This is a Random Album Generator.
One album a day.
From the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

New Forms

Roni Size

1997

Wikipedia

New Forms

Rating

2.64

Votes

3170

Reviews

Like a review? Give it a thumb up to help us display relevant reviews!
View Author
1

This is one that really shows the UK bias in this list. I don't think anyone (non-UK people, anyway) outside of drum and bass or DJ culture would consider this any kind of essential album - it's cultural relevance is pretty niche in the rest of the world - so I don't know how much it belongs here. That said, giving it a fair hearing, I didn't enjoy it too much. I could get into some of the beats but the overall style and production sounds very dated and I found most of the vocals kind of embarrassing.

👍
View Author
5

Very rare for an electronic/dance music album to win the Mercury Music Prize but it is completely unprecedented for a drum and bass album. I'd be surprised if it will ever happen again. This is one of the albums that put drum & bass on the mainstream music map. It's a wicked album, super pioneering, blending lots of different influences, particularly jazz and hiphop. You've also got to factor in the timing of it, artist-led d&b albums were not common in 1997. And it still sounds fresh! "In The Mode" might edge "New Forms" for tunage, but it is nowhere near as groundbreaking or influential. 10/10

👍
View Author
5

A classic. This album was one of the first DnB albums I heard and definitely helped send me down the path.

👍
View Author
5

Was a really tough call between a 4 and a 5. On the one hand it’s a seminal album that has influenced a lot of the music that I like nowadays, with some classic d&b tracks in there. On the other, I felt it dragged a bit and some of the tracks went by without really making an impact. I’m also not sure I’d listen to this as a full album all that regularly, which should rule it out as a 5. But it’s difficult to ignore it’s legacy and influence. This is the most torn I’ve been about my scoring of an album yet.

👍
View Author
1

Listening to this entire album felt like having a panic attack in the back row of an international flight. 2

👍
View Author
4

When the drums started I was like "alright this is not bad." Hip hop but sorta jungle electronica-ish? Not bad to have on in the background while working (which I am doing now). I like New Forms... uh huh, uh huh, uh huh. Reminds me a bit of DJ Shadow, there's a darkness here that I like. Oh shit this is the 2hr album. I did enjoy it, but Jungle/DnB is very draining lol, but I was working and trying to stay awake so it worked well. 3.5 up to 4.

👍
View Author
4

Familiar with the full vocal remix of Brown Paper Bag from an MTV comp called AMP2. Fondly remember watching AMP late at night and am generally a fan of this era of electronic music. 1 cd alone can hold an indulgent amount of music in 70+ mins but a double cd is alot to take in. Had to listen in two separate sessions. Though drum n bass is very "meaty" as far as electronic music goes, the higher BPMs over the course of a double cd can be exhausting if you're not on drugs. Like the upright bass sound. I think I prefer the 2nd disc from "Intro" on. Its more instrumental/atmospheric and has a wider range of moods.

👍
View Author
4

Without a doubt it’s a classic of the genre however drum & bass is now considered quite niche and has stepped in and out of fashion since its late 90’s heyday. New Forms is up there with Timeless & Modus Operandi and is maybe a bit more accessible, Heroes & Watching Windows being big singles. It’s the likes of Brown Paper Bag, Hot Stuff & Down where the surgically produced bass come to the fore. Hadn’t listened to this in a while and to be honest picked out a few tracks for the review. Still stands up!

👍
View Author
3

Kinda cool, but nothing crazy

👍
View Author
1

power of the what now?! foreskin? no thank u champ. am i gonna be able to listen to this whole thing?! really not feeling it

👍
View Author
5

Wowwwww some jungle history. Incredible

👍
View Author
5

Super new millennium vibes, those drums were amazing

👍
View Author
5

Interesting d&b album!

👍
View Author
5

Yes. I remember a couple of these tracks from release, and enjoyed at the time. Listening back now I'm pleasantly surprised at how cohesive, catchy and just plain good this album is. Gets five stars for freshness, even after 25 years.

👍
View Author
5

Epitomises a genre I love and that was uniquely British in its inception despite obvious influences from hip-hop, jazz etc.

👍
View Author
5

I don't need to review this. 5* all day long.

👍
View Author
4

Awesome background music but super long

👍
View Author
4

Cool vibes, a little on the experimental side for me, but would be good background jams for a hangout.

👍
View Author
4

Album très intéressant. Drum and bass, rap, RnB, tout y est.

