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Old 03-02-2016, 10:07 AM
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Re: BB Reviews
Im a relative newcomer to the entire Underworld back catalogue, having only really dipped in and out of interest with them since 1995 or so, and never getting as deep as I did/do with some other bands of similar vintage, so for once my musical compass is potentially more that of a newby and isnt as burdened with listening for the "traditional Underworld sound". I have plenty of other groups I do that to and it can really color your perception and turn your ears off. That being said (out of 5)-

1) I Exhale - **** - I think I like the live 6 Festival vocals better than the album but I love the big beats

2) If Rah - *** 1/2 - The live version wasn't doing it for me, but the album version had a subtlety I didn't pick up on initially that made it a better listen. It could yet click even more

3) Low Burn - ***** - This is beautiful. Five stars. Enough said.

4 Santiago Cuatro - **** surprisingly different. Sounds like a specific type of guitar made it into the car one day when Karl was packing up all sorts of stuff on purpose. I like it laid over that undulating pulse.

5) Motorhome - **** - I only just got this a few days ago and while Im not super keen on the repeating of the lyric line, I love whats going on in the background.

6) Ova Nova - *** - Not getting the love for this song. It sounds very commercial to me and somewhat dull, as though there is another band out there already doing this sound

7 Nylon Strung - *** This song went on so long I didn't realize I was still listening to it between the last two stops of my commute. I had to actually check it was the same song and that yes, I was still in fact listening to Underworld. Not real keen on this either for the same reasons as Ova Nova

Album length seems short, but I like the tightness. It does feel comprehensive and complete on the whole. Waiting to get a real good file copy and have a dedicated listen, see what happens. Also, sometimes a great live performance can make a song stand out where it didn't before - lets see what happens in Berlin!
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:43 AM
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Re: BB Reviews
BB Part Deux in a 3, late 2016

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Old 03-02-2016, 12:56 PM
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Re: BB Reviews
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BB Part Deux in a 3, late 2016

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I am not sure what all this means... but I LIKE IT!
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:15 PM
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Re: BB Reviews
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I am not sure what all this means... but I LIKE IT!
I think it presages the collapse of western society.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:15 PM
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Re: BB Reviews
I am digging nearly all the sounds on this album (unintentional? Chem Bros. aping aside), but it gets going and then just...stops. If you're not going to embrace the album format, why package these tracks into one?
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:19 PM
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Re: BB Reviews
I quit listening to the Chems after Dig Your Own Hole but if you could recommend me tracks of theirs that sound like Motorhome, i'd love to hear them.
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:13 PM
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Re: BB Reviews
a fair chunk of "Further" just going by memory.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:59 PM
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Re: BB Reviews
Haven't succumbed to the leak, but from the live tracks, I am very much looking forward to hearing the LP versions.
"Low Burn" and "Nylon Strung" seem to be standouts, quintessentially UW. "if rah" has a nice buildup, and "Ova Nova" has a lot of melodious layers going on.

Roll on 18th March. I'm holding out to as appreciate the older tyme joy of a physical release.
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:46 AM
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Re: BB Reviews
I've not torrented it. Yet.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:32 AM
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Re: BB Reviews
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BB Part Deux in a 3, late 2016

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This means they are working on album two for the year.
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