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Do You Like My Tight Sweater
Moloko
Do You Like My Tight Sweater
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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Moloko is far too distinctive for easy comparison, though the duo's blend of deep electrofunk groove, club beats, and hip absurdist vocals--along with a brightly colored retrofuturism (Moloko is, after all, a reference to ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Moloko
Title: Do You Like My Tight Sweater
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Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 3/11/1997
Release Date: 3/11/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Trip-Hop, House, Europe, British Isles, Acid Jazz, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624653226

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Moloko is far too distinctive for easy comparison, though the duo's blend of deep electrofunk groove, club beats, and hip absurdist vocals--along with a brightly colored retrofuturism (Moloko is, after all, a reference to A Clockwork Orange)--comes closest to Deee-Lite. By flashing a truly loopy attitude with songs as fresh and thrilling as they are catchy, Moloko makes Tight Sweater one of the best debuts of the year--no matter if it is 1995 (its actual year of release in the group's native U.K.) or 1997. --Roni Sarig

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Lotus eater
Vedran Vukasinovic | Zagreb, Croatia | 08/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Find out my music taste by my favorite albums........enter now:
Marvin Gaye-Whats going on. Tom Waits-Nighthawks at the diner. Keith Jarret-Koln concert. Moloko-Do you like my tight sweater?.......End transmission.

Could you connect these? Neither could I, at first. But as it happenned almost ten years ago, these albums are still on my hi-fi every now and then....And Moloko album is by far an exception in this company....

Dance music that you could not dance.....fairy vocal of Mrs. Roisin...eccletic tune sculpturing...."do not eat this product" warning at the cover....

and verses "she slips, she slides, she don't know why she hide, dizzy little miss with a twinkle in her eye........"

I found that girl. I'm getting married.

Thank you.

"
Moloko
H. Evrard | 11/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was first intorduced to Moloko through the iTunes store. I bought and downloaded the album, and when I listened to it I couldn't believe my ears. Moloko is one of the most unique and delightful bands I have ever heard of. Their off-beat rythyms and quirky lyrics compine with trip-hopish and jazzy rythms to create a wonderfly dynamic and oddly seductive style of music that very few artists can achieve. The tracks range from up-beat and bouncy rytyms to slinking and seductive sounds and intriquing lyrics, together creating a completly unique, intriquing, and occasionally humerous work of art."
Gee, That Sweater Sure Is Tight
Mark Eremite | Seoul, South Korea | 12/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Welcome to the world of creepshow funk, music filled with buttery veins of bass and gloomy back-murals of fun house soul. You'd never guess (if you didn't already know) that the spooky rhythms of this quirky album were slapped and crafted by a white European couple. In fact, the title -- "Do You Like My Tight Sweater?" -- is supposedly the pick-up line Murphy used when she first met Brydon at a party in Sheffield.

That's the sort of fun you're dealing with here, and the songs are also thrumming with the dark, risky trebles of uncertain affection, too, in keeping with the fact that it was recorded at the start of their romantic and professional unions. Although the songs are infused with the same gleeful experimentation and shadowy flirtations that those kinds of beginnings suggest, there is none of the hesitation and uncertainty you might expect. This might be their debut album, but it sounds like the seasoned work of a couple of people who've already been around the block a few times.

The lyrics are mostly senseless. The rhyme schemes are fluffed and tweaked to hang like dark curtains around a dark, chewy center. The very first track, "Fun For Me," is fun for everyone, an in-your-face inside joke that everyone can get. "Lotus Eaters" features prominently a wickedly creepy industrial backdrop, tickled with strange phantom screams and a repetitive synth-twisted whining voice that sounds like it would be annoying and is anything but. "Party Weirdo" is a spiritually trippy track that sounds exactly like a name like "Party Weirdo" would suggest it sounds. "Ho Humm" makes excellent use of deep undercurrents of sexy (kinda sweaty) soul; and if you listen carefully, those spine-tingling electro-screams are still present.

This album is a great and new kind of funky (okay, well, "new" to those who've never heard them before) that is both vibrant and vicious, fun and frightening, catchy and creepy-crawly. It's not for everyone -- the album thrives on melodies and tones that are as electronic as they are soul-funky -- but I dare say it IS for most. "Do You Like My Tight Sweater?" Well, Moloko, it's hard not to."