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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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Rating

2.8

Votes

4645

Genres

  • Electronica
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thu May 20 2021
3

Good tracks but like the chemical brothers album it got repetitive

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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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Fri Apr 09 2021
2

Just not good music

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

Sounded like a music from a Guy Ritchie movie.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
1

Dull, dull, dull

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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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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

Not my cup of tea...

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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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Wed Oct 27 2021
1

Not into it.

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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 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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Fri Dec 10 2021
1

Not really my vibe

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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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Sun Mar 20 2022
1

Not a fan.

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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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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 Feb 11 2021
5

This is really good

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Lego o foto

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Sat Apr 24 2021
5

VIBE

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

Epic

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Thu May 20 2021
5

Great stuff

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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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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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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 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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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 06 2021
4

good electro album

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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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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Pretty sweet.

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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 10 2022
4

acid jazz. Really good

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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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Sun May 15 2022
4

Like it.

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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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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

Oei, wat fijn.

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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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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Sick

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Very cool

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Quite good 3.5/5

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Beguiling

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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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Mon Dec 14 2020
3

“Acid-Jazz”, kinda trip hoppy. Not sure why it’s in this list. I’ve never heard of it, the wiki article is like 3 sentences. It’s okay but you have to hear it before you die? Idk. Some solid tracks on the back half though

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Enjoyed it, never heard any Red Snapper before

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

More house music (this is two days in a row), but this one is interesting because it's organic real instruments. Honestly not that different from a Bonzo Terks philosophy when we're playing at our best; ironic because a saxophone player ended up joining this "acid jazz trio" with electronic influences hahah.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

Some of the songs on here like "Belladona" are very beautiful and I really liked that we had a mostly instrumental album today. Reminded me of Glitch Mob's lighter stuff for some reason.

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Funky. Good background music to work to, but I've liked some of the other funky/electronic albums better.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
3

Mostly instrumental jams, would probably go well behind a casual driving game.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

Eh

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Interesting and cool beats

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

Big tunes

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

Música electrónica.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

Interesting, missed them at the time. Some good tunes & has a gritty feel, not bad.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Hmmm, can't place this. Hmmm

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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

Part really nice, part meh - quality varies as it goes

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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

I don´t know, I was esily boored by the album, but I am gonna feel bad if I rate it lower than average 3, because I simply couldn´t listen to whole thing.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

Buff, pues me recuerda a rollo Bonobo. No terminé de escucharlo, porque solo lo encontré en Youtube. Si puedo le daré otra oportunidad.

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Wed May 26 2021
3

Pretty cool, almost chilled ibiza-ish, like late night minimal electronic stuff. Easily a 3.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
3

weiiirdd

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

Not their best album, not as strong as Making Bones but still a great listen. Lots of contrasting ideas and some outstanding individual tracks but the album as a whole has a great flow too. A lovely listen and still sounds fresh 20 years on

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Tue May 04 2021
3

Some hits, some misses.

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Sun May 09 2021
3

The musical embodiment of anti-piracy. Pure nostalgia of the little I can remember of the very early 2000s, I was very put off by the first couple tracks but it slowly turned into an enjoyable album I could see myself adding a couple songs to an outside summer garden playlist

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Banging 2000s esque drum and bass

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Thu May 20 2021
3

Pretty whacky. Quite a lot of sonically pleasing bits but much of it is too out there for me. Probs quite good within its genre

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Thu May 20 2021
3

Very mixed bag, some parts feeling like 5/5, and others genuinely 1/5.

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Decent enough as background listening, but not particularly exciting. "I stole your car" was probably the highlight for me.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Pretty cool instrumental album that caught me off guard. Interesting mix of funk, hip-hop and jazz.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
3

This is a style of music I’m not particularly conversant in, so I don’t know how to contextualize it. Is it groundbreaking? Derivative? I have no idea. The album is pretty listenable. Repetitive, yes, but that’s clearly the point. Lots of moods to get into here, which I’m kind of liking. “Some Kind of Kink” and “Alaska Street” are miles apart, but I enjoyed them both. I had to turn off “I Stole Your Car” because I was in the middle of an online chat with colleagues and it was too damn distracting. Also, I appreciate genre fluidity in music, but the whole ska/hip hop element of that particular song was a bit annoying. I guess what I’m saying is, that’s my least favorite track on here. Oh geez, Bella Donna is pretty. Okay, I’ve decided the final three tracks are pretty fantastic, best of the bunch. Fave songs: Alaska Street, Bussing, Bella Donna

