Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Plastic Compilation 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Definitely most solid of the Three compilations
MCExtreme | 05/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD waay back when it first came out while browsing for electronic music at Borders. At the time, i was really into Europop, but i wanted to expand my horizons just a bit (and i wanted to seem cool by knowing stuff others didnt know).
This CD, even to this day, remains one of the favorites in my 200-odd albums. I popped it in recently, and i marveled at how much electronic music has changed in a scant 3 years. That's when i realized Plasic Compilations are damned good at picking out the tracks that best suit the time.
This CD is solid from start to end (i love the Sarah Maclachlan remixes even tho i am not too big a fan of hers). It's mostly big beat stuff (think: Fatboy Slim and Chemical Brothers style music). There is not one Trance track on this album.
Heh. I've become so accustomed to the flighty melodic tunes (sometimes lacking any soul) of Trance that i forgot what really attracted me to electronic music in the first place...that gritty feeling that makes you boogy, that puts u on edge, and which is an alternative to the sometimes non-creative rock scene (remember all those look-alike Grunge bands?).
If you're looking for Solid Electronic music from other bands, check out Fatboy Slim's "Better Living thru Chemistry", Crystal Method's album, anything by The Chemical Brothers, Moby's "Play".
For solid trance tracks check out anything by BT, Paul Van Dyk, and Faithless."
Variety, Style and Chunk-Slingin' Grooves - Techno Backbone
MCExtreme | 06/23/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If it weren't for this cd, my long daily commutes would end up in postal-style road kill sprees. I LOVE this selection of tracks! Each one has a solid techno backbone, yet an almost ambient, fluid sense of rythym that at times, subtly reveal influences of funk,jazz,and other elements. One of my favorites is Meat Beat Manifesto's Alternate #3 mix of She's Unreal. It takes a military-marching-band-style drum roll and makes it the sexiest thing I've ever heard. The Propellerheads are currently enjoying a boost in popularity and recognition, and this is where I first heard them. Their blend of samples and jazzy grooves sometimes approaches the sound of 70's action flicks, then makes a 90 degree turn and goes into the throes of rich, and at times, almost tribal, bass-driven beats. Definitely check out their cd- decksanddrumsandrockandroll, on DreamWorks. Underworld's "Pearl's Girl" is what you'd hear in a club that dares to mix goth and industrial, such as are found in certain recesses of NY and Philadelphia. What I did find very interesting were the Sarah McLachlan mixes. She's such a great artist, and the solidity of her songs becomes very apparent as they evolve gracefully in these these two tracks. The Chemical Brothers are already legends in their own time, and they deliver once again with "Loops of Fury". "Anotherd"- Sully's track, is less tensional, and more like driving in figure 8's on a rainy afternoon, yet dreamily engaging. The Crystal Method- I just love the almost-industrial yet footy-shuffling grooves on this one. The harmonica makes me squeal with glee, it's the perfect surprise. The two most disappointing tracks on this cd were God Within's "Raincry", and Garbage's "Queer". "Raincry" creates a very simple mood, and is the perfect transition between the other tracks,but falls a little short alone. Garbage just bores me. However, I would get out and grab this cd as soon as possible- life is short."
WRE | Maryland, USA | 08/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have had this compilation CD for at least 3 years now and I STILL am not tired of it. I do not carry this CD with me when I travel because I enevitably end up driving 80 miles and hour, which, in my vehicle is emminently dangerous. What I know about techno and/or dance music would fill a thimble, but I can tell you when a song rocks, and that's what we have here."