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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Boss Drum, the follow-up album to En-Tact, is more of the same, only less inspired. What made En-Tact great--the ethereal undercurrents behind a hypnotizing groove and poetic raps--was removed from Boss Drum. What is left ... more »
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Boss Drum, the follow-up album to En-Tact, is more of the same, only less inspired. What made En-Tact great--the ethereal undercurrents behind a hypnotizing groove and poetic raps--was removed from Boss Drum. What is left is good dance music that is a few remixes short of being incredible dance music. The singles "LSI (Love, Sex, Intelligence)," "Ebeneezer Goode," and "Phorever People" all rely more heavily on their rap components and revved-up beats than any other song on Boss Drum, but the album just doesn't have the transcending magical groove of En-Tact to support the harder edge of these songs. Overall, it is a fine techno-rave effort, but to fans of the Shamen's mighty debut rave album, it could be a minor letdown. --Beth Bessmer
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One of the Best in the Techno Genre.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 03/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before The Shamen began making cds in the late '80's, the German band Kraftwerk were already the fathers of electronic music. The Shamen, like others, are heavily influenced by Kraftwerk, and this a GOOD thing. Boss Drum, The Shamen's 4 album, is a masterpiece of electronic beats and synths. It has the Euro-hits "Boss Drum", "L.S.I.", "Ebeneezer Goode" and "Phorever People." It's a step above 1991's En-Tact in that Boss Drum has less repetitiveness and more hook. Whenever I play this cd someone always asks me who it is. After I tell them, and they look at me blankly, they then state that the music is good. This is a must have for any rock collector."
Get "The Shamen Collection" instead.
Chase Whiplash | 04/10/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I recently discovered The Shamen via Internet radio, and I was happy to find that one album that had so many of my new favorite songs - "Ebeneezer Goode," "Boss Drum," "Phorever People," "L.S.I."... But after buying it, I sadly realized that it suffered from the classic "album version" syndrome. The versions I'd heard and fallen in love with were tighter and richer; the ones on this album tended to have boring extended intros and emptier, lighter mixes. I suddenly understood why this CD was out of print.
However, "The Shamen Collection" was exactly what I was looking for. If you've heard The Shamen on the radio, on a dance compilation, or from P2P downloads, you probably heard what's on "The Shamen Collection." The Collection is a more expensive two-disc set, but it's defintely worth it. I know I won't be listening to "Boss Drum" again now that I own the Collection."