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Thu Aug 05 2021
3

Really cool beats. I dig it

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Fri Aug 06 2021
3

Funky and ambient. A little repetitious on a few tracks.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

While this isn't my favorite album on the planet, it is pretty neat. The music, atleast for me conjures visions and feelings of what the album cover shows. It feels like something I should be listening while cruising through the dark. It's almost meditative in a way. While it might not score super high, I do think it's cool as fuck honestly.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
3

it sounds like pretty good video game/movie music

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Wed Sep 08 2021
3

Not bad not but great. Live would be fun, but for listening at home it doesn’t do a whole lot for me.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
3

Never heard this one before. I would have liked it more at the time of it's release had I been aware of it. Like the atmospheres created.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
3

I thought this was good, punchy - it got old pretty fast for me though. Coincidentally I had just listened to a newly released album in 2021 right before this one that was strikingly similar - I think it was The Long and Short of It by quickly, quickly. Not sure if that means much, but it was intriuging to stumble upon that 21 year time warp.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

tasty electronica

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

A lot better than I was expecting

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Thu Oct 07 2021
3

Nice beats, samples and effects. Very y2k sound reminiscent of some video game soundtracks around the time. Keeping pigs together, The Rake, Alaska street

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Mon Oct 11 2021
3

Cool beats, perf for working.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
3

6/10

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

Ekkert sérstök, samt áhugaverðir hlutinn inná milli. Á skilið aðra hlustun

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

Somewhat pleasant. dance-y

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

it's ok

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

Not my usual thing but enjoyed the sounds. Quite hypnotic and well produced.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

A couple-few interesting tracks (Bussing and They're Hanging Me Tonight) but not sure I'd make an effort to re-visit the full album again.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Though I can't say this was my very favorite sound I've listened to in this project, it was definitely among the more unique sounds I've heard. An innovative album. Manages to be edgy and dark and sexy at times, while at other points being campy and a little bit goofy. It feels "lived in", as albums go. That said, I am not completely in love with most tracks and I am glad I listened, but wouldn't revisit most of this one. Fave track: The Rough and the Quick. Definitely broke a few taboos at the time.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

Good band, nothin' different but well done.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

Never heard of before. Okay background music. Not compelled.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

Have to be in the mood.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

3.25

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

It wasn't terrible to listen to. I am not eager to own it, but it's nice chill music.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
3

All completely new to me: the band, this album, their music. I really like this album. Truly solid composition and performance. I dig that I can hear the drum kit. It would've been fine with a drum machine, but there's that extra depth and warmth to a human-played acoustic drum kit. And, wow, that bass.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

Good not mind blowing. I like this kinda stuff though 4

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

3.75

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

Speciaal album, sommige nummers vond ik leuk, andere gewoon raar

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

have a feeling I would have liked it had I had the time to listen properly

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

This was pretty good, better than I expected. Nice mix of styles from electronic to hip hop. 3 stars.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

fun dub record. if dub is your thing. Bussing is feeling my speed this morning.

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Sun May 01 2022
3

I had the same issue with this I have with a lot of the kind of nerd-jazz intellectual alternative, that “being music” seems to take a back seat and many of the choices just age badly. Particularly the vocal element here, the whole robot voice repetition chorus thing did not satisfy.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

Instrumental. Electrónica

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Sun Jun 12 2022
3

“Bussing”

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Sun Jun 19 2022
3

I liked this one, some really interesting stuff.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

Nice instrumentation and blending with the electronics. But the Album is a bit too long and I found myself bored

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

Fav songs: - Keeping Pigs Together

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

I confess to listening to this at the end of a long day whilst drifting off to sleep. It sounded stunning as I left one life and entered another. I may have been a little tired and emotional.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

Weer eens iets anders dan die gebaande paden van de afgelopen dagen.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Not sure why this album is on the list? It's pleasant to listen to, like I am at an expensive restaurant. But not much more than that

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Nah, just hip hop backing tracks (with a few vocals). Could be good, if they were finished songs, but only ok as backing music as they are

