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Destroy Rock & Roll

Mylo

2004

Destroy Rock & Roll
Album Summary

Destroy Rock & Roll is the first and only album by Scottish record producer and DJ Mylo (real name Myles MacInnes), released in 2004. The album samples many 1970s and 1980s soft rock songs that Mylo heard on the radio as a child. The single "In My Arms" combines hits by Kim Carnes and Boy Meets Girl. The title track samples a fundamentalist Christian sermon, while "Drop the Pressure" is based around a vocal recording made by Mylo himself and edited with a vocoder. The album was re-released in 2005, and peaked at number 26 on the UK Albums Chart. The re-released contained a new remix of "Drop the Pressure", called "Doctor Pressure" (vs. Miami Sound Machine), which was also a number 3 single.

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2.97

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10258
Genres
Electronica

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Tue Jul 20 2021
3

There's no chance of this destroying rock & roll. It doesn't have the energy for that. It's just going to sit on the couch, baked out of its mind, and talk shit about rock & roll instead.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
2

“Destroy Rock & Roll” by Mylo (2004) First time for this album & artist. Music to listen to while on hold. Music to listen to while on hold. Music to listen to while on hold. Music to listen to while on hold. Music to listen to while on hold. 2/5

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Wed Jul 07 2021
1

Definitely did not need to hear this before I die, because I have a feeling this is what will be playing in hell and I’ll hear plenty of it then. Also, decidedly false advertising in the title there, Mr. Mylo.

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Fri Dec 22 2023
1

Sometimes I think more closely about the idea behind "you have to hear this album before you die". I think it's a pretty crazy premise to say ANY album could be capable of such importance in the grand scheme of things. Is your life wasted because you didn't get a chance to hear a certain record some people deem important? No of course not. On the other hand, there really are records that carry such an impact that it truly would be a shame to go your whole life not hearing it at least once. I think of records like Dark Side, Abbey Road, Song in the Key of Life, Kind of Blue, Thriller etc. Really do need to be heard by everyone. However, after those handful of truly legendary records, things start to get a little bit silly. Case in point, this record by Mylo. I don't believe there could be a single soul alive that would put this music up there with the truly legendary albums to listen to before you die. If someone told me: "Before you go - you are required to listen to this last piece of music before you shuffle off from this mortal coil", and then began playing fuckin' DROP THE PRESSURE from Mylo - there would be two people dying that day. I had more constructive critiques of this album written. But it was mostly pointless and boring. Just like this record. Maybe on a good day I would have given this a 2. But today is not a good day (I blame this record).

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

Rating reflect that this is forever the sountrack to sunny days on the grass at university sitting with my first love having fun. Sunny, light music, with an excellent religious nutjob sample.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
1

Fucking DJs, my god, is there anything more vapid and talentless than a DJ trying to pass themselves off as an actual artist? Listening to this is an exercise in futility. I can’t and I won’t ever find enjoyment here.

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Sun Aug 20 2023
2

In spots, it’s a bit like if Air and The Avalanches had a very uninteresting child. In others, it’s a fairly pedestrian house record that borders on being an outright tedious listening experience (the title track, in particular). Again, The Rule (TM) holds true: If you haven’t heard anyone talking about an album on this list in 20 years, you don’t need to hear it before you die.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

Brilliant. I've loved a lot of these songs for a while but never realised it was this album.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

I kinda love this. Funky, heavy beat, alternately relaxing and hype-up music...it's like smooth jazz had sex with a keyboard and I am all about it.

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Tue Oct 10 2023
1

It was like boring remixes of wii music. Yawn

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

Really mellow tunes, a mix of club house and detroit techno?