👍
View Author
4

Like this, much stronger at the start than the end where it gets a bit non descript. Nice nostalgia

👍
View Author
4

Strong but why is this SO long

👍
View Author
4

Was between a 3 and a 4 but have rounded up for the Ket song, which I’ll now be sneaking into playlists at appropriate times 😏 a classic album which has grown on me over the years

👍
View Author
4

Seminal, timeless, silky smooth d&b bangers. A few of the tracks did feel a bit samey

👍
View Author
4

It's between a 4 and 5 for me and it's such and inspiring album for me. But i'm going with a 4 because I know that there are albums that have influenced me even more than this. Buuuuut it is amazing and on top of it I can hear how a lot of of stuff is made and even had (and still have) some of the same vintage synths and samplers that it sounds like have been used on it - which adds to it for me.

👍
View Author
4

sounds a litttle dated now, but really good innovative stuff

👍
View Author
4

Very chill. Liked it a lot.

👍
View Author
4

Weird funky beats sounds dope. One of the better albums so far!

👍
View Author
4

Classic. Songs a little overlong at times though, with not quite enough progression and development. Worthy album on the 1,000 list just for ‘Brown Paper Bag’ alone.

👍
View Author
4

Remembering why it was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize

👍
View Author
4

Al principio del disco me vino a la mente "Las chicas superpoderosas", jaja, pero pues fluyó bien, me gustó la energía que emana y yo creo que sirve tanto para drogarse como para estar trabajando chill sin tener que ponerle mucha atención a la música. Canciones fav: "New Forms", "Mad Cat", "Heroes". 8/10

👍
View Author
4

House of Darkness basement banger.

👍
View Author
4

Gorgeous. Just so, so gorgeous. Beautiful melodies. Flawless beats. Like making sweet, sweet love to a box fresh sex doll.

👍
View Author
4

good. dead long, very out of place sat at my desk on a wednesday afternoon.

👍
View Author
4

Gets an extra star for Brown Paper Bag

👍
View Author
4

Bit long

👍
View Author
4

Still sounds amazing

👍
View Author
4

Uhuhu. That's some serious music.

👍
View Author
4

Intense, du bon electro comme tout les albums sur cette liste. Ca doit etre bon pour courrir franchement, mais pour travailler. Un peu intense. 4.15

👍
View Author
4

I am extremely surprised to see a DnB/Jungle album on here. The sound is a little dated now but I still love it. I’m probably eating this higher than normal since I love DnB

👍
View Author
4

Pretty good! Hadn't heard of this artist at all before

👍
View Author
4

I used to love drum and bass but never really saw the point in Dance Music that you don’t dance to. This album bridges the gap somewhat with more hip hop influenced vocals, jazzy double bass and skittery live drums. I mostly enjoyed the half time triphop stuff like Watching Windows. It didn’t get nearly as much acclaim but Roni Size and DJ Die worked together again a few years later on Breakbeat Era, which I think really nails this style of more “listenable” D&B.

👍
View Author
4

This outdated raver stuff from the 90s brought back memories and put me on a carousel of nostalgia that I didn't want to get off of.

👍
View Author
3

D&B, 3/5

👍
View Author
3

Interesting but real long

👍
View Author
3

Okay 👌

👍
View Author
3

3.3

👍
View Author
3

Some funky, cool sounds, but I can't listen to two hours of this.

👍
View Author
3

JUNGLE IS MASSIVE. Excellent former dnb producer that managed to shapeshift the sound in the 90s with legendary producer like Goldie.

👍
View Author
3

Not bad, but not the best house/jungle/rythym-n-bass album I've heard either. Also, way, way, too long.

👍
View Author
3

90's electronic. chill dnb and jazz vibes. I actually digged this album even though im not the biggest dnb fan. A good album for ambient sound

👍
View Author
3

A bit monotonous

👍
View Author
3

A estas alturas reconozco que da un poco de pereza, pero no está mal.

👍
View Author
3

Good for raving ngl

👍
View Author
3

Good fun drum and bass. Long run time. Consequently, a little repetitive by the second CD.

👍
View Author
3

Ok Roni, we both know I didn’t listen to the full thing, so let’s just shake hands on a 3

👍
View Author
3

Drum and bass, but jazzy enough to enjoy without the full bass experience. Some of the 7-9 minute tracks did drag on

👍
View Author
3

interesting. album art screams 1997 to me haha. its longggggg. first thought: radiohead music but some dude rapping on top instead of toms pitiful singing lol. it's been like 40 minutes and i've liked everything minus that first track. i dont have a lot to say i simply like this type of music. but it also wasnt the absolute best. just pretty cool.

