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Point Blank
Dub Pistols
Point Blank
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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The Dub Pistols hail from Leeds, England, and while they have released numerous recordings in their home country, Point Blank is their American debut. Led by ambitious DJ-composer Barry Ashworth, the Dub Pistols integrate ...  more »


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All Artists: Dub Pistols
Title: Point Blank
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 11/3/1998
Release Date: 11/3/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Big Beat, Trip-Hop, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454102223, 743215744122

The Dub Pistols hail from Leeds, England, and while they have released numerous recordings in their home country, Point Blank is their American debut. Led by ambitious DJ-composer Barry Ashworth, the Dub Pistols integrate a variety of compatible influences into an upbeat multicultural sound. With a strong emphasis on Jamaican dub and reggae as well as American hip-hop and British acid house, the Pistols create a pulsing, rhythmic stew appropriate for both listening on the home stereo and the urban dance floor. Ashworth's turntable skills and sampling choices are moderately impressive, but the band's drum programming keeps the music hurtling forward. Funkier than the Chemical Brothers, the Dub Pistols are just beginning to distinguish themselves from the pack. --Mitch Myers

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Rare CD
M. Ekendahl | Merrimack, NH United States | 03/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This has to be in my top 10 if not top 5 cd's of all time. Its one of those cd's I associate with a whole sumer full of fun, but it didn't end there, its a cd I can always go back to and listen time and time again. I highly recommend it if you like techno or hip-hop, it's a nice cross genre mix, with some excellent bass tracks."
Offical Chemical Indeed!
eightpointagenda | Chicago, IL | 04/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yikes! Normally stuff that is the addictive is either a) illegal or comes with some sort of warning on it. You know when I first decided I was gonna but this CD, I wasnt sure if it was going to be worth it. I mean granted Cyclone is an excellent song and all but what about all the electronica(which makes up 99.9 percent of the album). Well after listening to the album through several times(and this is no short album, clocking over 70 minutes), I have come to the conclusion that this album is worth every single ounce of money I put into it. From its excellent production, to just about every quality of the album.I think the first thing that caught my attention was the variety of influences that are going into this recording. With electronica, normally you just get that pumping sound that is all too common amongst electronica. Dub Pistols fall only into that catagory because the have that sound, but so much more. There's a little bit of everything in this recording. I mean you got: regge, hip hop, funk, a little punk, and even some ska. The only other band who can pull off a hybrid recording like that that I can think of is Soul Coughing. So there is deffenatly a uniqueness to this CD. And is very much welcome since Europe is known for having lots of electronica that sounds the same.And even for a electronica recording, there is still a craftmanship quality that is normally unseen on albums. The beats and sampling are done not only really well and tasteful, but recognizable as well. They have done a couple of calabration songs that I have picked up and immediatly without vocals, I could tell that it was them. Not something you can do with your everyday electronica, now is it? The vocals(or rapping more a appropiately) in this album are actually quite good. There is great flow and never feels out of place to the music. While there are only 3 real vocal tracks on here, they deffenatly stand out(although currently, Towerblock Trash is my favorite song. I love the horns on the song). So is there really anything I can complain about....The only thing that I feel kinda bothers me is that there is very little subtlty to the album. Sometimes you get an album were you go "Hey! I never noticed that before." Here is not the case. But thats more of a music genre complaint than band complaint.UK may not be known for having some of the best bands in the world but I truly feel that this is an act that stands out above alot of other bands. Heck, I think this stuff has some sounds that rival some of today's current music. But thats just me...."
Great CD
A. Elliott | Canton, GA USA | 10/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD has become one of my new favorites! I never heard of them until I heard Unique Freak on one of our music channels. The whole CD is great."