The KLF are underrated in the US
jhn | cedarn, utania | 06/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"They are very much seen just as another late eighties/early nineties club band, along the lines of 2 Unlimited. A latter day example of what kind of band they are seen as would be Basement Jaxx or Fatboy Slim. Innocuous, fun music that critics and serious music fans don't take seriously.
However, their music is quite good and subtle. Plus there's the fact that they were absolutely crazy and scary weird."
Justified and ancient..
John Mellberg | Racine, WI United States | 04/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was sort of an underrated classic of the early 90's. The most noteable tracks are probably the KLF Theme ( I think it's called justified and ancient ) and "Doctor Who and the Tardis" which contains an amusing sample of Gary Glitters "Rock and Roll". It's sort of tounge and cheek, the album owes a lot to the literary influence of Robert Anton Wilson, author of the classic "Illuminatus!" Trilogy ( conspiracy nuts, like myself, will recognize references to various secret societies in the lyrics. Such as the J.A.M.'s and the A.A.A. ). It's a fun CD loosely in the vein of other post rock/ post punk reactionaries ( like B.A.D the Mick Jones follow-up to the clash, Age of Chance, and later progenitors like the Shamen ). If you like that stuff, you'll like this. Although, it doesn't get 5 stars in my book because it just didn't have the lasting appeal of albums like B.A.D.'s "medicine show" or Age of Chance's "1000 years of trouble" ( which is impossibly rare to find, and utterly the best of it's kind. Innovative to this day! ). Still White Room is good and worthy of note, regardless. Anybody interested in a dose of sci-fi influenced early 90's dance music will like it. It's an old nugget."