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

MASTA PEECE MUAH MUAH DELECTABLE MM YEAS UNDERRATED AS FUCK

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

From the first track, I loved the sound. Wild smooth samples and if you like lo: fi Hiphop / Trip hop, House, delicious solos, nostalgic beats and electronic music from the beginning 2000, then this album is one you must hear. You probably know Drop the pressure, but this album can do a lot more than that.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

This is an enjoyable, bouncy, electric instrumental listen, and really good for productivity. Definitely rolling this into my rotation.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

The OG lo-fi radio to study to + some chill electronica

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Mon Dec 11 2023
3

So. I notoriously don’t like electronic music. Bro. This was pretty great. Pounding synthesizers. Pulsing 808s and odd samples make up a record that sound like Daft Punk throwing a straight rager!

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Wed May 19 2021
5

I wouldn't listen to this a whole lot but it's a unique experience I didn't exactly know I wanted

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

What an absolute fucking ripper. Have heard Drop the Pressure 1,000,000 times before on dance floors but so good to hear it in the context of its album. Has all the best elements of Sneaky Sound System, Pnau and Groove Armada. Improved my mood a lot after listening.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

A great house album. Wish there was a bit more energy behind it (and maybe some more drums, but what else is new?), but it's a great album to put on while working.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

If I wanted to listen to Daft Punk, I’d listen to Daft Punk.

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Thu Dec 14 2023
2

It being 2004 is no excuse for being repetitive and generic.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
1

It’s a really cuck move to name a song Destroy Rock and Roll and then sample a bloke naming a load of artists who are all cooler and better remembered than yourself. Fuck me was this tedious. Poor Kim Carnes

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Tue Feb 27 2024
1

Bedroomy thinlayered mash-up electronica which provokes nothing except for being pointless background.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

It's now been almost two months since the last 5 I've given in the list. I've been bombarded with some very forgetful music since (not all of it of course) so I wasn't expecting much from this one but it has stopped me on my tracks. This is awesome music, I can't believe I've never listened to it. I mean, I know why, I was very into indie at the time of its release but after that I think I should have run into it but certainly didn't. What a shame. This takes heavily from Homework and YCALGB without being derivative. I think it should be a 4 but dammit, after all those dreadful records the algorithm has given me, it’s going off with a 5.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
5

This scratches a very particular itch. How have I never heard this. An absolute gem of electronic songs. I love it.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
5

Awesome, but we knew that already

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Mon May 24 2021
5

I don't listen to dance much, but this album was solid! "Destroy Rock & Roll" was the best on here.

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Sun Nov 07 2021
5

Really really liked this! This is the kind of flavorful lo-fi music that I am frequently looking to listen to (usually during work)

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Fri May 27 2022
5

Классный альбом. Не ожидал, что до сих пор такую электронную музыку пишут и звучит здорово.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
5

Absolutely fantastic - I have his 2005 essential mix which I still play to death... and yet, somehow never actually listened to this brilliant album. Which I have since ordered.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Likte låtane her veldig godt. Repetitive lydar og vokalar.

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Fri Jan 20 2023
5

Probably pretty radical at the time. Good production (use of sampling/synths). I can see how it influenced people. Why did they remaster it the year after it was made

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Wed Feb 22 2023
5

Wow, I forgot how much I dig Drop the Pressure. Danced and danced some more.

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Thu Mar 16 2023
5

This was a fun album. I really enjoyed it.

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Sun May 28 2023
5

Rating: 9/10 Best songs: Valley of the dolls, Sunworshipper, Drop the pressure, Destroy rock and roll, In my arms, Paris four hundred, Rikki, Need tou tonite

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Mon Sep 04 2023
5

For only having recorded one album, Mylo did a bang up job. He creates an atmosphere straight of the bat with Valley Of The Dolls and Sunworshipper that I want to breathe in. I’m obsessed with the beat on Paris Four Hundred. I enjoy the preacher’s sermon used on Destroy Rock & Roll. It’s actually frightening and hilarious that a religious leader felt it prudent to complain about, and want to destroy, the music culture. It’s a story as old as time, but what a fucking idiot. Maybe spend some time addressing real societal ills. I find his missteps with artists’ names funny: David BOO-wie, JACK Cougar Mellencamp, Weird Al Yanko-VICH, and Cyndi LOOP-er Really a A-, but I’m rounding up because I listened 4 times and I’m looking forward to the next time I revisit.

