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Connected

Stereo MC's

1992

Connected

Album Summary

Connected is a 1992 album by Stereo MC's. The tracks "Connected", "Ground Level", "Step It Up" and "Creation" became hit singles.

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Rating

3.02

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4668

Genres

  • Electronica
  • Hip Hop
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Mon Apr 05 2021
2

Reckon I could have waited until I died to hear this one tbh

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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

This album is straight good vibes. The Bari sax on Connected is great. Also, funk flute? That's a definite yes for me. The album was great to run to and for some reason it reminds me of summer. It does kind of feel like workout music but in the best way possible. It's just a really fun album and while I suppose there's nothing incredible about it and most of the songs are quite repetitive, I still really like it. Favorite songs: Connected, Ground Level, Step It Up, , Pressure, Creation, The End Strong 8/10

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Mon Mar 22 2021
2

I remember the opening track "connected." Very of it's time. Some of the lyrics really grate on me. Not really offensive or anything but I wouldn't want to listen this again for any length of time.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

A good album... but I am struggling with why it's in the 1001.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
2

It’s like a mix of moby and smash mouth except not a good combination. They have that 90s feel to it but it’s in no way a rap album. Nothing special here. 5.1/10

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

Cool album!!! I enjoy it a lot :) :) :) 1992 was an inspiring year :P

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Sat Jan 09 2021
5

Never heard of them before and had negative preconceptions based on the band name but there's no two ways about it: I loved it. I'm not sure why I loved, since it's very rare that I enjoy electronic music and even rarer that I enjoy rap/hiphop. Somehow this album hits my sweet spots for both genres. I found myself dancing along on my chair from the first track. Will definitely spend the rest of the afternoon listening to more by Stereo MCs.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

I imagined a backstory that this album was created for babies. Specifically for babies on their morning commute to finance jobs in London, wearing navy blue baby business suits, and all listening to Connected on big (for babies) over ear headphones. With that clearly established, this album is perfect. It's stone cold 5/5 star British business baby breakbeat. Minus 1 star for adult content. A

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Wed May 12 2021
4

I was pleasantly surprised by this album. I didn't like the first song, but I liked all of the rest of the songs and I can see myself listening to most of them again. 4/5 stars.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

Staid and respectable. Lyrics a bit think piecey and therefore a bit irritating. Vocals nasal. Contemporary comparisons are Sault and Self Esteem--artists who send middlebrow critics into headstands because they act edgy while successfully courting a suburban listenership who can no longer hang with raucous irreverence. Get past the initial novelty and it smells suspiciously like zombie funk.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
1

How is this album on this list?

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Wed Sep 23 2020
5

I liked this album - it felt old-school.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

I really should have owned this cassette, damn

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Mon Apr 26 2021
5

Felt like a breath of fresh air on the first (partial) listen and overall really nice beats and sound.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
5

Great!

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

Love this group!

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Great memories from Summer 94 when we played this CD over and over sitting in the sunshine in County Kerry. Shame they didn't do more. I remember it was so refreshing to have good dancy music after all the SAW purportedly dance shite of the late 80s. Enjoyed immensely

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

Really liked this and will definitely listen again.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

Loved the album. Certainly a work of its time. "Connected" is an absolute classic.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

What an outstanding slice of 90s dance music this is. Listening to it is like time travel to a more carefree time.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

This is the first album that I haven’t heard that blew me away. Loved it.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

Had never heard this other than the title track. Absolute gold. I enjoyed every single track on here. What a fun early 90s vibe

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Thu Jun 23 2022
5

I really like this music, it’s clean and funky. I might buy this vinyl. It’s smooth and transitions well, has good quality music, great instrumentals, and overall great presentation.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Sorry bruv, but I can’t stand listening to Brits rap. I was out after 4 or 5 tracks.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

FUCK YES!!! Lesgo 90s

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Wed Nov 02 2022
5

Acid jazz. Me ha gustado bastante. Vinilo, incluso.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Well, this was an unexpected find. I loved it.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Really liked this 90s electronic sound.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

this was such a cool mix of 80s hip hop and electronic music gr8 job

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

That was the album I needed today.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

3.5 :p

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Pretty good trip-hop. Reminds me a little bit of Massive Attack's "Blue Lines," although I thought that one managed the style better.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

this is very good old hip hop

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Sun Jan 31 2021
4

Good fun.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

I thought it was a great album with a nice vibe throughout.

