outubro 27, 2008

NEW: The Rapture - Tapes (2008)

Dois anos após o bom (mas não tão bom) "Pieces of the People We Love" sai "Tapes". Na imprensa especializada, alguns críticos avisavam que "Pieces of the People We Love" seria excelente em comparação ao novo material. Poucos esperavam um album de remix.

O Headphonee não avaliará este trabalho.

"Well, to be honest, the gradient of decline is steep. After a so-so Bar-Kays track, the listener (ie Me) is faced with a load of substandard house music that probably makes pill-poppin' students go crazy. Why students? Well, there's huge dollops of '80s synth over the chosen tracks, makin' 'em an ironists soup of the day (or maybe that should be a Prawn Cocktail or something equally ironic). There's a track by onehalfofDaftPunk, Thomas Bangaltier, which will give cool points to someone of lesser taste (even though I seriously dig Daft Punk... it's clear that Bangaltier needs TheOtherHalf to make decent rekkids - Music Sounds Better With You anyone?) and some pop-house that goes "get get down g-g-get down" which you'll remember from CD:UK or sumfin. Basically, as a comp', it's rubbish. It worries me that Richie Haven's 'Going Back To My Roots' is featured as, well, it's been on every single compilation ever made (and that includes The Very Best of Motorhead, Now That's What I Called Country Tearjerkers and Barry Manilow sings The Best of Sleeveface). If you're 14 years old and need to extend your horizons away from White Boys With Guitars, you'll probably have fun with this and ultimately, be led on to better things... but for anyone who has already opened their minds, steer clear. This is lazy and not saved by a strong opening."
Eletric Roulette


1. The Undisputed Truth - Earthquake Shake
2. Ghostface Killah - Daytona 500
3. Junkyard Band - The Word
4. The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost
5. Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
6. Northend - Tee's Happy
7. Don Armando's Second Avenue Rumba Band - I'm An Indian Too
8. Martin Circus - Disco Circus
9. Arcade Lover - Fantasy Lines
10. Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda
11. Kiloo - The Passion (Phonique Mix Down)
12. Armand van Helden - Flowerz
13. Cajmere feat Dajae - Say U Will
14. Syclops - Where's Jason K
15. DJ Mujava - Township Funk
16. Donk Boys - Cpstyre
17. Dances With White Girls - Everybody's Got To Make A Living
18. Alter Ego - Why Not?!
19. Paul Johnson - Get Get Down (Extended Mix)
20. Kid Crème - Austin's Groove
21. Richie Havens - Going Back To My Roots
22. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Afro Arps And Minimoogs (S2)


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