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Our Aim Is To Satisfy

Red Snapper

2000

Our Aim Is To Satisfy
Album Summary

Our Aim Is to Satisfy is a 2000 studio album by the band Red Snapper. It is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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2.8

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Thu Feb 04 2021
1

too much of this kind of weird electronic music on this list.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

Wow, the artist sounded familiar but i didn't know what to expect. So good and fresh. Everything instrumental, with electronic and metal vibes. Awesome

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Wed Dec 09 2020
4

Interesting album Combining electronic sounds with acoustic instruments Both Male and female vocals Some sexually explicit content Some nice sounds generated Would listen again

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Fri Aug 12 2022
2

An editorial note: 32 records into this assignment, and I’ve encountered the first band I have legitimately never heard of. Like…nothing at all. I can’t recall ever: reading a review of this band (and I used to read A LOT of Mojo during the time this record was released) or seeing a poster for one of their records or seeing their name on a festival bill. Before today, I had no idea they existed. For the first time on this journey, I’m a clean slate, tabula rasa, no preconceived notions. (Drops the virtual needle on “Our Aim is to Satisfy”) … (Lifts the virtual needle during the second track) Ok. There’s something I gotta get off my chest and I’m sure I’m not the first to make this observation: One of the problems with this is list (the original from 2005 in particular) is that the albums that were chosen from the late 90’s/early aughts didn’t have a chance to age before being given the accolade of “record you must hear before you die” the same way older records did. So yeah, 5 years after this was released it might’ve been essential listening. 22 years later? I guess we’ll see. (Drops the virtual needle again) … … (Removes headphones…record still playing faintly in the background) I’m on “The Rough and the Quick” now. If you’ve heard this record, you know exactly why i had to take a quick break - I’m laughing hysterically. That was the most unexpected verse I’ve heard in a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud the sentiment - Dudes, it’s important to reciprocate and satisfy your partner. I just wasn’t expecting something so explicit and couched in zero metaphor. Back to the music. (Puts headphones back on) …. …. (Record ends) That wasn’t a bad record. It wasn’t a great record either. It was very of-its-time and didn’t really transcend beyond that. If you’re looking for a record that captures the feel of an era, I think this does that well. But as I said earlier, I think there’s some recency bias going on with a lot of the records from the 2000’s on the original list. Let me put it this way: Red Snapper put out a good record. However, including “Our Aim is to Satisfy”, while excluding a record like DJ Shadow’s “The Private Press” from 2002, which occupies a similar space, holds up better and is a more rewarding listen doesn’t add up to me.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

I dig this, largely, I think, thanks to the dub elements and use of acoustic sounds. Leaning into the latter element would have made some of the longer cuts a bit more dynamic. It's jazzy without turning skronky or "cool". Works well as a soundtrack, better as a palate cleanser. A good one, that is one which has its own character. There's a slight narrative curve on the album and track levels. Industri-ish samples gradually increas in frequency. The Rough and the Quick develops while relishing in its explicitness. There are closing veers into levels of composition impressive for electronic music, which also show off the acoustics.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

'Shellback' made me think of a Portishead track being played via somebody's bowels. I liked the 'sludgy' vibe in the tracks, and some were pretty decent, but can't say the album as a whole was that great.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
2

this is weird and what I'd expect from like a warehouse scene in the Matrix

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Thu Jul 15 2021
1

This album is an instance where I think it’d be useful for me to own a copy of “1,001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” so I can at least have some context for why they thought to include this, which is about 57 mins too long. Most records you don’t vibe with from before the advent of CDs are no longer than between 30-40 minutes, but this occupied nearly an hour of my time that could’ve been better spent listening to literally anything else. Maybe if you were some Brit clubbing around the turn of the century and doing copious amounts of ketamine this music would be up your alley, but by the time I got to the sixth track, “The Rough and the Quick” and heard Karime Kendra sing “IWANTTHEKINDOFNIGHTTHATIREADABOUT. If Red Snapper’s aim was to satisfy, then consider me unsatisfied.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
1

