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post Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
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post Oct 27 2008, 11:28 AM
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LOGGER RHYTHMS - LOGGER

With so many tracks, it seems like Logger has tried to include something from every genre possible, like a smorgasboard of sound, but it is crushed under the weight of its ambitions. I guess it fits loosely into a few different sections, but the vast majority fail to convince. I wanted to like a lot of it, as there were few kinds of music featured which I would ordinarily listenly, but most were average at best, while the worst were just plain awful. A shame that the skip button was employed so regularly on subsequent listens, but that's just the way it is.

01: Had high hopes for this one - it starts off with a really groovy feel, with a perky melody and a punchy beat, but ultimately, it goes nowhere and just drags on for far too long. Shame.

02: Ooh...very silly robot voice and some pretty outdated and outmoded computer noises for this unexceptional piece of techno. Bearable perhaps in a Quasar waiting room, but embarassing anywhere else.

03: By far the best one yet. Repetitive certainly, but there's a warm vibe running through it making it more of a pleasure to listen to. And just enough variety to keep things interesting. Good.

04: A well-loved voice introduces this track, of which I admire the intention, cutting through various public figures and ideas, both well-regarded and not so well-regarded, before turning on everyone, including themselves, but its mix of rough and raw angst and know-it-all attitude, supposedly tempered by its declaration of self-suckiness, is not exactly endearing.

05: A short jokey country ditty that revels in setting a bad example, but it's not particularly entertaining.

06: Really good beat to this one, with some spiky, sparky moments that sound contemporary but the vocals have a cutie-pie style of delivery which seems better suited to an 80s film soundtrack. Still, it's rather nice overall.

07: Speedy noisy sweaty rock for speeding down highways. Not always my kind of thing, but its short, sharp and very much to the point, so hard to dislike.

08: Killer7-style whisperspeak, Vangelis synth, Aphex Twin beats and a pre-school melody: all the elements. Big big shame then about the stupid vocals. In the right mood, it might make me giggle a little, but 99% of the time, it's just irritating.

09: A teeny interlude that has a tropical island lilt with added Fisher-Price xylophone charm. Weird and all the better for it.

10: Some nice harmonising, but there's not a great deal to it. Unmemorable.

11: A mix of trippiness and cosiness makes for an odd yet pleasing track. Relaxing and perplexing, but nice to listen to.

12: Grinding and wailing guitars, but the mournful singing certainly position it in the melancholic rock section of your record store. It's nothing special, but fine all the same.

13: The complete opposite to track 12 - a bright, brash party number filled with fun that wouldn't be out of place on the Samba De Amigo soundtrack. The highlight of the compilation, but its placing on the tracklist is the most jarring.

14: Jungle, right? Guh...the human mind can only take so much, and this track almost defeated mine. Not for me, thanks...Skip, SKIP, SKIP!

15: A bit better this one, with a few more aspects to it I can admire but it still sounds like a bunch of ill-fitting samples cobbled together on someone's PlayStation ten years ago. If the compilation goes on like this any further, I might need an aspirin.

16: I thought this was gonna give me a break, but once the wibbly-wobbly electronica is slipped in, my brain wants to give up. What could have been a nice bit of soothing respite is marred by THAT noise. Plus, the beat is incredibly unnecessary.

17: Again, I was promised niceness, but the warping suggests I will once again be denied the solace I seek. Actually, once the tune proper kicks in, it's not too bad really. Coulda been better, but it's okay.

18: Mr. Track 4 returns to introduce the penultimate piece, a rather ordinary indie sing-a-long. His top 5, maybe, but it's not even in my top 5 of this compilation.

19: Thankfully, the closer is a nice one to end on: classic rock with a quintessential Britishness to the lyrics, leaving less of a bitter taste in the mouth had it ended, say, 5 tracks previous.