👍
View Author
3

I didn’t find this enjoyable, but I can recognize that it’s good. Because it wasn’t my thing I skipped through a lot of tracks after the first minute or so. I really thought I would enjoy some songs based off of their opening riffs, but found they were lacking.

👍
View Author
3

Classic drum and bass, decent tunes

👍
View Author
3

I'd give this album a 4-star rating if the songs were shorter. It's 139 minutes, over two hours of music, which is not necessarily bad, but this kind of compositions can get very repetitive very quickly, even though it's some pretty outstanding, classic drum'n'bass. "Lo bueno, si poco, mejor".

👍
View Author
3

Encyclopedic, a little repetitive (not within tracks but in the tracklist, too, and in neither place self-referential), long but driving toward its telos. That destination feels a bit hollow, but the music does not: Parts of it are positively live.

👍
View Author
3

Cool techno lounge

👍
View Author
3

I can appreciate that this was somewhat either ground-breaking or genre-defining, but DNB isn't really for me. And the vocals didn't make up for anything. A good album, well produced.

👍
View Author
3

Long album but good beats.

👍
View Author
3

Overlong and a bit samey but still sounds better than expected.

👍
View Author
3

i feel like this one suffers from the general musical malaise of the late 90s...but it's still interesting, in its way. it holds on hard to the old jungle beats - from back when that term wasn't as problematic as it is now - which i enjoy, since it's such an insect-in-amber thing. but overall, it's just not for me. didn't like it then, don't really care about it now.

👍
View Author
3

Hard to rate. Probably the best drum and bass album ever but it isn't a genre that suits albums. Brown Paper Bag is still amazing

👍
View Author
3

Probably amongst the worst things from the house of darkness malarkey. I might need to get some drugs in.

👍
View Author
3

Pretty cool, but ran out of steam and interest very quickly. Probably belongs on this list but not one to return to much.

👍
View Author
3

In general, I find listening to double albums a chore, and this album is a good representation of that. I was ready to be done at the end of the first album, and then here is a full other album for me to listen to. I thought I was going to like this more. I'm a fan of DnB in general, and I remember listening to some of these songs when I was younger, but it didn't really do anything for me this time around. Part of the problem may be that I prefer more modern DnB, and this is pretty true to the roots of the genre 3/5

👍
View Author
3

So 1001 provides multiple listings for hardcore and grunge, but only one for drum and bass - and this is it. I'm not an aficionada of D&B, but I'd say Roni is more melodic and less minimalist than most of what I've heard. The addition of Onallee on vocals is a big plus. Heroes and the other tracks she's involved in are standouts IMO. It would be nice to condense the best stuff down to a single LP.

👍
View Author
3

I remember this sounding like the future when it came out. It still sounds fresh, but time has tamed it. Runs out of steam and becomes irritating in places.

👍
View Author
3

Every song was easily a minute or two too long. I have a lot of drum n' bass, but the songs either need to ba shortened or another theme needs to be put in there. They were getting tedious. I appreciated him for what he was trying to do, but... man.

👍
View Author
3

Fand ich 1997 langweiliger als heute, und ich mochte Drum'n'Bass damals sehr. Heute trotzdem spannender, was ja nichts schlechtes ist. Vom Hocker reisst es mich aber auch nicht.

👍
View Author
3

Schiebt von Beginn gut an, hievt mit „Brown Paper Bag“ gleich mal die Latte hoch, hält ein unfassbar jazzy-grooviges, dichtes Niveau und franst vielleicht aufgrund der Länge zum Ende hin ein wenig aus. (Auf Kopfhörern seltsamer Weise etwas dünner als im Auto, wobei die Stereo-Spielereien erst damit bemerkbar werden) Goulish 3.4

👍
View Author
3

Not too bad for electronic/drum & bass music.

👍
View Author
3

The drum and bass feels pretty dated. But they do some interesting stuff with it.

👍
View Author
3

After 5 songs it all starts sounding the same.

👍
View Author
3

Jiggly but it's all on cruise control. Choose one for a short journey or both for the longer trips.

👍
View Author
3

This album feels so ahead of its time I feel like I heard one or two songs that sound a lot like modern dubstep, while the rest sounded like modern drum and bass. I guess the lesson that I learned is that these specific EDM subgenres are actually older than I realized. This album was fairly standard as far as drum and bass goes, but I really like drum and bass, so this album was enjoyable for me.,

👍
View Author
3

I'd have liked this in 1997 but I never bothered with it. Much of it made me feel anxious today. Too much clubbing in 1997.