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Tue Aug 23 2022
3

Good stuff, but few tracks that really leapt out at me. Great drummer and bassist, especially enjoyable on "Bussing", my favourite track on the album. I found myself wishing for more from their guitarist, amidst all the synths & samples. Interesting to listen to the feedback wailing on "They're Hanging Me Tonight" right after Fripp's on Bowie's "Heroes". I don't know if this would have been pressed to vinyl in 2000, but I preferred "Side 2". Overall, I'd be happy to listen to this album again, but I wouldn't reach for it, and would probably play only "Side 2". Is that 3 stars? Still calibrating my approach to ratings!

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

It was good background music while I was working.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

I can appreciate this album and will probably re-listen to it someday; however, it isn't my favorite. I like electronic, but drum & bass type electronic was a little before my time.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

Not really my genre, but novel. Fine for background listening while working, somewhat chill with a 90s dance music feel.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

I left this playing on the background and at one point I totally forgot I was listening to an album from the "1001..." list, and I thought I was just listening to one of those lo-fi youtube videos that I play when I'm working. Nice, boring, gentle music.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
3

I liked it. A fantastic background album.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Electronica, good background music. Some of the lyrics were more explicit than expected. Overall a typical example of early 2000s edm

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

Sounds like a fleshed out soundtrack to a PS2 game that takes place in a factory level. Really does give off the grimey vibes of the era it shares with nu metal and the Matrix. The way it incorporates acid house and jazz in an upbeat manner reminds me of the Madchester movement. It's a decent electronic album, with a good track listing that transitions to the chiller ambient side as it goes on. Nothing groundbreaking or impressive, and it's way too long with a few duds, but this is one of the better electronic albums I've heard on this list. Favorites: Kepping Pigs Together, Shellback, Don't Go Nowhere, Bussing

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

Listens:2 Enjoyed: I think If I had been up to date on albums I may have gave this a third listen before reviewing. It was definitely a refreshing album with a completely different vibe to many ive had so far. I think a third may have pushed the rating up

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

3.5/5

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

Problem with this type of music for me is that I go to clubs and dances where this genre of music is played a lot and I hear the top artists making it. This is fine but I've heard better. Sufficient music to throw in the background to do other tasks.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Very experimental music, not sure what I feel about it

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

Música electrónica. Ni fu ni fa.

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Thu Sep 10 2020
2

Acid jazz. Easy to listen to at points, other times quite harsh.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
2

Doodah music...skater music...still don‘t like it very much

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Wed Jun 16 2021
2

Not a big fan. The last instrumental was fun, though

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Fri Jun 11 2021
2

Found this incredibly boring for the most part. I didn't hate it, just thought it was uninteresting and uninspiring. Not a fan of music where it's just a series of samples repeated over and over ad nauseam, which is basically what this is. Some of the tracks towards the end were a little more interesting, but not enough to leave me wanting more.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
2

Extremely confusing album.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
2

Not really my thing, but had its moments

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

This was super wacky but I felt like it had no substance. Hey, sort of like me.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
2

2- ganz cool, aber nothing for me

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Fri Apr 09 2021
2

It’s just beats..and without a vocalist or rapper, it falls flat and becomes quickly quite uninteresting.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

Reminds me of early 2000s Moby, David Holmes, etc. Trip hop

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Fri Jul 16 2021
2

15th July 2021 Listened throughout the day on my phone but finished the morning after. I liked bits of this, the more jazzy and funky songs.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
2

Interesting. Unlikely to revisit.

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Thu May 20 2021
2

Not terrible but only when I tuned it out as background music. 6.3/10

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Wed Jun 02 2021
2

Nowhere near as good as it’s predecessor ‘Making Bones, ‘Our Aim Is To Satisfy...’. straddles late 90’s trip hop & acid jazz, good live drum production and slinky double bass (eg Don’t Go Nowhere) but it’s a hard album to judge as too much of it sounds familiar in 2021. This gets a 2 but Red Snapper made better, more defined albums than this.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
2

Never heard of it before. A bit of a struggle. Like a poor man’s Massive Attack. I got to the end but unlikely to return