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

This was pretty vibey and cool

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Yeah! Eindelijk eens iets écht leuks wat ik nog niet kende!

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Great 90s music. Made me nostalgic.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Cool

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Tip top British funk, disco, jam

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Sat May 08 2021
4

I liked this. It is like 90's dance funk, but easy to listen to.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

Fun! A good bit of 90s UK club track.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

Wow this is just a GREAT dance album, worthy of many more listens. A very good discovery. 4 stars 🌟

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

Man!!! Just a really really really good dance album. I loved listening to this. I think they must have had an influence on Massive Attack. Not quite in that category but close 4 stars

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

Surprisingly good, kinda kitch but good.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

A lot of the songs are fairly repetitive but I still really enjoyed the album! Just has good vibes all around and Connected is a great song. 3.5

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

Very good

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

Ah, I was worried I was in for another techno garbage album. I know the first song, and it's a relief that they clearly have the skills of those bands like Boards of Canada, but know how to make a song too. Connected is a great song. Good beat, strong production. Love it. I'm pleased the album doesn't fall off after that stellar first track. Ground Level has the feel of 70s funk/soul mixed with this new techno jazz sound. That being said, the lyrics of these songs so far have not been my focus. I like the vibe, and have no clue really what, if any, message there is to these songs. I do sense an anti-war sentiment at the start of Everything, but then when the rap starts, it makes no sense. Overall, this was a surprisingly fun and enjoyable album.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
4

It was no bad decent for background music

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

Someone called this "dated". It's not. It's got all the features that were eventually taken over the top and turned into cliches in the 90's. But Stereo MC's have kept their cool and the result survives time better and sounds very effortless.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Some wicked sounds couple of duds but top overall

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

This album is a pleasant surprise. Funky with clever lyrics. I'd heard of Stereo MC's, but hadn't spent any time listening to their work.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

really cooool one of the songs near the end kinda sucked though

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Very very cool album. Ending's a bit weak but overall really good.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

These guys were contemporaries with Happy Mondays, but I like this way better. I think I’ve heard a few of these in commercials or similar. Groovey stuff.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

surprisingly good! had me dancing from the start - rap was very 90's - in a good way

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

Grooooovy.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

This was an awesome album. Some 90's hip hop from a a very diverse group based on the album cover. I enjoyed almost every song and a few I saved. These are the albums I'm looking for with this list!

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

-A very weak 4 honestly. Generally pleasant to listen to, but not a lot really drawing me back. Songs are catchy and fun but just not very exciting

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Sun Jan 02 2022
4

Cool album. I think it's possible that my nostalgia for this era is causing me to overrate it but I really think this is one of the best examples of this style of music out there.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Cool sound. Connection is a great song. Similar vibes for the othe rings in the album, overall I really enjoyed the majority of the album

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

Great electronic bops

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Smooth, takes its time. Rapping sounds dated, but pleasant.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

I had minimal expectations for this album. I mean I do like the title song "Connected" but... This album is actually not bad at all and the style of music still sounds pretty good. That style of music being called English hip-hop/house/electronic. I think I would put this more into the electronic or dance category with its dance beats and groove. The hip-hop is some rapping and sampling. The album sounds of its time, earlier 90's, but the production is quite good. The goal is simple: Dance, Party and Have Fun. Goal met. The song structure is basically led by the beat and filled in with vocals(lead and backing), samples, keyboards, synthesizers and horns. Besides "Connected", other songs that stood out were "Ground Level" - more laidback groove and more a soulful feel, "Fade Away" - faster dance beat, "Creation" - love the "Ring My Bell" vibe and rapping and "Step It Up" - their other hit single. This album may not be as cutting-edge techno-wise as some of the other mid-to-later 90's artists would be but appears to be influential (Hi early Gorillaz) and sounded fine today.