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Mon Sep 11 2023
5

A propulsively funky and fantastic house album. Great use of samples.

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Wed Sep 20 2023
5

Really nice chilled out tracks, the house music is strong with this one so it's right up my alley.

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Thu Sep 28 2023
5

Holy crap this is good! And contemporary! I can’t believe this came out in 2004! Destroy Rock & Roll followed by Rikki is a killer combo. Maybe I’m just a sucker for bands spoken in a pretentious music head way, but the song just slaps. Thinking back to 2004, I’m sure this was insanely refreshing, paving the way for LCD Soundsystem, and the other 2010s “idm” (ugh) acts. Super killer and the whole album has been added to my list.

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Wed Oct 04 2023
5

Is this the start of low-fi? It's amazing! It starts that way but then hypes up. This is the dance electronica fusion we needed.

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Thu Nov 02 2023
5

Wow. What an unexpected treasure. Very smooth and low-key. A fantastic album using old samples to make a unique and modern sound. Listened to the album 3 times in total and will listen again in future.

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Wed Nov 08 2023
5

Loved this album, rock and roll is dead. Long live electronic music

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Mon Nov 13 2023
5

I wasn’t expecting to like an EDM album but holy fuck, I would throw this on any time. I have never heard of this artist and do not usually like EDM too much but this is exactly my speed

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Sun Dec 10 2023
5

First album that I thought I'd hate but it was actually a banger. Had more rhythm and melody than most edm music I've heard. Sampled songs added a nice touch, gave some vocals on top of the synths and other electronics

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Maybe I was just in the right mood, but this was excellent. Hints of Daft Punk, but mellower.

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Tue Jan 30 2024
5

This was a case where I was drawn in to reading the Wikipedia article before listening to any of this. It made me eager to hear it as it was sounding like it might be right up my alley! I started listening to this and realized that I knew some of these songs. “Sunworshipper” and “In My Arms” were songs I had listened to a while ago, probably close to when this was released. Another case where I neglected to pursue an album after finding some songs from a group I like rectified by 1001. This manages to be peppy and yet a little mellow too - very listenable. Really enjoyed this!

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Tue Jan 30 2024
5

I was happy the whole time listening to this today. It's a quite wonderful mashup of lots of things I love.

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Fri Mar 08 2024
5

Fijn om ook dit geluid vertegenwoordigd te zien in de lijst. Het draait om beats en samples, maar op een manier dat het heel gemakkelijk in het gehoor ligt. Het kan prima op standje 40, maar hoeft niet per se op vol volume geluisterd. Het zit wat in de buurt wat rustige Daft Punk nummers. De titel zal verwijzen naar de gesamplede klassiekers. Toch doet Myla zichzelf tekort. Hij doet de oude muziek geen schade aan. Hij gebruikt het om een heel nieuw geluid mee te maken. Ik zal niet snel een los nummer van het album opzetten. De kwaliteit ligt vooral in het geheel. Toch weer één van de weinige platen, waarbij het totaal groter is dan de optelsom van de losse delen. Tijdens het typen staat de plaat voor de tweede keer aan en ik dein weer lekker mee. Word er een beetje vrolijker van.

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Wed Mar 27 2024
5

Discordant sounds and randomly assembled patterns turned into delightfully unique music and melodies. This was a really fun listen, not at all what I expected.

