"Haven't had a chance to write a brief review for this album...if you listen to the track 'Deep In Vogue'...you will hear it's similarities with Madonna's 'Vogue'...the beat, the base line, the groove...very, very similar...but Malcolm did it first...so Madonna's version is a rip off. However, this version describing 'vogue' really convey a glamourous feeling of this type of dance-craze. His music is before his time...a great pop artist who uses his synth wisely. A recommended disk for synth-pop lovers."
Scottiboy | Cincinnati, OH USA | 09/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Are you kidding? This CD is phenomenal. What a collection of genres, not to mention the incredible guest performances by Bootsy Collins, Jeff Beck and amazing female vocalists. All come together to make this CD an aural joy! There is not one second that doesn't grab the attention of those of us that love music. This CD was made 14 years ago and is as amazing as the first day I heard it. Huge Kudos to Malcom McLaren!!!!"
INNOVATIVE BLEND OF WALTZ AND POP
Pieter | Johannesburg | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The instrumental House Of The Blue Danube opens this delightful collection of McLaren's work which draws on inspiration from the classics. Something's Jumping In Your Shirt is an infectious ditty with female lead vocal and a bouncy Caribbean feel. Waltz Darling has dreamy female vocals and a swaying rhythm, whilst Shall We Dance is a mellow dance groove on which McLaren's sinister introduction is initially alternated by a soulful choir and female solo that later pick up the flowing melody line. Deep In Vogue is a structured disco number with different voices and samples. Call A wave is a strange uptempo instrumental mix with dreamy poetic vocals, whilst Algernon's Simply Awfully Good At Algebra opens with a classical choir and then moves into a funky soul groove interspersed with the aforementioned choir intoning the funny title and the song ends with a nice instrumental flourish. McLaren sings again on the atmospheric I Like You In Velvet, quite a weird but compelling pop song. This album is a successful experiment in blending musical styles, primarily because of its emphasis on melody and danceability."
Deep in vogue
jeff roose | cleveland, ohio USA | 07/22/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i think that he was ahead of his time with this cd!!! If you rent"Paris is Burning" you will know that malcolm mclaren invented all the vogue craze with this song!!! He should be collaberating with madonna and her crew today with all his thoughts and direction!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!JR"
Our Saturday Morning favourite!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Oxford, UK | 06/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a choice pick for my wife and I to start the weekend. It is a wonderful blend of old and new, strung together with bouncing melodies that just put you in the right frame of mind for fun. It is a refreshingly different album that most people will find something in it to their liking. Wake up the neighbours by singing this album, full noise on the stereo, in the shower! Enjoy!"