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Discosis

Bran Van 3000

2001

Discosis
Album Summary

This album has been submitted by a user and is not included in any edition of the book.

Discosis is the second album by Canadian group Bran Van 3000, released in 2001. The album features several collaborators, including Curtis Mayfield, Youssou N'Dour, Jean Leloup and reggae artist Eek-a-Mouse. The album cover was derived from an artwork by Boris Vallejo. The album debuted at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 9,236 copies during its first week. The album featured the single "Astounded", which was a hit in Canada.

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Rating

2.74

Votes

80

Genres

  • Rock

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Tue Jan 09 2024
4

I've been a Bran Van Stan for nearly 2 decades, man! I'm much more familiar with "Glee", but this is great too. I'll give it a bit of a ding for being over an hour, but this is still a piping hot platter. So far I think the User Albums are waaayyy better than like 500+ of the actual albums!

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Sun Jan 21 2024
5

Vraiment bon. Il y avait beaucoup d'effervescence a Montréal dans ces années là et ça parait dans l'album !. 5

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Tue Jan 30 2024
4

Something new to me and definitely worthy. Something of a mixed bag - start out with Curtis Mayfield and you've set an awfully high bar - but all interesting, all worth hearing.

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Mon Apr 22 2024
2

I was vibing with this early-aughts mix of electrofunk for a while, but 70 minutes of club music is a tall order for any artist to pull off – as the LP went on, even the curveball instrumentation between tracks wasn't enough to sustain interest for the whole runtime, and the bargain-bin songwriting in the lyrics certainly didn't help.

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Tue Jan 09 2024
4

Dancey tunes that actually cover a lot of ground and keeps you interested

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Wed Apr 10 2024
4

Weird but way better than expected.

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Wed May 15 2024
4

I was not expecting to like this at all, but I really did. Very diverse array of musical styles and the production was just impeccable. 4 stars.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
4

7/10. I liked a decent number of these songs, and there was a fun range of moods. That said, it got old after 45 minutes or so. Wouldn't listen through it again, but definitely worth listening to

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Wed Feb 07 2024
4

This is an interesting choice for sure, I'm not entirely sure why it was submitted but I enjoyed it. Had a bit of bloat though.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
3

When listening to the first song I thought, wow I really like those Curtis Mayfield vibes! But upon closer inspection, I discovered that it really was Curtis Mayfield! Kudos to DiSalvio for assembling such a notable bunch of legends for this album, but its almost too much of a good thing as it clocks in at over an hour and there's quite a bit of filler. But the good moments do shine.

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Wed Feb 07 2024
3

Opening with Curtis Mayfield was too bold a move, the rest of the album really just couldn't reach that bar again.

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Tue Feb 13 2024
3

Discosis sure is a Canadian album, in the globe connection sense as much as in the way it makes you guess about its seriousness. The topping's been smoothed to a mirror sheen. Below, though, is some kind of avant-dance piece. Feels like daring a probably-square audience to throw you out of the theater.

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Sat Feb 24 2024
3

Was better than I expected from the album cover, but it's still just kinda just okay for me. Kinda cheesy, but I did recognize Curtis Mayfield here.

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Sun Mar 17 2024
3

The first song striked some sparks of recognition. The rest of the album was a little bit of hit and miss. At some points I lost my attention

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Sat Apr 06 2024
3

Interesting 2000's disco-like record. Much variety of sounds too.

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Fri May 03 2024
3

Strong start, some nice tunes, however a bit too inconsistent

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Thu May 16 2024
3

Interesting listen. Just jammed out and got some shit done. Rest of the album couldn't compare to the first track

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Tue Sep 05 2023
2

This was just too drawn out. I thought the first song was cool but it dropped off shortly after that and over an hour was a chore. 2/5.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
2

I quite liked the first song and then it was all downhill from there. French Canadians are so weird. Bonus points to the person that submitted this because you have very unique taste. 3/10

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Sat Feb 24 2024
2

I had their debut "Glee" on CD back in the day, but didn't realize they continued to make more albums. Always thought of them more as a sort of one hit wonder/novelty act. It sounds like an excuse to get all your friends together to record a bunch of stuff, slap an picture of some tits on the cover, and call it an album. A sprawling incoherent mess.

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Wed Mar 20 2024
2

Didn't really quite know what to make of this. This was some kind of mixture of all kinds of styles with various artists. The first song I recognized from the radio. The rest was not that memorable I'm afraid.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
1

Not for me, but it's a beautiful cover

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