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MTV's Amp
MTV's Amp
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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All Artists: Underworld
Title: MTV's Amp
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Astralwerks
Original Release Date: 5/6/1997
Release Date: 5/6/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Drum & Bass, Electronica, Trance, Big Beat, Trip-Hop, House, IDM, Techno, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046755023

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One of the BEST electronic compilations
Nicolas Agudelo | Bogotá D.C., Colombia | 12/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First that all, Im an electronic music fan from Colombia. I remember that my first SERIOUS contact with electronic music was the AMP TV show, via cable television, way back to 1996. In south america, just like in the U.S. the fresh new sound of the AMP TV show captivated a lot of people like me. And just like in the U.S., here in Colombia, finding good quality electronic music was a lot harder than now...

So when this CD came out, I ordered it in a music store that worked with imports, and WOW... even now after six years, few discs on my collection have the ammount of quality that this one has. It has the biggest artists in electronic music, as well as some of their most famous tracks. Of course, this cd may not appeal to the "bang-bang-boom-boom" techno-fans, because every track on this album is pure flowing style. Real quality. Buy it NOW."
An artifact of '97 Electronica
Nicolas Agudelo | 02/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's funny, in looking back at this CD, I feel some peculiar nostalgia in listening to what folks in 1997 believed was the future of music.As for the content, there are some essentials. Underworld's "Pearl's Girl" still melts my cortex with its synth line that ebbs like amniotic fluid. The tracks by Photek and Apex Twin are still great abstract electronica(see the Mille Plateaux label for further excursions.) There are also some overproduced misfires like the Chemical Brothers remix of "Voodoo People and the Chrystal Method's work that sounds like Musak for future "extreme sports" commericals(whoops! it did.)Overall, Amp marks a time when MTV had this brief period of innovation before the advent of the Boy Bands and Total Request Live."
Experimental MTV?YES!
MJ Krom | Los Angeles,CA | 05/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Can you believe I have owned this CD since 1997? I stumbled across AMP one Sunday night after watching 120 Minutes. On AMP, I was exposed to for the first time Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London and many other cutting edge artists. From that moment on, I knew I had to have the CD! I agree with the other reviewers here, it is a taste of what MTV in the US can be if they chose to get back their experimental and groundbreaking roots. With songs from the likes of Goldie, the Chemical Brothers, Underworld and the now infamous Prodigy...this CD gives you an overview of the first AMP shows. I can tell you, all of these groups are still very much popular here in Europe and are not "One Hit Wonders" by any means. If you want a taste of experiemental MTV before the Nu-Metal and Boy Band take over of 1998, respectively, then pick up this CD, you wont regret it."