an open mind. Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:
"Brass In Pocket"
the rest are great, too


Just Another Diamond Day
Just Another Diamond Day
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely mellow and pleasant 60's folk music - Vashti's voice is BEAUTIFUL!, January 15, 2006
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It was only upon the insistence of a friend that I even checked out "Just Another Diamond Day", and boy was I glad that I did! Vashti has an absolutely beautiful voice that could tame the harshest beast, and the lyrics and the music itself is absolutely wonderful. Considering this came out in the late 60's, one must be very confused why she was never widely acclaimed - she definitely had enormous talent (critics panned the album, and Vashti, being incredibly shy, left the music business until just this year). Being a folk album, the lyrics are all incredibly fun to listen to, though you don't have to listen to them to enjoy the album (it's pleasant both ways). Musically it's a very very simple set of songs - acoustic guitars, some flutes and a violin every now and then. The production also holds up surprisingly well considering its recording date, but I'm not aware of whether this was remastered or not (so it might just be that). The only complaint I could make about the album is that it's a little hard to listen to eighteen tracks that are all relatively similar. Listened to individually, however, and one can see its greatness. I'm not too familiar with Vashti's newest album, "Lookaftering", but I can at least say that this is one of the best folk albums I've ever heard. Genre fans will love it, and I'm sure others will too! Absolutely recommended!

Highlights include:
the entire album!


Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good lo-fi indie rock album, but it falls short of being classic - genre fans will still like it a lot! - 4.5 stars, January 15, 2006
This review is from: Broken Social Scene (Audio CD)
"Broken Social Scene" comes pretty close to being classic, but it falls short. The best reason for this is that the songs are very chaotic, but not necessarily in a good way. They try to create beauty out of chaos in some of the songs, but it doesn't always work - sometimes it just doesn't sound good. However, every song here is good and there are even some great ones (see the first two tracks). It's an absolutely unique sounding lo-fi-ish indie rock album. I suppose the closest bands I could compare it with are Pavement and Dinosaur Jr., but these are a stretch. It's a very refreshing and creative album, yes, but that doesn't always mean that it's great - people looking for something different will at least be very satisfied here. The singer does a very good job with the vocals as he seems to fit the music perfectly; I'm not sure whether most people would like him, though. The lyrics tend to be hard to make out, but they can be interesting on occasion. Musically, like I said before, it's all very creative and inspired, but not necessarily "great" all the way through. They are at least a very promising band with the potential to make a classic album in the future. Basically, if you like lo-fi indie rock or if you're looking for something that's different then all the other bands out there today, then "Broken Social Scene" will please you greatly. Highly recommended!

Highlights include:

the entire album!


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