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  • Summary: This debut disc for the New York duo of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner was originally released in 2001 on Germany's International Deejay Gigolos label and immediately generated such buzz (partly due to the album's infectious 'electroclash' sound, and partly due to the pair's notoriety inThis debut disc for the New York duo of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner was originally released in 2001 on Germany's International Deejay Gigolos label and immediately generated such buzz (partly due to the album's infectious 'electroclash' sound, and partly due to the pair's notoriety in the fashion scene) that English label Ministry Of Sound snapped up the album (and the duo) for a reported £2 million. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Fischerspooner might be harking back to a more colourful age, but '#1', more than any other album apart from, perhaps, 'Original Pirate Material' is very much The Sound Of Now.
  2. Points to a genius that should overtake the world of IDM like a funky tsunami. [Jul 2002, p.81]
  3. To even acknowledge #1 is to endorse a deliberately hollow and airy scheme, but to ignore it is to miss one of the best musical artifacts of the nu-electro movement.
  4. 60
    Sometimes the music can feel as cold and clinical as Kraftwerk, but even then, the lyrics emote wildly. [Jun/Jul 2002, p.106]
  5. 60
    The album's polished sheen and lack of emotional focus may disappoint electro-trash devotees accustomed to low-rent sleaze and punky rawness. [Jun 2002, p.118]
  6. It's both impressive and pointless. [28 Feb 2003, p.79]
  7. #1 is a mixture of sounds already available on many Human League, 808 State and Heaven 17 records, arranged by amateurs exploring their self-obsessed, nerdy sexuality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. JayL
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    Pure genius.
  2. TristanP.
    Jun 21, 2002
    10
    absolutely fab*
  3. DavidB
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    still fresh after all these years! so yesterday it's tomorrow
  4. edgara
    Mar 2, 2005
    9
    I heard the music before I saw the shows. The addicting beats latch on to your ears and dont let go. Very enjoyable stuff...very.
  5. JamesK
    Jan 4, 2007
    9
    I would say 3/4 of this cd is the best electro-pop ever produced-emerge being the highlight.The remainder falls a bit flat compared to the I would say 3/4 of this cd is the best electro-pop ever produced-emerge being the highlight.The remainder falls a bit flat compared to the dizzy heights of emerge & the like but still an awe-inspiring debut and highly recommended!! Expand
  6. KS2
    Mar 4, 2003
    8
    This album is good. Although it is a total rip off, its a good rip off. So go rip it off.
  7. RuediZ
    Jan 10, 2003
    5
    50 % great, funny and funky tracks (The 15th, Emerge) and 50 % dull ones...

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