Submitted by daddyclark on 30 December 2012 - 9:34pm
What's it called?:
Music For The Jilted Generation
What does it sound like?:
The sound of my lost youth, rage, optimism and a can't care less attitude wrapped up in pounding basslines, samples and protest against the governments crack down on rave culture. I was never a raver but this was dance music for indie kids, the first dance music I owned, one of the few records I remember buying. This was the dance record that proved electronic music and dance culture was not all about getting e'd up and waving your hands in the air.It marks the crossing over of rock and dance, featuring guitar riffs and Pop will Eat itself providing vocals on "Their Law" which slowly builds and builds to the pretty unambiguous "F**k em and their law". "Voodoo People" and "No Good" make you want to want to throw your hands in the air, "3 kilos" is more blissed out. I've considered writing this review for about 6 months now, knowing I couldn't do it justice in words. It deserves to be listened to.
What does it all *mean*?:
Everything and nothing. At a basic level it makes you want to dance around like a lunatic on a more thoughtful level it is a statement of intent that rave culture was not going to be defeated. One of the most important albums of the last 20 years
Goes well with …:
Cars. Cheap ones with relatively expensive stereos and sub woofers and delusions of being hot hatches. That's how I originally listened anyway and still do, the perfect antidote to a crap day, driving home, to remind yourself that you're still alive.
Might suit people who like …:
Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Metallica and I'm not being flippant maybe the Mahavishnu Orchestra for the wilful dischordancy and experimental soundscapes.