Our Aim Is to Satisfy by Red Snapper (2000) These eleven British techno/electronic tracks, which one could hardly call ‘songs’, are mildly interesting, but hardly musical. Having no proper lyrics, one can only assess them by submitting one’s ears to each of these sonic bits out of a sense of duty. The chief characteristic of each bit is the central groove, which is generally set forth with little development or even dynamic, rhythmic, or melodic variation. That’s the most eloquent way I can think of to describe unrelenting monotony. The bits do have ‘titles’, which seem completely unrelated to the sounds that are generated. A fun party game might be to play a portion of each bit and ask the guests to come up with alternative titles. For example, instead of titling bit #8 as “I Stole Your Car”, one could substitute “We Stole T.S. Eliot”. Others possibilities include “Fleeing from the Paris Paparazzi” or “The Net Contribution of the British Empire” or “Joining the Americans in Iraq” or “Hitting One’s Arse with a Brexit” or “Where Are All the Statesmen Like Tony Blair?” or “Thank God Donald Trump Was Not Born in Manchester” or “Scotland the Brave (Part 2)” or “Getting South Africa Back” or “When Cambridge Was Kind to Communists” or “Anglican S&M” or “Too Much Stiff on the Upper Lip” or “Can I Get an Amazon Refund on the Duchess of Sussex?” or “Camilla Returns Biden’s Favor”. I’ll leave it to the reader to figure out which suggested alternative title goes with which bit. The untitilatingly pornographic bit (titled “The Rough and Quick”), however, is humorous enough on its own—the title is apt. Send your daughter out of the room so she doesn’t get curious about why you’re rolling on the floor in stitches, howling in comic anguish. Wonk, wonk. 1/5

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Thu Oct 15 2020
4

Was going to give it a 6/10, but I quite liked the last songs. So, 7/10

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Mon May 24 2021
4

Pretty dope beats and compositions here. Really enjoyed this one. Lots of bells and whistles in the mix so a great headphone listen. The first few tracks were great. It dipped a few times in the middles but nothing substantially awful. Closing track is tight af. Really liked this one!

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Wed Sep 15 2021
3

Interesting album stylistically and that’s me being polite about it being all over the place. If it were a bit tighter, it might have done more for me. ~120 albums in and another 2.5 years to go and nothing has stood out as exciting or new bar a few tracks off of tv on the radio and even at that, I found it weak. The albums I already know seem to be the show stealers of a poor overall presentation of talent. My average rating is closer to 2/5 and I find logging in each morning more and more of a let down. I looked ahead and found no Interpol which is disgrace. I’m one more Bob Dylan album away from deleting my profile here as the author of this collection is a clueless fuck tard to date.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
2

Erster Song klingt nach einem intro für ein mittelmäßiges Agentenspiel auf der PS1. Instrumental Tracks raus aus Planet Erde. Some kind of kink trifft es schon besser was das Album betrifft: Wat soll das sein? Irgendein Fetisch?! Shellback absoluter Dreck. Ah okay dann nochmal instrumental mit Hintergrundgemurmel. Macht mich auf Dauer dann doch ehr sauer. Sing, oder lass es, du leichtgläubiger Guter! The Rake gleich mal die Stimme vom Crazy Frog im Jamba Sparabbo geborgt. 1a Scheiße. Bussing einziger guter Instrumental Track auf dem Album. I Stole your Car hätte Potential, nutzt es aber ähnlich wie ich meine Kraft Abends ein Buch zu lesen - NICHT. Belladonna fliegt völlig ausm Raster. Hat sich da vielleicht ein anderer Künstler aufs Album verirrt? Würde ich 100% für ein Liquid D&B Intro nehmen. Der Song holt mich also mehr als ab, wie Dommis Vadder uns nachm Blackout Saufen in der Rofa. Letzter Song rundet das Album dann wieder ab, indem er mir dann doch den Glauben nimmt, dass ich das Album mal gehört haben muss. Album an sich Talking Heads Scheisse-Niveau, hat aber im Vergleich wenigstens 1-2 gute. Also ein Stern mehr. Werde es NIE WIEDER HÖREN

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Thu Jul 28 2022
1

Oof, that was tough to go through. First 1/5 for me. Atrocious.

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Sat Jun 03 2023
5

Never heard of this group made primarily of a bass, drum and guitar player supplemented by keyboards and a trombone(!). I did not expect this sound, especially when it got downright funky. I loved grooving along. Very satisfied!

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

I think how I rate this album in particular could be wildly different depending on the day and my mood. Today it really matched my vibe during work and was fantastic as accompanying background music.

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Thu May 20 2021
3

Good tracks but like the chemical brothers album it got repetitive

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

Sounded like a music from a Guy Ritchie movie.

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Thu Sep 14 2023
2

Late 90s/early 00's electronic music that is just not good. I have no idea how so much of this crap makes this 1001 list, and I say this as a lover of good house music but either electronica I've listened to here is extremely dated or just downright experimental in nature. Super disappointing. 3/10.

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Tue May 11 2021
1

Not my cup of tea, and a bit all over the place.