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Wed May 11 2022
4

Early 90's fun, gets a little tired towards the end but great opening 3.8

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Sun May 22 2022
4

Þetta er 1992 bara í einni plötu. Legendary.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

5/21/2022 - ALBUM #114 Today's Album: "Connected" by Stereo MC's - This is the most impressive album I have heard in quite a while. This band does an absolutely stellar job mixing 90s Hip Hop/Rap with the new-age electronic aesthetics that started in the late 80s. First, the band is absolutely stellar. Each track has an amazing, memorizing groove to it that just make me want to move. The vocals in both the rap verses as well as the choruses are both really well done. I really enjoyed a more laid back approach to rap and the main vocalist has a really smooth, yet mysterious tone. Speaking of the choruses, each of them are so incredibly catchy and likeable without being really poppy. I like a lot of the background vocal performances and each track feels so unique while maintaining a really consistent quality. The track Everything stands out as a really great fast rap sequence with an incredibly groovy funk beat and just a ton of goddamn personality. The production and of the instruments sound good throughout the entire project and I particularly like how the project is mixed. Everything comes through really clearly and plays off of each other so well. Some songs are a bit boring compared to others, but even if I don't like a song's songwriting, it always impresses me enough to hop onto the highlights list and the rap verses are structured in a way to where it doesn't get as stale as some of the songs off of the NWA record I reviewed earlier. Overall, this is easily the best 90s rap album the generator has given me and given how early in the 90s it came out, it feels way more like an influential album than a collage of clichés. Nothing I could say in this review would describe how colorful and fun these songs are, so it really should just be experienced for yourself. Give this one a listen PLEASE if you are into R&B, Rap, or Electronica and you'll see what I'm talking about. Highlights: Connected, Ground Level, Everything, Sketch, Fade Away, All Night Long, Step It Up, Playing With Fire, Pressure, Chicken Shake, Creation, The End Score: 8.5/10 Crazy fun electronic hip-hop

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Interessante opção de trip hop com mais animação.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

I was definitely a fan of the title track when this came out. I may have listened to a couple of other songs back then as well because they kind of seemed familiar but I definitely thought of Stereo MC's as one hot wonders. You know what though? I really liked this, it was better than expected.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

This rocked more than I thought it would. Excellent listen.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

Listened Before?N This album made me miss the 90's! I really enjoyed it. It got a bit repetitive sounding the further it went, but overall not bad. I'll consider putting some of this in a party rotation. That first track is an absolute iconic banger! Added to Library? N Songs added to playlist: Connected

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

I remember it well. Good stuff.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Legitimately interesting sounds that made this worth listening to. Songs and Lyrical acumen not spectacular but the sounds were intriguing.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

Great grooves / vibe / mood

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Favourite track(s): Everything; Sketch This albums takes a sound similar to that of my favourite tracks from Massive Attacks Album released one year prior, employs it in almost every song, adds clean and chill lyrics and still manages to mix it up here and there. It may become kinda same-y by the end and The End is certainly not the most exciting track. But it is still a cool album all in all and makes for a chill listen.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

Normally don’t enjoy hip hop but liked this album.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
4

Actually surprisingly good, groovy, 90s ravey vibes. Great to work to. Sorta corny from time to time. A bit jez from Peep show. Encapsulates the age well and zips along very digestibly.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

Definitely one of the better hiphop albums we've had recently, sounds a bit like massive attack in a good way

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Honestly not quite as great and cohesive as their decade-later followup LP Deep Down And Dirty, but still great fun to listen to.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Un poco repetitivo

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

very nice grooves and overall had nice structure and coherence

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

I didn't know who this band was when it popped up here, but once "Connected" started playing I recognized it immediately. It got a lot of radio play when it came out, but it was a song I couldn't wait for to be over. I kept an open mind while listening to the album and was pleasantly surprised. I get why "Connected" was released, but I like every other song on the album more. Right or wrong, these songs make me think of a party version of Massive Attack. I'm on the fence between 3 and 4.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

