Why, Ed DMX, you spoil us, with your double disc set of 35 tracks and nearly two hours of nice bloopy acid goodness. Astute readers may have guessed the problem here: it’s all very pleasant, and there are some satisfying sounds and some good tunes here, but there’s no way it can sustain my interest. There is some variation, from laid-back to gently booty-shaking (there’s nothing I’d call banging on here, but some of it might make me bop about the kitchen while doing the washing up) and from kind-of cinematic to kind-of cheesey (there’s a definite cosmic disco influence in places). A clever DJ might be able to drop the right track at the right moment and really make it shine. But the album lacks focus, and as home listening I can’t see it as more than a pleasant cheering bit of background music. (One disc is new material, one collects material previously released on vinyl. I can’t discern any difference in style between the two.)
I bought this from Juno, who call it electro.