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Wed May 12 2021
1

Otro disco "actual" mas que no pinta nada en la lista

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Sun May 09 2021
1

Googled what on earth this genre of music was and along with instrumental/electronic it said 'acid jazz'. Surprisingly I did actually listen to the whole thing. I could appreciate the songs without featured artists much more than those that had a feature. The Rough and The Quick was a bit heavy for my Friday afternoon slump at work and The Rake might be my least favourite song I've ever heard. Better tracks were Keeping Pigs Together and Bussing. I can see why people might enjoy those but this album was really not for me.

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Mon May 10 2021
1

Largely instrumentals. Not for me.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
1

It could be a good instrumental album, but it's just boring because includes too much electronic without any purpose. I can't see any purpose or line of reasoning in these songs. The last song, at least, is likable.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
1

Pretty meddling electronic album that felt like it was mostly ambient noise. Not my favorite genre and this album didn’t change that. 2.7/10

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Fri Nov 26 2021
1

This is probably the most year 2000 album I've ever heard. Even the cover screams 'millenium'. I found a lot of this very annoying. When it wasn't very annoying it was very generic. In paces it managed to be both very annoying and very generic (what is with that clipped sounding female dance vocal that was everywhere in the 2000s). 1/5.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
1

Gonna pass here. It kind of grates on you. Maybe that's the point, but I'm not going to keep going to figure that out.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
1

Ugh, I did not like this one.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
1

Why are there so many y electronic bands on here? Honestly put them all on a playlist and shuffle and it wouldn't make a difference! It's all just annoying sounds. Fucks sake...Im getting old

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Wed Feb 02 2022
1

I don't know how this made the list. It wasn't bad as such, just - meh. lots of meh.

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Wed May 12 2021
5

My kind of thing.... this will be getting plenty of revisits. Electronica on acoustic instruments *chefs kiss*

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Loved this album! Perfect for working.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Fonkey Fusion. Geile Beats, weirde breaks und unnötige Effekte auf Bass&Gitarre? GROOO-VEYYYYY Die wissen selber nicht welches Genre sie spielen; sehr erfrischend. Nun bei Shellback angekommen, das schleppt sich aber schon zäh. Ich glaub das muss ich skippen. Don't go nowhere sehr beschreibend, wo soll das hinführen? Wenn Schlagzeuger und Bassist bei nem Lied die Zügel in der Hand haben, sollte man wirklich schnellstens das Boot verlassen. The Rake Intro unerträglich, hat man das aber überstanden gibts Sprechgesang auf die Hörlappen. hörthört! Rap auf Breakbeats immer gut, mieser Bass fickt rein. Dann aber wieder verzerrte Stimme vom Intro – direkt geskippt. Track6 sehr geil, schokomäuschen singen übers BIMMSEN, bin ich i m m e r am Stizzle. Street Life vibes, aber diesmal mit mehr Hass in den Knochen. Track 9-11 nochmal sehr atmosphärisch, hätte gerne früher und mehr sein können. Insgesamt sehr avantgardes (=unangenehmes) Album, ich würd vielleicht sogar mal wieder reinhören. Belladonna hat mich doch noch sehr begeistert. Mutiger Ambient/Jazz crossover. Keepin Pigs Together absoluter brecher für die Introszene eines Oceans11-esquen film, aber die Protagonisten sind keine Fashionistas, sondern Hamburger Peppnasen, die in der Elphie den Bonzen (pfui) die Geldbeutel aus der Garderobe zocken. 4*

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Thu Jun 23 2022
5

Great beaty trip hop. Surprised I haven't heard it before, but happy to have discovered it!

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Thu Jul 28 2022
5

Very good album! Loved every track! Will relisten again soon!

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

Brilliant, beautiful funky nu-jazzy electro hip hop. I hadn't heard them before, but now I'm a fan. Really, really good.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

very good electronic fusion sound. I liked it a lot.

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Fri Mar 10 2023
5

Fantastic trip hop album, can't believe I'd never heard of it before

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Fri Apr 21 2023
5

- Super funky and groovy - Insane production and beats - Honestly takes you on a journey and is insanely fun to listen to

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Fri Jul 14 2023
5

Funky album, great with the drums and vocals.

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Fri Oct 06 2023
5

What a hidden gem!! One of the best albums I’ve ever heard. Absolutel banger from start to finish. Easily slipped into my top ten albums of all time.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
4

A little long but great album overall

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Some really groovy jazz hop, this Aussie approves and gives it four Fantales out of five.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

Surprisingly diverse. Very good.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Ooh my first impression are this is going to be cool. I really enjoyed this one. Surprised it’s the first time I’ve really heard it.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

I don't usually listen to stuff like this, but it was really good! no real vocals but written well.

