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This album is so underrated...

This album was the very first Orbital album that I listened to all the way through, so I get nostalgia out of songs most Orbital fans wouldn't get. Either way, there are some great tracks on this one, with a creepy tone similar to that of In Sides. My track-by-track evaluation:

1. Transient (The violins on this one make this track the creepiest on here. But, Orbital's awesome when they're creepy.)
2. Pants (This one's a headbanger. A good one to dance to, and one of their more underrated tracks.)
3. Tunnel Vision (Probably the most intense song on here, or Acid Pants. I prefer this one since it has more melody.)
4. Lost (Second best song on here. It's best listened to at night.)
5. You Lot (Another headbanger song, one of their catchier tracks. The vocal sample in the middle used to COMPLETELY freak me out because I didn't know at the time that the guy was condemning science.)
6. Bath Time (This song is both cheerful AND creepy. And catchy, I might add.)
7. Acid Pants (Worst song on here due to lack of a coherent melody, but it's got a great beat to headbang to.)
8. Easy Serv (This one is a nice one to just sit back, relax, and eat a bowl of ice cream to.)
9. One Perfect Sunrise (This is far and away the best song on the album, and is very remniscient of Halcyon. And yes, that vocalist is Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance.)

Overall, it's a real shame that Orbital's final pre-breakup offering is not nearly as looked at as their early work. I also quite like The Altogether, the album right before this one. (They need to put that back up!) All in all, this is definitely a must-buy, but then again, all eight Orbital albums are must-buys in my opinion. If you ask me, you should check out their later stuff (i.e. this and The Altogether) first so that they grow on you more, then check out their clearly better earlier work. That way, all the Orbital albums are special to you in some way. If it's too late for that, oh well, this is still a must-buy!

Cool!

I like this music. I was just introduced to Orbital via Pandora. Some great tracks...my favorite is One Perfect Sunrise!

Biography

Formed: 1987 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Orbital became one of the biggest names in techno during the mid-'90s by solving the irreconcilable differences previously inherent in the genre: to stay true to the dance underground and, at the same time, force entry into the rock arena, where an album functions as an artistic statement — not a collection of singles — and a band's prowess is demonstrated by the actual performance of live music. Though Phil and Paul Hartnoll first charted with a single, the 1990 British Top 20 hit "Chime,"...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Electronic, Music, Dance, Techno
  • Released: Aug 10, 2004

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