Great album. Connected is such a good song

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Mon Oct 12 2020
3

okay

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

leuk album funky 3/5

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

The title track is the only one off this album that I'd ever heard, and it continues to be in rotation for me due to it being on one of the Hackers soundtracks. I enjoyed this album as it played in the background, and am feeling generous enough today to give it 3 stars.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

Chill

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Cool hits but not my cup of tea.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

pretty much essential 90's, not bad but nothing great either

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Über diese Platte habe ich mich zumindest nicht geärgert. Wird zum Ende immer besser. Vermag bei mir nicht ganz zu zünden, ist aber nie scheiße.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

I knew the first track, I like it. A few others are nice tasty jams, but overall a bit one-dimensional and got a bit bored by the 2nd half. 3.5 down to 3.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

Repetitive and a bit boring

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

Not bad. Kinda like a proto-, poppies version of Thievery Corporation. Connected is still a banger!

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Enjoyable, though probably 25% too much rap and creative background vocals. Still fun to listen to a dance/electronic album with a killer title track.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Ça s'écoute vachement bien ça m'a bien surpris :-) C'est pas non plus l'album du siecle hein, ça m'a donné envie de rabaisser d'autres auxquels j'avais mis 3 étoiles aussi ^^

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Tue Mar 30 2021
3

Gefällt mir recht gut - 3

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

The title-track is a great tune, but the rest of the album, although not really bad, just doesn't keep up. Three stars anyway, cuz it's something I could leave playing in the background.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

It reminded me of R&B when I was 5 y/o, interesting but nothing remarkable

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Fri May 14 2021
3

Connected is a bop for sure. yea this album fades into a funky backbeat groovathon.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

stereotypical 90s electronic. fits a vibe for sure, but no meat

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

Nicht alles ist gleich gut gealtert, manches war damals schon reines Filler-Material (All Night Long - och lass mal Schatz, ich geh lieber schon schlafen) aber Connected und, weniger totgespielt, Step It Up kriegen natürlich very much Love. Joah, ich sach dann mal: 2,9.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

Komisch wie sich alles ändert; höchstens egal, aber zumindest sympathisch waren mir damals die Singles der MC‘s und jetzt, ein Vierteljahrhundert später: Boom! Läuft lässig rein. Abwechslungsreicher könnte der Beat sein, ansonsten: Yeah yeah yeah 3.4

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

I like the punchy rhythm tracks, catchy bass-lines, backing vocals & and snippets of sax and guitar. They’re the kind of band that, if you hear them in a bar, you bob your head and say “wow this is great”, but it’s hard to maintain for a full album. Now that I’m a rap aficionado (thanks to 1001 Albums) I can say that the white boy rapping is not one of the high points of the album. They should have had guest appearances by someone like Nas or Ice Cube or at least dropped some explicit lyrics. I would have liked one or two more instrumentals like Chicken Shake.

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Fri May 28 2021
3

It sounds its age but still pretty good. Some definite bangers and good rhythms all the way through

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Blast from the past. Little bit of it's time but some of still sounds great.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Don't really remember it tbf

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

2 bangers, then the rest was ok

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Vrolijk.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Leuk plaatje wel. Zou het zelf niet zo snel opzetten, maar kan dit wel waarderen.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Niet helemaal tot het einde kunnen draaien, maar erg leuk en fris.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

Not what I would typically describe as up my alley but I enjoyed this one

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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

I’ve been waiting for this album to pop up on this list. It was destined for this list, British, trip hop, Brit pop, white hip-hop in one. I bought this album at a Goodwill b/c I like “Get Connected” and was pleasantly surprised by the full album, it was part of my regular post college rotation in Luverne. Lots of chill vibes, good samples, good to drive to. I can take or leave the backup singers, it dates it a bit, but I see what they were going for. It is a bit too one note and too one note to be this long. 3.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

Omg this made me laugh. It didn’t even sound as dated and funny as I thought it would be. But MUST I hear this before I die? No.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Ziemlich cool!

