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Other Two & You
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The name of Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris' solo project, The Other Two, is a joke about their status as the least acknowledged members of New Order. But the duo's Reprise/Qwest debut, The Other Two and You, is evidenc... more »
The name of Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris' solo project, The Other Two, is a joke about their status as the least acknowledged members of New Order. But the duo's Reprise/Qwest debut, The Other Two and You, is evidence that without Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner, the best they can produce is flaccid pop with tired techno beats. For extracurricular activity, the pair should stick to scoring Fox TV's America's Most Wanted. --Jim DeRogatis
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Believe it or not, it's actually worth your money
nycgirl | new york city | 10/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sometimes you buy cds and end up listening to one or two tracks and the rest is just blah. Well, when i bought The Other Two And You years ago, i STILL listen to the ENTIRE cd to this very day. I initially bought this for the 2 AMAZING singles "Tasty fish" and "Selfish" which were dance club staples in every San Francisco DJ's record stash circa 1995. You may not know the titles, once you hear the melody--it'll all come back to you. The crowd used to go CRAZY at "Selfish." True, the other tracks may not be as memorable, but guess what---they aren't [that bad] either. I can leave this entire cd on and listen enjoyably without rushing to hit 'fwd'. Practically every song is danceable so if you are worried about slow/ambient tracks, dont worry--it's all uptempo, fast, and electro-pulsey. Overall, i'd classify The Other Two as "New Order Lite"--actually more like OMD than anything New Order, which is the test of whether you'll like this cd. It's still one of my most favorite cds. May not be groundbreaking now, but now in 2001 it STILL sounds fresh and modern--pretty amazing."
Half good pop music, half mediocre filler
nycgirl | 08/10/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This album has some very good songs; the melodic synthesizers on the wonderful "Selfish" are irresistably catchy, and "Tasty Fish" and "Movin' On" are also quite good. Gilbert and Morris only had half an album's worth of songs though; there's a lot of filler late in the CD, pointless instrumental tracks that hardly pass as songs. If you listen til the end, at least you'll be rewarded with "Loved it", which is a pretty good piece of filler. New Order/Electronic/Monaco fans should get it, at least for the good stuff. It has an unusual combination of all synthesizers except for real drums. Worth it if you can find it used."
Extremely enjoyable sound, relaxing and yet invigorating
email@example.com | 08/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Other Two may be a comment on the fact that the two artists are less well known than the other two members of New Order, but the fact of the matter is that they manage to pull together a very cohesive sound, with strong and tempting grooves."