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Whacky but in all the best ways, some top notch songs. Great find, Rough and the Quick tickled me in all my immature ways

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Excelente trip hop com riffs de peso. Segue muito bem com as músicas instrumentais e as com participações com vocais.

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Sun Sep 26 2021
4

How did i not hear this at the time? I would have loved it. Got me pumped for a dh bike riding session. Will listen again when the mood takes me.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

album contains classic rap to ambient electric tracks and does it in a way I've not heard before, surprised it has so few streams on spotify

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Ok. Very different and interesting. I had never heard of this. Good discovery!

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Groovy, laidback, chill. Perfect for driving, studying, or just hanging out.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Really dug it actually. Definitely has that 1999-2001 Massive Attack vibe but a lot more varied and interesting.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

quite cooolll some songs a little irritating though hehe

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Their spotify and wiki info has so many genre descriptions. IDK what to call these guys. Hadn't ever heard of them prior but really enjoyed the entire album. Great find.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

I’m over 200 albums in and there have only been a few that I’d revisit. This is one. Ended up playing it 4 times. A nice mix of trip hop and dance. Stand out tracks -The Rough and The Quick -Don’t Go Nowhere’s - Keeping Pigs Together - Bussing - Shellback 4/5

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

I don't know how I managed to have never heard of this band before. The music, somewhere between Soul Coughing and Propellerheads, would have been on heavy rotation for me about twenty years ago. You can almost hear the reckless post-Y2K glee!

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Percolates a lot more than similarly-vibed bands. Good stuff.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
4

I don't know how these guys dropped out of my library, they're great. Love this album.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

i liked this! i always somewhat drift when listening to electronic music like this so i dont really have specific likes and dislikes, but i enjoyed it

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

3.8 - solid grooves and beats, like a more aggressive massive attack. Enjoyed the first and last tracks in particular.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

I got into this album. Great funk bass and loved the keyboard.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

New sounds for me. Big fan tho. Didn’t hear all of them but like the ones I did a lot.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Love the drum and overall vibe of this album. Great instrumentals

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

An unexpected delight. Never heard of it, not my genre but excellent nonetheless.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

I enjoyed it. A lot of interesting stuff happening.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Lots of dub mixed in with DnB. Going into my regular rotation. Buying it on CD for any late night driving sessions

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Had no idea what this was or what to expect. Loved it. Aim achieved.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
4

Comienza muy bien. Luego un poco rollo. Y termina muy bien. Venga, un 4.

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Fri Dec 16 2022
4

3.5 can see how this was groundbreaking at the time but all I can think about is "cool" characters in this era of TV (eg Jeremy sisto in 6 feet under)

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Fri Jan 06 2023
4

Fresh and funky beats, plenty of attitude. Great album, maybe lacking slightly in some all out bangers that stops this being a 5/5 for me

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Thu Jan 26 2023
4

Really cool ambient and chill, need a relisten but this is solid. Feels like 2000s matrix collective consciousness vibes

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Wed Feb 08 2023
4

This satisfies all over the map, although it's not the most memorable.

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Fri Mar 31 2023
4

Cool beats throughout, and some great highlights at the very end, but quite a few of the songs miss a bit of spark for me.

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Wed Apr 12 2023
4

Was really pleasantly surprised by the quality of this album, didn’t hear about this group before but when I saw that the album was on Warp I knew it was going to be quality. Not quite up there with the likes of Burial or Aphex Twin for me but still good and a really nice change of pace from the usual 70s rock album. Way more sonically interesting than 3/4s of all the albums of the list.

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Sun Apr 23 2023
4

A grooving cool smoky smooth soundscape of beats and samples. A great time! Don't listen to "The Rough and the Quick" if your grandmother is around.

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Wed Apr 26 2023
4

Red Snapper feels ahead of their time with this album. For the year 2000 dropping some thoughtful, heavy jazz-ish infused music. A little droning at the end, but the build-up might have been worth it in a different mindset.

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Sat Jun 03 2023
4

Maybe if I took the time to better understand the value/importance/contribution of each of the various electronic music albums we have encountered while on this journey then I would have a more discerning ear. As it is, it was fine and kind of funky, but not necessarily all that special for me.

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Sat Jul 01 2023
4

it bugs me when the compiler chooses an album from an obscure artist that isn't really their best one. for red snapper its got to be making bones.

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