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Tue Apr 20 2021
2

electronica feels like a soundtrack, very immersive like how they play with texture would i go back to it tho ? interesting but... cool album design the third track has something going for it c'est vraiment un bruit de fond pour moi ça me fatigue déjà the rake... ugh who thought that this motif would sound good ? a shame cause the guitar sounds good sounds like crazy frog w/o the fun this sounds horrendous hesitated on giving a 2 but if this goes on... it just goes on and on c'est très répétitif le 6e son = son des 90's suuuuuper répétitif. gets less obnoxious but not more interesting ok the horn on bussing is good a bit of diversity w/ i stole your car (sounds dance hall inspired). Mary jane... of course les cuivres sont tjrs appréciés lots of men in the list so far alaska street has an interesting progression belladonna, i hope you don't disappoint me du violoncelle ! où-est ce qu'il était ce violoncelle ? bordel de cul ! les 2 derniers sons sont incroyables... mais avant d'y arriver... donc note finale 2 !

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Sun May 09 2021
2

Notes: 2 seconds in and I’m scared the flood are gonna creeping up on me. First song was alright. After 2 I’m starting to think this album is basically a very early 2000s weird indie movie soundtrack set in a nightclub. Feels experimental, very background music-y. Was this the LoFi of the 2000s? Lick my WHAT 2 star cus I don’t wanna say it’s god awful, but I’m not sure that was an album I NEEDED to listen to before I die like the site says.

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Mon May 10 2021
2

Not for me, in my room, by myself.

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Mon May 10 2021
2

Not a fan overall, but could see myself listening to a couple tracks in the background while doing repetitive work.

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Sun Jul 25 2021
2

Boring.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
2

Satisfied.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
2

OK I guess. Fine in the background. But nothing all that noteworthy. Barely hits a 2 in my book.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
2

"The Rake" made me angry.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
2

Occasionally enjoyable

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Fri Sep 10 2021
2

Didn't hate it. It was almost a nice, uptempo, listen in the background album.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

Some interesting moments but not enough.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
2

Trip-hop makes an appearance again. This album is lacking what some of the other albums have though - tunes. There was an attempt but if I was a teacher the advice would be must try harder. Best Tracks: Some Kind of Kink; The Rake; Bussing

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Thu Oct 14 2021
2

It's ok but didn't grab me.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
2

I owned this album first time around, at the time I was hoping it'd be an interesting collision between Trip Hop and Big Beat. It disappointed in that regard. Red Snapper always used live drumming rather than computerised loops and for that, I'm giving them a bonus mark. But I'll forget this album for the second time in relatively short order having listened through it 20 years or so after I last did

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Mon Nov 29 2021
2

Too much noise

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Wed Dec 01 2021
2

Weird atmospheric and electronic stuff, not really my jam

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

The third album from the band Red Snapper released in 2000. The band experiments with all types of music genres, but they and this album can be classified as acid jazz - jazz mixed with funk, soul, and hip-hop. This album is one of their best and it contains "moody, atmospheric instrumentals with funkier, soulful vocals - that flows smoothly from beginning to end, a soundtrack for urban Britain". I like the vibe that this album gives off and agree that it's some chill music you could get lost in - especially when driving around late at night. A great change of pace for these 1001 albums I'm sifting through.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
2

wasnt so much my jam

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Tue Dec 21 2021
2

My initial thought looking at the cover/title was scungy UK techno, and... well, yep. Not as grimy as some I've heard, but still the soundtrack to any given ps1 snowboarding game. And the length.... sigh. They never learn. I'd really like a genuine reason why I couldn't die before I heard this. It did NOT satisfy. 2/5.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
2

I'd hate to find out this is their best. Monotonous. Dreary. Tuneless. Got as far as "Shellback" and started to FFWD. Brief redemption with "I Stole Your Car", but that was it. Didn't add.

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Sun May 15 2022
2

Pretty good, again never heard this before.

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Mon May 23 2022
2

Well this is repetitive. I've given it a decent go, and while it isn't awful I can't imagine anyone would put it in a list of must-listen-to albums. It is just absolutely, 100% pure meh.

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Mon May 30 2022
2

I liked this- i'm into this kinda sound at the moment but..... ....it doesn't deserve to be in this list. There are so so many artists that aren't trendy and that the judges deem not worthy.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
2

2/5 nope

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