Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
City Delirious is a complete smorgasbord of jazz, blues, hip-hop, and techno--at least four decades of musical influences--and Chef Lionrock (Justin Robertson) has earned his tenure as a DJ. The album is seamlessly divided... more »
City Delirious is a complete smorgasbord of jazz, blues, hip-hop, and techno--at least four decades of musical influences--and Chef Lionrock (Justin Robertson) has earned his tenure as a DJ. The album is seamlessly divided into two vibes--the first half is a funked-out, jazzed-out, big-beat jam, and the second half is a loungy cool-down. The jazzy second track, "Rude Boy Rock," is a representative microcosm for the rest of the album. Giddy, quirky, and sexy, it scoots along in a madcap way and would have been a shoe-in candidate for the background music to a very special episode of Gilligan's Island. (Story line: James Bond surfs into the lagoon, has a few romps with Ginger, and spends the rest of the show trying not to get caught.) Robertson hails from Manchester, England, and tips his hat to the homestead by interjecting standard Happy Mondays/Soup Dragons-style Rasta-man samples over the top of the song. The rest of the album is jammed with everything from early-'80s "industrial-lite" to Rolling Stones blues riffs to non-threatening raps that fall somewhere between Young MC and PM Dawn to the most reptilian of after-hours lounge. Someone this inventive and musically informed could have easily thrown together a record that was overwhelming and incongruent. But City Delirious is a sensationally tasteful buffet of rhythms, instruments, and influences--delicious from the first course to the last. --Beth Bessmer
An Excellent Album
Leebert71 | Texas smalltown, USA | 10/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How can an album that uses the phrase "Just spread the magic powder in the trash" not be good?
Seriously, this album is great. I bought it not knowing what to expect; what I got was a solid album of groove. This a cd you can throw in to the player and drive all day long to. Scatter & Swing and Canal Heist are superb. She's on the Train is also a very good tune."