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Sun Apr 18 2021
3

dunno yet

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

The grooves were pretty similar. Funk dance rap just isnt for me

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Felt very of the age, but a good flow on the album that I did enjoy

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

That single Connected is so damn good. Need to listen to more from the album.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

funky and fun. I'm a sucker for those guitar riffs over a beat

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

Good album…not quite my style…

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Sat Jul 24 2021
3

Good listen. Surprised me. Won't listen all the time but good nostalgia.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

// Favs: Creation / The End Score: Decent 3

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

Dad then open for Happy Mondays. Fun album.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

Está movido y pegajoso el ritmo. Siento que era una canción larga e interminable, como que todas las canciones sonaban igual.

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Sat Aug 28 2021
3

A couple of great songs and little to dislike throughout

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Sat Aug 28 2021
3

Solid enough and full of nostalgia.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
3

Not bad Not bad

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Fri Sep 17 2021
3

Definitely enjoyed this one, a good blast into the past for sure. Good beats, good music, good lyrics and good vocals all add up to a fun retro (90's) listen!

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Fri Oct 01 2021
3

Great 90's music lol

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Rap, but without the bragadocio, misogyny, racism or swearing, but with some catchy hooks. Very nice, but somehow it feels a bit hollow. Maybe I'm getting unured to the loathsome rap culture. I hope not.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Dance, hip hop. No está mal

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

Hearing the title track sent me straight back to the early 90s, with the alterantive dance / hip-hop music that was being played along side Big Audio Dynamite and EMF. "Connected" was the only track I recognized. "Pressure", "Don't Let Up", and "The End" had a good groove. The album was good.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
3

"Connected" is a great and groovy song, I really dig it! While the rest of the album is listenable, I didn't feel it ever measured up to the promise of the title track. 3

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

Oh, that song. This was alright, don't find a lot of cause to listen to this kind of thing though.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

6/10

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Sun Dec 05 2021
3

Very much a product of its time, 90s dance music mostly spun from very early hip hop, staying faithful to 70s funk. None of the tracks are amazing, except "Step It Up." Nothing awful, you definitely get an enjoyable experience from start to finish. Main complaint: songs are too long. Why are they all around 4 minutes or more? Not much progression to keep interest. The Rolling Stones sample in "Playing With Fire" caught me off guard. Favorites: Connected, Fade Away, Step It Up

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

This album was a nice mix between Hip-Hop and Electronica, a nice easy listen and good to pop on and nod your head to - but would have been amazing to see at a festival. It was nice to hear some female vocals throughout the album - something that was not common at the time of release. Best: Connected Worst: Chicken Shake

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Wed Jan 26 2022
3

Good music very 90s

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Tri jer connected. Ostalo je jako mlaka verzija happy mondays bez ludila ikakvog i klišejiziranim hipi dipi tekstovima

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

I agree with one of the critical reviews. This album was nice to listen to but quite forgettable. It felt like elevator music.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
3

Good beats. Nice grooves. Cool flows. Might have been more impressive in the early 90s uk.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Has it's moments. Very groovy, and up my alley but gets a bit repetitive after a while.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Thought it was going to be better but hasn’t aged that well

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Genre: Alternative Dance 3/5 Another British album, another 90s album, and another album the internet deems alternative. Almost 70 albums in and I've run into this formula quite a lot. Hopefully this means rather than they're being an inordinate amount of them, I'm running into them early, but I won't hold my breath... I haven't even gotten any Radiohead yet. But as for this album, beyond the title track, which is a pretty killer hip-hop/R&B sort of jam in the neighborhood of Prince, the rest all sort of meshes together into a blend of drum loops and British accents. For what it's worth it's certainly listenable and enjoyable, but lacking sonic variety. Might be a sneak hit for some people who haven't listened to a Prince album yet.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from an album listed as Acid Jazz. Then I realized just how much I had heard the titular track. I think this is a nice groovy album that is very listenable. It gets a little repetitive at times and falls flat at others.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