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Tue Sep 22 2020
4

Dance classic. Brings back memories of being off my face at Reading festival

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Great techno, some cool chill tracks on there as well.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

good electronic album. Would definitely listen again.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Brings back memories of an Irish girl. Lots of beeping.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

I very much enjoyed this album. It kept me groovin' through the workday, and it had a lot of interesting sounds.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

cool & electrick Best Track = “Destroy Rock & Roll”

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Dope house album, a few bops, great theme overall 4.1/5

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

I didn't anticipate this sound from the title. Very mellow and listened to this while in a very dark place. It helped with optimism a little.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Surprisingly fun and listenable, a lot of good stuff but nothing big that wowed me. Waffling between and 3 and a 4 here.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Kinda electronic dance. Not all tracks tho. Dr Pressure a classic. 2nd track was cool chill down tempo. In My Arms another big tube. Had no idea who this guy was or that he was responsible for these tunes. Some Chemical Brothers electronic battle weapon vibes. really enjoyed it. 4/5

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

I really felt this album. A+ minus a few duds.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

Quite good background electronic-y music.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

Some lo-fi, some electronic instrumental. Worth another listen

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Great tunes. Shame he only ever did one!

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Smooth synth-pop but with enough edge to keep it interesting.

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Sun May 16 2021
4

Me gustó mucho. Algunos temas me hicieron acordar a Royksopp y la voz digitalizada de "Drop the pressure" me hizo acordar a Daft Punk. Este es el tipo de album que usaría para programar: es fácil de escuchar, no distrae mucho y está bueno. Es muy difícil lograr ese balance: que sea una canción que pueda quedar de fondo y que no aburra al mismo tiempo. Voy a escuchar este album seguido. Bienvenido Mylo a mi vida. 4/5

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Sun May 16 2021
4

El primer género musical que escuché en mi vida es "la marcha" jajajaja nótese la edad. La música electrónica en cualquiera de sus derivados y géneros me parece espectacular y siempre la voy a armar. Este disco es simplemente precioso. Drop the Pressure es mega conocida, más allá de los obvios 13M de reproducciones que indica Spotify pero in "My Arms" también es espectacular. Tiene el sample del tema "Bette Davis Eyes" de Kim Carnes muy a la vista y es precioso. Lo escucharé nuevamente. 8,5/10 ludomatics.

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Tue May 25 2021
4

Un álbum de electro house adictivo. El ligero pero solido debut de Mylo no decepciona. Desde los momentos más downtempo hasta los más funky nos encontramos con tracks memorables pero por sobre todo atractivos, lo que lo hace de este un álbum de electrónica muy accesible para cualquiera. Para mí un sólido 7/10

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

So laid back! Music to chill to all night long

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

A nice blend of sounds, and though it's more than 15 years since its release, it feels relevant this days. I've heard some of the songs on those youtube videos to study and chill.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

House. Está bastante bien...

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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

Some pretty enjoyable tracks, they all sort of run together though. I don't love electronic music that has no words, because of that reason. This was actually pretty fun to listen to, but I didn't save any songs for whatever reason.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
4

This one grew on me. The more I listened, the more I liked it.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

This is a stone cold classic, fully worth 5/5. Nevertheless, I'm giving it 4.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

I feel like this isn't actually that amazing but I'm a real sucker for this kind of electronic music

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Definitely liked this way more than a lot of dance music I hear

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

A very enjoyable start. Valley of the Dolls is meh, but Sunworshipper is good fun, Muscle Cars is atmospheric, Drop the Pressure is an absolute TUNE and In My Arms is actually more enjoyable than its sample source. A rarity, the back end of the album is actually better! Destroy Rock and Roll was a favourite back in the day, but it gets glitchier and a bit more disco towards the back and all of it is really enjoyable. A really strong album. House for those who don't normally house!

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Melodic, chill electronic music. A little dash of humor ("Missing Persons Duran Duran Duran Duran...") makes it darn delightful. A major mood lifter. Fave Songs: Otto's Journey, Zenophile, Emotion 98.6, Valley of the Dolls, Rikki, Paris Four Hundred

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Someone else has said in here that they’ve already heard this album every time they’re on hold, which is accurate. Also you you what, it’s pretty good! What’s wild is this album came out in 2004 and had a remaster in 2005. I guess it’s because it didn’t come out in North America for a bit.

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