4/10

Sorry! But a tracklist would still be appreciated!
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- Sostie   TAPE LOOP - Reviews   Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Aug 25 2008, 03:35 AM
- - logger   Baz - Side A: Rockin' Tracks 1. Put a big smi...   Aug 25 2008, 04:23 PM
- - Rua   Logger Logger Rhythms 1. A Fuzz Townshend /B.R....   Aug 28 2008, 01:58 PM
- - Ade   I like the disc title. Anyway, here's my rev...   Aug 30 2008, 01:56 PM
- - Kick in the Head   HELLO DARLING - WIFE OF ROLEX Once more Wife of R...   Aug 31 2008, 09:59 AM
- - maian   Why So Cheerious? by Rua. Track 1: We kick off wi...   Aug 31 2008, 07:06 PM
- - Jon 79   THE SELDOM KEEN SID - Maian 1. It's simplisti...   Aug 31 2008, 10:18 PM
- - Kick in the Head   EVERY NOW AND THEN - JON 79 I couldn't really...   Sep 13 2008, 02:46 PM
- - Baz   So Fresh Its Still Green - Ade Track 1 Good ro...   Sep 15 2008, 07:56 AM
- - Rua   Baz - Side A: Rockin' Tracks 1. Choral singin...   Sep 15 2008, 12:28 PM
- - logger   Ade - "So Fresh Off The Press It's Still ...   Sep 16 2008, 12:11 AM
- - Jon 79   Why So Cheerious? - Rua. 1. A great start. Fantas...   Sep 23 2008, 08:48 PM
- - Kick in the Head   THE SELDOM KEEN SID - MAIAN An incongruousness (i...   Sep 28 2008, 11:55 AM
- - logger   Noise Museum - Kick in the Head 1. Modern art sch...   Sep 29 2008, 08:58 PM
- - Rua   Ade - "So Fresh Off The Press It's Still ...   Sep 30 2008, 03:57 PM
- - maian   Logger - Logger Rhythms 1. Slightly overlong open...   Oct 1 2008, 06:19 PM
- - Jon 79   Logger Rhythms 1.Love this opening track. Funky b...   Oct 6 2008, 09:45 PM
- - Rua   Noise Museum by Kick In The Head. Like the cover ...   Oct 9 2008, 02:33 PM
- - Kick in the Head   WHY SO CHEERIOUS? - RUA Rua doesn't disappoin...   Oct 11 2008, 04:24 PM
- - logger   Hello Darling - Wife Of Rolex 1. Sounds of the su...   Oct 13 2008, 04:42 PM
- - maian   Baz Side A - Rockin' Tracks Track 1 - Epic i...   Oct 15 2008, 04:00 PM
- - maian   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Oct 15 2008, 05:08 PM
- - Rua   Hello Darling Wife Of Rolex Exquisite little co...   Oct 23 2008, 01:46 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Rua @ Oct 23 2008, 02:46 PM) Oh Wi...   Oct 23 2008, 03:07 PM
- - Rua   It's a beautiful thing.   Oct 23 2008, 03:08 PM
- - logger   Jon 79 - Every Now And Then 1. Pleasantish but ra...   Oct 23 2008, 09:19 PM
- - Kick in the Head   LOGGER RHYTHMS - LOGGER With so many tracks, it s...   Oct 27 2008, 11:28 AM
- - Jon 79   Baz Side A Rockin' 1. A 10 minute cheese epi...   Oct 27 2008, 10:25 PM
- - Rua   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Nov 7 2008, 04:56 PM
- - Jon 79   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Nov 23 2008, 04:03 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Baz Side A - Rockin' 1. An epic choral open...   Nov 23 2008, 07:56 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Nov 23 2008, 10:00 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Nov 23 2008, 10:00...   Dec 3 2008, 05:13 PM
- - Kick in the Head   SIDE A/SIDE B - BAZ Nice design, and a good conce...   Nov 24 2008, 01:28 PM
- - Kick in the Head   SO FRESH OFF THE PRESS, IT'S STILL GREEN - ADE...   Nov 26 2008, 07:51 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Nov 26 2008, 07...   Nov 27 2008, 05:01 AM
- - Jon 79   Noise Museum - Kick In The Head 1. Musically this...   Dec 1 2008, 01:45 AM
- - maian   Wife of Rolex - Hello Darling 1. Starts out inter...   Dec 3 2008, 06:30 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Ooof!   Dec 3 2008, 07:17 PM
- - Jon 79   Hello Darling - Wife of Rolex 1. Nice Indian tune...   Dec 22 2008, 06:07 PM
- - logger   The Seldom Keen Sid - maian 1. Moroderesque beats...   Feb 2 2009, 03:13 PM
- - logger   I was just about to post my review of Rua's cd...   Feb 2 2009, 04:17 PM
|- - Rua   QUOTE (logger @ Feb 2 2009, 04:17 PM) I w...   Feb 2 2009, 04:26 PM
- - logger   It's just that I was about to post it, I would...   Feb 2 2009, 04:28 PM
- - Rua   That is really annoying. My out of work email does...   Feb 2 2009, 04:31 PM


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