Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fantastic Damage Plus: Remixes & Instrumentals
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Please, Sir, May I Have Some More?
Brent Figiel | Pittsburgh, PA | 10/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Fantastic Damage" was, in my eyes, a pretty good hip hop album that was as prodigious as it was impenetrable. The lyrics were mostly thoughtful, intelligent and clever and the beats were strangely beautiful in it's shattered, stutter-stepping, Blade Runner-esque manner. It's not the kind of experience the average hip hop fan weaned on P-Funk samples and bling-blinging can get into, but those who spend the time on it are justly rewarded."Fan Dam Plus" serves as a nice PS to "Fan Dam," but not neccessarily a Must Have. For your money, you get instrumentals of every song, the original version of "Squeegee Man Shooting," RJD2's remix of "Lazerfaces' Warning," and the unreleased "Dead Weathermen." You also get the "controversial" video to "Deep Space 9mm" (decent for a low budget video, but the only people who'd find it "controversial" are people who wouldn't normally be listening to El-P), a live performance and lyrics to the entire "Fan Dam" album.The music on "Fan Dam" had a bad habit of outshining El-P's flow, so both the lyrics and the instrumentals are nice to have seperately to get the full picture. The live performance was decent, but not awe inspiring. The extra songs didn't knock me on my backside, but acquitted themselves well. El-P completists and rabid Def Jux fans will want a copy of this, but unless you loved "Fan Dam" you could probably live without."
Aesop_Rock | bay area, CA | 07/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"El-p is an awesome producer and rapper too.I know this is an instrumental album most the whole thing is but the fact is theres extras on it, and if you like the beats, and just can listen to nice beats without the lyrics for whatever reason, to rhyme over it, or just to relax and kick back, you can do either one.Check out Aesop Rock's new cd Bazooka Tooth.El-p is on there."