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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Les Edwards

It's hard to believe that ten years already passed since 1995, but it's even harder to believe that ELEVEN years passed since 1994. Strangely, it's not the same thing. In 1994 one of the most important and classic albums in the history of popular music was released - The Prodigy's "Music for the Jilted Generation". I finally bought it yesterday - only 30 NIS in Hatav Hashmini. It's about time. The album is not very groundbreaking - electronic dance music was made way back in the 70's. It's not very original - the greatest hit, "No Good (Start the Dance)" is mostly a replayed sample of another song and i dond't think that they invented even this idea either. It's repetitive, primitive, drug-use-encouraging - but it's FUN. It's so well made and perfect (and it has some live flute, guitar and drums ... respect. Respect??). And, even ignoring the fillerless tracklisting, it's worth buying for its liner notes artwork. The artist that created it is named Les Edwards and apparently he's quite famous and prolific. You can find the Prodigy painting under the misc section at his website (it's the first one in the sidebar).

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