What Do You KNOW?
J. Brady | PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC United States | 10/19/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let's put this in proper perspective, people. This sure isn't a 5 star release. Some of the ideas are fantastic and the lyrics are certainly intriguing. But what dates ( and ultimately flaws ) this collection is the super thin sound and production, and the stiff programming and instrumentation. Several bracing moments aside, this is nothing more or less than mid-Eighties synth-based industrial influenced rock with super-flanged hip hop-ish beats. As with Ministry and Nine Inch Nails, until real drums and guitars were integrated into their music, KMFDM were obviously finding their footing on this, their debut, and as such, "What Do You Know, Deutschland?" is really only for the truly rabid KMFDM fan interested in a history lesson of their favorite band."
KMFDM is stronger than never ever before!
Ross Bodger | Minnesota | 10/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great time to be a KMFDM fan. Not only are they releasing awesome new music in the form of Hau Ruck and the Ruck Zuck EP, they are releasing remastered versions of their classic back catalog. One thing I always disliked about old KMFDM was the sound level on their discs was always so long. Not anymore! Everything about this package is great. Old and new fans alike owe it to themselves to pick this up."
A bit of a slow starter to win your charms
filterite | Dublin, Ireland | 11/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic CD with cool synth work and rather political...lyrical themes . The reason why I say this is a slow starter is that when you first buy it you may think some of it sounds dated and only a couple of tracks are worth the price of the CD . You may leave this CD for a couple of weeks and then come back to it and then suddenly it just starts to click with you and you begin to like it more . My favourite tracks on this are Me I Funk ( that extended synth riff is just too cool ), What Do You Know , Itchy Bitchy ( for complete pervs only ) and the last track , The Unrestrained Use Of Excessive Force . This is a rather strange song . It sounds really eerie and ends with a harsh drum crashing it's endIt's recommended but just don't expect it to hit you over the head and make you fall in love with it . It has to be dealt with subtlety"