If I were heavily into pop culture I'd probably liken this to Fat Boy Slim's nasty bastard brother but I'm not so I won't (much). Actually it would be easy (if a little lazy) to describe the album as such, especially as tracks such as the wonderfully titled "Flintstone's Chewable Morphine" or the spooky "Monster" see this American band taking the bigbeat sound, including some of the funkiest rhythms you could ever imagine before distorting it & mixing it up with numerous samples, breaks & scorching guitar samples. It goes without saying, of course that this band show more inventiveness in their little fingers than most other practitioners of such styles could ever dream of, often with darker overtones, such as "Boom" where the feverish voice samples offer a tanalising glimpse of (drug induced?) paranoia over an insistent techno/rock backing where the voices come at you like a nightmarish kaleidoscope or the testosterone-charged "American Blonde" with it's orgasmic female groans that sounds like they've been watching too much "Baywatch"!! "Casey" is quite amusing as the mobile phone that accompanies the funky piano intro is bound to have you reaching for yours if heard over headphones, it certainly did me & I don't even own one!! This pacey piece benefits from the rave & new-wave guitar samples that are mixed to perfection taking parts of both styles & ending up somewhere between the two.
The voice samples from Praga Khan's "Injected With A Poison" crop up in several places & you can also have fun trying to work out where the samples came from & if any of them were nicked from Kraftwerk (something most bands usually do!). I didn't detect any although I think I heard Jennifer Anniston on "LIke It's Nothing", couldn't swear to it, though!
Best tracks by a long way are the infectiously dancey trio of "Boom's Big Brother", "Master Beat (Mojo Rising Remix) & "Beggin (Full Remix)" which has it's sleazy side very much to the fore but, like the album as a whole is so infectious you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!!
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