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RedFred
07-02-2003, 02:50:59
I have been waiting five years for this CD. But the first review I've seen really panned the new release. But I haven't heard it myself yet. Worth a buy if I loved Mezzanine?

Scabrous Birdseed
07-02-2003, 13:45:32
In MY newspaper it got a good review. But then we let practically anyone write the reviews, some fucker compared the (excellent) Calexico album to fucking Gorky's.

The two national ones I bought today panned it though.

Debaser
07-02-2003, 13:53:28
I've not read many reviews of it, in fact I've only read one. They panned it, but you may be in luck because the main criticism was that it was too much like Mazzanine.

Scabrous Birdseed
07-02-2003, 14:27:18
Usually reliable swedish tabloid Aftonbladet gave it one plus out of five, with the comment "If Enya would have fucked about on an underground level, the result would have been disturbingly close to 100th Window".

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-02-2003, 17:31:21
You have to bear in mind that most music journos desperately want "Blue Lines 2", and that "Mezzanine" got mixed reviews when it first came out, even though it's now venerated.

I've heard one track so far, and I liked it. It was less crushing than "Mezzanine" but more brooding. I'll be buying the album.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-02-2003, 18:05:05
I'm playing it now. It's very eerie.

Against that background, Horace Andy sounds brilliant. I'll do a review after a few listens.

Noisy
10-02-2003, 19:10:17
I've never listened to 'Mezzanine' and 'Blue Lines' at the same sitting: I've never really though about which is better. I'll get this new one eventually. I almost bought the Tricky back catalogue at the weekend.

RedFred
10-02-2003, 21:50:40
Funny. I never enjoyed Blue Lines as much as most Massive fans.

I'll stay posted for your review, Laz.

The review I already have seen remarks on the departure of Mushroom and Daddy G, suggesting that this is really a 3D solo project. They said stuff like 'uniformity of tone throughout', and still worse 'one giant step closer to modern day Muzac'.

Normally, this is a reviewer I trust. But I hope he is wrong in this case.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-02-2003, 22:42:53
He's overlooked the fact that "Mezzanine" was practically a 3D solo album, and that's why Mushroom quit the band.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-02-2003, 22:55:20
I wonder what AnnC would make of it. Does she even like Trip-Hop?

protein
11-02-2003, 09:19:34
I wonder if Anne Diamond likes it up the arse?

Debaser
11-02-2003, 12:48:43
She does. In fact she loves it.

Provost Harrison
11-02-2003, 21:44:54
Nah, she'd wobble too much. Have you seen her nowadays? :D

*End Is Forever*
12-02-2003, 11:34:13
Shouldn't it be 100th Window?

RedFred
12-02-2003, 21:09:27
Oops. :o

Well the bigger the better, that is what I say. Bring on those 14 course dinners, nine piece suits, 33 hole golf courses...

The more I hear the more it sounds like I will have to buy this album. I guess I am still gun shy when a normally reliable act like Beck suddenly comes out with background music like Sea Change.

Debaser
13-02-2003, 00:36:51
Sea Change is a great album, harking back to the One Foot In The Grave days when Beck was really good.