The Cabs go pop
filterite | Dublin, Ireland | 05/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well it still is Cabaret Voltaire because the lyrics are still paranoid but the music is getting lighter in form but that doesn't mean it's crap. Sensoria is probably the song that gets most people into Cabaret Voltaire with the juttery "D-d-d-Do right." But there are other songs on here to make you feel like dancing. Digital Rasta is a beautiful song where Mallinder sings " Selling something like you sell yourself, money in the bank but your under pressure" making it the perfect mate for you when you're a little peed off about your managerOf course it might take a bit of time if you bought The Crackdown and were expecting something similar ( it's not quite the same ) and/or if you think the amount of tracks you get is not enough to make you shell out your money but stick with it - it's a good album"
Black and blue music
Steven Guy | Croydon, South Australia | 11/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one Cabaret Voltaire's greatest albums and it was one of my favourites in the 1980s. This is possibly Cabaret Voltaire's most disciplined and "hard-edged" albums. It is one of the most relentless and uncompromising albums of its time.
Dark humour, observations and dark colours abound on Micro-Phonies. "Sensoria", "Blue Heat", "Digital Rasta" and "James Brown" are the standout tracks.
Cabaret Voltaire's voice was distinctive - richer and more layered than DAF, dirtier and grittier than John Foxx, more use of Musique Concrete elements than Kraftwerk and more thunderous and "Industrial" than anything Depeche Mode ever could dream of making.
Music that still sounds awesome and chilling through a big sound system in a club."
But why didn't they include
noelephantitis | Providence, RI, USA | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the 12" of "James Brown"? The long version is as much a reconceptualization of the album version as the 12" of "Sensoria," so it's too bad it's not included."