👍
View Author
3

Oh, that nineties sound! Generally speaking, I like that type of music, but I do think there are better choices when it comes to the genre and the period (say, Fat Boy Slim?). Regardless, I could do with worse background music, I guess.

👍
View Author
3

Very conflicted here. I like this - some of it very much - but it just goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on...

👍
View Author
2

More scungy UK electronic shit... guess this is my punishment for complaining about it yesterday? And this time an hour and 20 minutes! About halfway in now and it all sounds exactly the same... ugh, fuck this. 2/5.

👍
View Author
2

Not for me

👍
View Author
2

Not really my bag

👍
View Author
2

My initial impression is that it's alright - I do like drum n' bass, and there are some great beats, but I just don't know if I'm feeling it all that much.

👍
View Author
2

Der 2. Song ist zu lang. Der 3. Song ist zu lang. Die Synthezizer-Figur im 6. Song nervt kolossal, nach ihrer Ausblendung wird er aber auch kaum erträglicher. Ich habe nach dem 7. Song aufgegeben. Drum 'n bass ist irgendwie doch auch immer nur dasselbe: irgendwo rasselt eine snare, kick, hi-hat oder alles zusammen und das war‘s dann.

👍
View Author
2

Way too long and boring. DNF.

👍
View Author
2

Liking this a song in - sample based? Sounds like it could be contemporary. Defies genre a bit, which I appreciate. 2hrs 20 minutes? Good Lord. Meant for hookah bars and Amsterdam coffee shops with that kind of length. Halfway through getting a better sense of the "genre." This is what 2am feels like when you're trying to rally but you know you're too damn tired. The first two tracks were great, the other 21 left me wanting.

👍
View Author
2

I love electronic music in general, and Aphex Twin, Squarpusher, and Autechre in particular. That said, I found this album to be boring.

👍
View Author
2

Drums and bass. Vamos, música máquina. Fría, sintética, repetitiva, coñazo.

👍
View Author
2

I listened to a deluxe version of this album. Still only really liked one song.

👍
View Author
2

1.5 fine - jungle not really my thing

👍
View Author
2

Drum&Bass simple "New Forms"

👍
View Author
2

3/10. Much too long to listen to this whole album. The music itself wasn't terrible, but was a bit too frantic to be great background music, and a bit to samey to listen to actively.

👍
View Author
2

Listened to about half. What. 3

👍
View Author
2

this has some interesting ideas but it's grating more often than it grooves, and it's honestly pretty audacious to make a 2 hour 20 minute album with such little variety throughout. 3/10

👍
View Author
2

Erg oldschool drum&bass. Dit is niet hetzelfde op album als in een zaal of op een festival. Nu werd het al snel wat langdradig en zeer veel van het zelfde.

👍
View Author
2

Not as bad as I thought it would be

👍
View Author
2

Hmm, this would be a 2.5 if I could do half stars. Of all the electronic based music I listen to, this would go at the bottom, so I suppose that's a 2.

👍
View Author
2

kinda okay

👍
View Author
2

Fun intro to techno but not my favorite.

👍
View Author
2

Uh, okay. Don't hate. Don't like. It kinda sounds like my computer is skipping and that's not a comfortable sound.

👍
View Author
2

Bij de eerste geluiden dacht ik " Yes, jungle!" maar het werd toch wat tragere drum'n bass met weinig leuke geluidjes. Heerlijke muziek voor een zaterdag nacht na een avond wild stappen. Verder valt het me wat tegen. Het nummer "Heroes" heeft wel wat. **

👍
View Author
2

Ok, drum&bass isn't my thing. It's ok and fine as background music. Actually surprised me that there are some good, interesting tracks in there. But TWO HOURS LONG. Seriously.

👍
View Author
2

My complaint about this album mirrors my complaint about David Holmes' body of work; There is just nothing here that warrants a second listen. The album sounds fine and would work well in a movie soundtrack, but there are 1000 artists who do similar music and do it better,

👍
View Author
2

Drum & Bass genre album that sounds very typical late 90s. The album is quite long and sounds somewhat experimental. Not really my thing. 4/10.

