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Instrumentals that give music new life,
This review is from: 2001 (instrumental) (Audio CD)
Dr. Dre's 2001 is an incredible album of west coast gangsta rap, some of the finest of the last decade, and if you're reading this review then you probably know that by now. Having loved that album for a long time, I bought this instrumentals disc because I thought it would be useful sometime, and it was. But I started just listening to the album from time to time, and I began to appreciate the music on a whole other level. The dense instrumentation of "2001" and the sheer musicality is hard to appreciate otherwise. I started listening to the instrumentals album in the car and just on my own, and I really liked it a lot. I heard some loops and some pieces of the songs that I had never heard before, and Dre's creative song structuring is made apparent. He's not only a good producer, he's actually a very intelligent musician as well. This stuff is also great background music if you're making a video or project. It doesn't grow boring or too repetitive like a lot of instrumentals can. You wouldn't really listen to this instead of listening to the actual album, but this can make for some fun and interesting listens, and can come in handy for a lot of uses. One of the finest instrumental albums that's widely available, highly recommended.