Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I Am Not a Doctor
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Special edition of the jungle/ dance duo's 1998 outing with'Sing It Back' (DJ Tommy 'Timmy Mix') added as a bonus cut,plus a four track bonus video disc featuring: 'Fun For Me','Dominoid', 'Where Is The What If The What Is... more »
Special edition of the jungle/ dance duo's 1998 outing with'Sing It Back' (DJ Tommy 'Timmy Mix') added as a bonus cut,plus a four track bonus video disc featuring: 'Fun For Me','Dominoid', 'Where Is The What If The What Is In Why' and'The Flipside'. 16 audio tracks total. Double slimlinejewel case. An Echo Records release.
The best of the Moloko CDs
pRsLE | Seattle | 11/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the past six years, Moloko has proved that they rule the funky-electronica roost. Each of their albums has got progressively more accessible and enjoyable. However, after closer inspection, I Am Not A Doctor is easily their best work. More mature than Do You Like My Tight Sweater, and much, much funkier than Things to Make and Do, IANAD can be listened to over and over without even hinting at becoming tiresome. Each song is heavily layered, ad will take countless hours to fully unravel. With danceable, singable numbers like The Flipside, icy songs like Downsized and Be Like You, and balancing the whole thing out with the bet Euro-Disco sng in History, Sing It Back, IANAD will surely garner plenty of spinning time in your CD player. What's more, the amount of goofy "filler" tracks has been reduced to three, and they even make musical sense. But perhaps the best part of I Am Not A Doctor is The ID, an absolutely amazing song about a man's rise and plummet to shame. With it's haunting chorus, funky bassline, and tounge-twisting lyrics, The ID is worth the price of the CD alone, even with the import charges. Get this CD. Now."
Should've been. . . could've been
bowery boy | seattle | 11/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With MOLOKO's sophomore effort many people said that it was not as good as DO YOU LIKE MY TIGHT SWEATER. I disagree. It's NOT like DYLMTS but it's just as good. I AM NOT A DOCTOR should've been, could've been their first release and with this CD, MOLOKO is less manic, less cartoonish than before which is what probably throws people off. Instead, the music is icy and cold like the snow packed mountains MOLOKO poses on on the CD sleeve, yet at the same time it's cool. . . very jazzy, very hip and very cool. Whereas DYLMTS was all over the board fusing jazz with hip hop(FUN FOR ME) with throaty torch songs(WHERE IS THE WHAT . . . )with thumping house tracks(BUTTERFLY 747), IANAD is more focused and is a much smoother listen with each track a perfect fusion of the aforementioned. The little song snippets are still here as well and are some of my favorite moments on the CD. SORRY is one of them as Roisin Murphy deadpan whispers not-so-heart-felt apologies over an 80s synthpop beat that would make YAZ or ERASURE proud. It's hynoptic, amatuerish sound harkens back to a more innocent time of dance music. SING IT BACK is the track most would be familar with although the CD version is nothing like the hopped up dance remixes. Roisin growls and snarls the lyrics in a sexy, sultry, seductive manner that can be compared to the vocal stylings of MACY GRAY. At points throughout the CD Roisin even sounds like MACY. This track is for the hipsters. My personal fave is DR ZEE. This track has been in heavy rotation on my CD player. With this repetitious trance-like song, Roisin whispers her trademark twisted vocals over beats so thick you can bite them. It sucks you in, swirls you around and leaves you slobbering for more. And why is everything brown if all functions are shutting down????? I LOVE MOLOKO! I think they are one of the most creative and innovative groups I've listened to in a long time. I would suggest, for first time listeners, checking this CD out first. If you can get into the wacky, weird warpness of IANAD then you will have an even greater appreciation for DYLMYS. It's fun music for fun people who don't take their fun too seriously."
Quirkable, slamtastic funk
MMF | in a field | 04/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah. oh yeah. Moloko. oh yeah. Moloko be the capital of the planet electro-funk. Don't be fooled by the single, cuz that isn't what moloko is all about. They have some hooks, but what they really got is some new wave soul. oh yeah. Flavor: Chutney refried beans (minus the cilantro)"