👍
View Author
2

Musically this album is fine. You've gotta really love yourself some drum & bass to want this much of it. The beats are pretty repetitive and samey, if fast-shuffling and energetic. It would make for some decent workout music. I really liked "Hi-Potent," but most of the others kind of blur together. And yes, this album is overly long, so very, very long. I wonder when I see these long debut albums if the artist feared they would never get another album, so they throw in all the things. It rarely pans out and Roni Size really needed to pare this down. If the album were half this length, I might have given it a 3, but I don't really see myself revisiting this one at all. Fave Songs: Hi-Potent, Trust Me, Morse Code, Electricks, Paper Bag

👍
View Author
2

Not really for me.

👍
View Author
2

Back in 97 this drum and bass album may have been very influential and innovative but 2 hrs of it, really? I could only listen to a few tracks before boredom set in.

👍
View Author
2

Quite dated...excessive break beats, monotonous keyboards, boring vocals. This is interesting only as a representative of its period. I'm giving it two stars to be generous but it's really a 1.5

👍
View Author
2

Amazing how certain places can spawn so much in a certain genre - another electronica group from Bristol. I didn't hate it. Well, at least the first 4 tracks, which had cool bass lines and beats (I really enjoyed Railing). But they did get a little too repetitive and monotonous for my liking (don't need 7min of the same bass line and drum beat). I couldn't stand Digital (9min of repetition and not even good beats) and that started a steady decline of electronic junk. So I guess I liked a third of the album. Maybe.

👍
View Author
2

Tylsää jumputusta ja vaikka luultavasti onkin jonkinlainen genren pioneeri, en saa tästä oikein mitään irti. Lähinnä häiritsi työntekoon keskittymistä. Kax.

👍
View Author
2

Tämä oli aika turha levy, ylipitkä konemusiikkipläjäys ja ei mitenkään erityisen kiinnostava. Levyn alussa olin positiivisella mielellä, että nythän on mukavia rumpurytmejä, mutta innostus lopahti hyvin nopeasti.

👍
View Author
2

Could have been a few hours shorter. I appreciate that not every genre can or should appeal to everyone. If it did, it would be so generic and lowest common denominator that everyone would rate it as 2 or 3 at most. While I'm sure this isn't a very popular album on this list, the idea that there are people out there, throwing down the 5-stars and rave reviews, to me, is a good thing. I'm glad you like it!

👍
View Author
2

Okay I guess.

👍
View Author
2

Not my cup of tea

👍
View Author
2

couldn't finish

👍
View Author
2

How can something be mysterious and devoid of character?

👍
View Author
2

Is this what they meant by repetitive beats? It's ok but long-winded. At least Jazz and Prog kind go places. This just plays the same riffs over the same drum patterns without going anywhere

👍
View Author
2

A couple songs were interesting. They all kind of started blending together after a while

👍
View Author
2

Not my style. Chose to listen to this album first thing in the morning. Wrong choise, couldn't get into it. Feel like album would click with me if I listened at night.

👍
View Author
2

I found this grating and unedifying.

👍
View Author
2

I wasn't feeling it.

👍
View Author
2

Its just not really my thing

👍
View Author
2

I will confess I didn't get through the whole album, but with about half I think I heard enough to rate. I haven't had a lot of exposure to drum and bass so it was nice to be able to check some out. It was entirely inoffensive but didn't do that much for me and wasn't really very interesting to actively listen to.

👍
View Author
2

D&B isn't really my style of music, so I wouldn't have listened to this on my own. It was mostly not unpleasant and totally fine in the background, so I guess it was a good experience to expand my general music knowledge. That said, it was never much more than "not unpleasant" and there were a couple of unpleasant parts or tracks, especially on the first disc. Speaking of multiple discs, this album was definitely also way too long. I'm pretty surprised at myself that I finished it, I wasn't expecting to when I started listening to it. Some of the individual tracks were too long considering how repetitive they were and the album quality would certainly be higher by just cutting some of the less interesting tracks.

👍
View Author
2

Not a huge drum and bass fan. Unless you are I think you will find this album too long and too repetitive.

👍
View Author
2

Mais de duas horas de batidas que se perdem.

👍
View Author
2

Although I could appreciate the quality of this album, no studio release should be over two hours long. I had to skip the final five tracks as it felt as though the same one was continuing indefinitely. This would get a 4 for the quality, but as a listenable album it just makes a 2.

👍
View Author
2

I had already listened to this on a road trip in November based on it being part of jkav’s musical journey. Its looong and I don’t need to hear it again although I tried for about 10 minutes.

👍
View Author
2

Outdated raver stuff from the 90's. This was hard to get into, the tempo was too fast and the samples outlived their usefulness and were way more repetitive than necessary. Was bothersome to listen to, I felt like I was on the It's a Small World ride at Disneyland or inside a microwave on a carousel that wouldn't stop.