Tends to sound the same after a few songs. Ok

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Mon Mar 21 2022
3

Bändin nimi + levyn julkaisuvuosi nosti varautuneita ennakkoaavistuksia. Onneksi tämä osoittautui kuitenkin jokseenkin positiiviseksi elämykseksi. Leppoisan kuuloista elektrofunkia(?) mukavan soljuvilla rappivokaaleilla(?). Tällaista musiikkia ei nykyään enää kauheasti tehdä. Ei innostanut ihan nelosen arvoisesti mutta solidi kolmonen.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

I know the title track and it's really good. The rest of the songs are new to me. I enjoyed the music and style. I really need to hear more of it to rate it properly. 3/5.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

A one-hit wonder album. The rest of the stuff sounds enough like the hit to make it enjoyable, but it's not different or adventurous enough to make it interesting. Best track: Connected

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Po coveru sam očekivo neku lošu verziju fristajloa, ovo je zapravo dost solidno

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Slušljivo, nedaleko od lošeg, ali si neb pustio ovo, i neb ništ imo protiv albuma da svira ovako negdje, pozadinski.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Solidno je. Pjesmu connected sam uvijek voljela a ostalo će otići u zaborav :')

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

Totally chill vibes.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

Digging the triphop beats here. Very funky. Lyrically it can be a bit on the nose sometimes but overall a really cool release.

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Sun May 15 2022
3

Not bad, just kind of forgettable.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

05/17/2022 Decent, and very of its time. Full-on 90s in every way. Opening track is a bop, and the rest are pretty fun in a corny, dated way, lol.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

Inoffensive but a little dull.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

Decent background music

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Wed Jun 01 2022
3

Cool Prefs: Connected, Everything, Step It Up, Creation Moins pref: Chicken Shake

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Fri Jun 10 2022
3

Pleasantly funky and reasonably positive dance/hip-hop/indie crossover thing. Lyrics are nothing to write home about, but has a positive (if slightly superficial) vibe. Tends to blend into a funky wash. I'm sure they were fun live. Sample choice is exquisite, and they are tastefully deployed (which is certainly much better than most early 90s equivalents), which make this album sound less dated than many of its contemporaries. I like Connected, which is a great single, but the album is more of the (pretty good) same.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

Fun, trippy, groovy, very '90s. It's an enjoyable listen and definitely a throwback to my college days. But ultimately, excepting a few stand out tracks, much of this album is still pretty forgettable. Title track is the ultimate ear worm. Fave Songs: Connected, Ground Level, Creation, Chicken Shake, Step it Up, Playing With Fire

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Sun Jun 26 2022
3

Better than expected!

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

First time listener for Stereo MC and Connected was better than I expected. It's kind of cool and funky and it has a catchy rhythm throughout. Probably won't convert me to a fan, but there could be a lot lot worse things to listen to. Enjoyable.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
3

Good vibes but that’s kinda of it for me

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

EMF. Jesus Jones. Beats International. The Shamen, ..The Stereo MCs.. etc. Typical early 90s UK dance music that sounded quite dated even by end of 90s (at least to me, I still like the sound of 80s dance music very much). Songs itself are fine though ("Connected" is 5*) and perhaps, with a different production, this might have been a semi-classic - not on the level of Screamadelica (1991) or The White Room (1992) or Blue Lines (1991) but still, definitely a proper 3* album I would say...

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

How do all of the songs sound the same?

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

Nice chill organic-sounding dancey-trip-hop. A few nice singles that I remember from the long-ago. I don't have anything negative to say but then again .... I don't know, it's not entirely memorable? i.e. nothing made me sit up and take notice and/or give me chills - the inherent nature of the music, the style, etc - gives the overall sentiment and impression of a bit of repetitiveness. It's not bad, per se, just more of a vibe that's interesting but harder than normal to distill into individual songs or "tracks" - your mileage may vary. So in sum It's more of an attitude record for me, something that would likely be great background/party/gaming/sleeping soundtrack - passive listening. And there's considerable value in that. 6/10 3 stars.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

this album was funky and jazzy but it was so so repetitive to the point where it was boring.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Más de esa cosa noventera que es medio bailable, medio hip hop, medio anuncio de VH1. No es malo pero tampoco es interesante.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

