I’ve been listening to a lot of electronica, synthpop and techno this year. Perhaps this is my personal mutiny against the manner in which some guitar music has been bastardised by the modern “X-Factor Idol Has Got Talent On Ice” society. Saying that I’ve always been a bit of a techno freak at heart.
I remember absolutely hammering this album when it came out in 1998. Admittedly it was the Indie heavy contribution from Richard Ashcroft, Badly Drawn Boy, Thom Yorke and Ian Brown that initially drew me to this record. However, the mix of electronic trip-hop and Alternative Rock samples make this album a winner for me, and it still sounds fresh and new 15 years on.
Stand Out tracks : Bloodstain, Lonely Soul and Be There.