👍
View Author
1

Not my thing.

👍
View Author
1

0.6

👍
View Author
1

Not a DnB fan, apparently.

👍
View Author
1

Do ears exist for a reason? No? Why do I have them?

👍
View Author
1

I do not see its value

👍
View Author
1

I didn't like it.

👍
View Author
1

Ik zit vier nummers ver en heb nog niets goed gehoord. Precies één eentonig nummer.

👍
View Author
1

No thanks.

👍
View Author
1

Nope, not enjoyable at all. Way to repetitive.

👍
View Author
1

Drum and bass isn't typically my vibe so I didn't get a lot from this album.

👍
View Author
1

So boring, especially with The Prodigy having been up recently. It’s like Mark Rebillet started off a jam and then just left it going while he went out to buy groceries

👍
View Author
1

No drum n bass for me.

👍
View Author
1

Dit album is mij te ‘minimal’. Er zit voor mij onvoldoende melodie en harmonie.

👍
View Author
1

1.5

👍
View Author
1

Drums and bass for over an hour. This is some form of cruel torture.

👍
View Author
1

There is no universe or reality in which this is an essential album. It does nothing well and is not unique or memorable. 78 minutes of the same mediocre d&b beat over and over again.

👍
View Author
1

This is the late 90s distilled into one album. It's hard to think of it as new or interesting in any way--it's so repetitive and dated D:

👍
View Author
1

This is my 439th album and the first one I haven't finished. After 7.5 tracks, I know what they're going for. I don't need to listen to 14.5 more of the same thing. They broke my spirit. It's drum and bass with unimaginative lyrics and mediocre vocals. Best track: N/A

👍
View Author
1

I found this quite boring.

👍
View Author
1

Oh I struggled on this one

👍
View Author
1

Started listening to this while doing my taxes. I have to admit that I was occasionally bobbing my head while I was focused on entering 1099s into Turbotax... but that's about all this is good for. Background music while you do something else. Otherwise, it's boring and incessantly repetitive. Why are so many of these songs 7+ minutes?! Life is too short to spend your time listening to this album. Couldn't make it all the way through.

👍
View Author
1

Gross. I know my music tastes are quite narrow, hence why I’m going through the list. But I don’t understand why this one is on here. 1

👍
View Author
1

The genre isn’t for me. Didn’t enjoy any of these songs.

👍
View Author
1

I went into "New Forms" fully expecting not to like it. Goldie's oh-so-ironically named "Timeless" had done nothing for me a few months back, and drum n' bass is really not my jam. But to give it a little credit, once I tried to zone out from the interminable length, it seemed there would be enough to like in "New Forms". "Brown Paper Bag", the most famous track, boasts an addictive fretless bass refrain and a frenetic beat. It's a freak-out, a riot, and it's fun. The same bass crops up in various tracks across the record and gives a unique, fluid kind of texture. But outside of that, there was a lot of repetition in the first disc alone. "Matter of Fact" is totally needless noodling around with sound effects, different synth lines over a stuttering fractured beat. "Morse Code" and "Destination" were more of the same- I wanted to like them but I just wasn't picking up on many intricacies or shape to them. I couldn't escape the nagging feeling that it was all a waste of time. I struggled my way to the end of the album listed on Spotify, realised it was only part 1 and there was another hour to go, and then put off going near the rest of it for several months. By the time I eventually got through the whole thing (23 tracks, 2 hours 20 minutes!) it hadn't changed my mind on the genre. It's marginally better than some of the other drum and bass albums I've heard (I liked a lot of the instrumentation and the vocal features) but it torpedoes itself with its length. I can't go too in-depth because I'd have to put myself through it all again and I'm going to have to go with my first impression. Some of the individual tracks may have been far better in a shorter album, but as it is I'm unlikely to ever listen to the whole thing again. That makes a one star in my book. I'd go back to: "Brown Paper Bag", "Heroes", "Watching Windows", "Electricks".

👍
View Author
1

It's a no from me. So long... Some nice beats, but I didn't enjoy this album.

👍
View Author
1

VERY repetitive. While I’m not huge into electronic music, I’ve been exposed to and enjoyed plenty of it. This was 3 hours of the same beeps and boops over and over and is the FIRST album through 568 reviewed so far that I could not finish. Miss me with that nearly 3 hour run time holy fuck, learn to shorten your shit.

👍
View Author
1

Shit

👍