3.5 stars. Easy listening hip-pop. The standout "Connected" is very catchy and the rest of the album carries on the funky easy feel and the simple lyrics.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

I always assumed Stereo MCs were American until I listened to this. I was wrong, this is very much the sound of early '90s underground British dance music crossing over to the mainstream. It's much better than I expected, a decent take on the electronic music sounds of the day and some (not so great) rapping thrown in for good measure.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

🎳

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

this is like the English version of Dee lite. makes me feel like a much more upbeat 90s version of skinnyman with none of the politics. that's probably me talking shite. it's ok, it's not the hidden gem i was hoping for but its genuinely not a bad album.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

bruh

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

This was new to me. I mostly enjoyed it.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

I've never heard of Stereo MC's before today. They are a 90's hip hop/electronica band from the UK. Their music reminds me of Moby or Bran Van 3000 a bit (typical run of the mill 90's hip hop). The album was good, I didn't have a compulsion to skip any of the songs, but it also just blended in with all of the other average hip hop bands of that era. I enjoyed the addition of the saxophone at times, and the mixing of beats and samples was well done. I also enjoyed the female harmony accompaniment as well. Overall, an average album, not terrible, but also not groundbreaking. Favourite songs: Everything, Playing With Fire, Creation, Ground Level, Pressure Least favourite songs: Chicken Shake, All Night Long 3/5

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

I was really feeling this at the start, but it got pretty repetitive and boring further into the album.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

This is the most 1992 album I've ever heard - for better or worse! Pretty mellow and enjoyable. Did not particularly enjoy the background vocals on this, sounded a bit off. I don't know if I'll ever revisit, but it was a nice background to my morning.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

Il y a 2 hits, dont un que j’aime beaucoup. Autrement, c’est du pop léché assez conventionnel.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

Enjoyable -- liked Step It Up and Creation. Not my favorite but nothing I disliked

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Fri Nov 18 2022
3

Some good stuff in there, but samey after a while.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
3

First impression: looks.like sth I would hate, and shou be filtered by my setting (where I exclude hip hop, pop and world music) In fact, not that bad, not an album I would come back to, but it's fine

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Wed Jan 06 2021
2

Tolerable as background music and I suppose this is an interesting period piece if you are feeling nostalgic for the early 90s dance/rock crossover vibe. But you absolutely do not need to hear it and it has not aged well.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
2

Kender du typen intro(!), rytmisk, hiphop-beats, melodisk

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Mon Jul 19 2021
2

Much better than I had expected

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Fri Jul 16 2021
2

Boring, incredibly repetitive....

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Mon Mar 29 2021
2

Naff

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Tue Jun 01 2021
2

Not really my kind of album, but not terrible

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Good writing but couldn't get into it

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

There was an album that went along with that song? Honestly though, that would have been fairly forward given when it came out. Sound was ahead of it's time within the electronic sphere...

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Mon Mar 22 2021
2

Found this repetitive and boring for the most part. I liked a couple songs, namely "Step It Up" and "Chicken Shake" but I was more than ready for the album to end.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
2

Predictable and lacks anything worth remembering.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
2

First song, "Connect", is not bad. "Step it Up" is also good. Acid jazz/hip hop kind of sound. 5/10.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
2

This sound did not date well.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
2

Grup totalment desconegut per mi. El primer tema, "Connected", fa bé el seu paper de Ciceró per un àlbum que navega per una barreja amable de disco, hip hop i pop. Vindrien a ser una versió descafeïnada dels Scissor Sisters. Un disc que funciona per a tenir de fons, agradable, sense estridències, una espècie de company silenciós al qual no exigir-li res. Correcte, sense més. Però potser ja és molt.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
2

One dimensional

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

This one really didn't hit me.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
2

Toch echt het openingsnummer wat me het meest aanspreekt, daarna haakte ik na 5 nummers wel af.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
2

Vibey but forgettable.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
2

Oh man, this thing aged badly.

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