'64 - '95 - Lemon Jelly
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  • Summary: The English duo's third album is composed entirely of samples from their personal record collections, falling between the years 1964 and 1995.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Perhaps their best outing yet.
  2. Though sampling has been done to death, the stealthiness which which Deakin and Franglen incorporate their borrowed material will be required study for wannabe producers and hop-headz; in that regard, it's on a par with the seminal Paul's Boutique.
  3. Being sampled by Lemon Jelly on this astonishing new album is nothing less than an honor.
  4. 70
    The tone is less whimsical, occasionally ecstatic, and at times reminiscent of big beat. [Mar 2005, p.91]
  5. Despite the wide range of musical styles used here, each one is absorbed into that unique Jellies sound, smoothed and polished almost beyond recognition into a sumptuous, unthreatening ambient groove with echoes of The Orb, Groove Armada and Zero 7.
  6. '64-'95 succeeds when Lemon Jelly stick to their bread and butter: pleasant and facile ambience.
  7. 20
    Feels like a product of the past. Not the distant past, either, where at least its retrofits could be forgiven as homage. Lemon Jelly captures electronica circa 1993. [#67, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. jayman
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    Okay. So, I've had this cd a month now. At first I would've thrown a 6 or 7 rating at this, but it grows baby. Great headphone material and something new is discovered at every listen. If you've listened to this album, don't disregard it. Put it back on and let it guide it's way back into your brain. Expand
  2. JakeL
    Apr 21, 2005
    10
    I've never had an album grow on me like this did - listen again, and again if necessary. It's stunningly brilliant.
  3. Patrick
    Nov 4, 2007
    10
    Few electronic albums are able to stretch a smile across my face as wide as Lemon Jelly's incomparable pastiche exercise, '64-95.' Taste oughtn't be argued, but this is certainly one of my favorites. Expand
  4. StarFox
    Jan 31, 2005
    9
    Wow. This album is insnae.... a complete journey of sight (!!) and sound featuring textures of the past and present intricately woven together. The samples are ones that you've probably never heard before creating a newness and vitatlity to the work. But even better is the DVD. Skip the CD, and go startight fro the DVD. This is a visual album and what Lemon Jelly has created transcends art to create experience. Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2013
    8
    As many other reviews have said, this album sis a grower! After one complete listen through I was really disappointed. After KY & Lost Horizons I considered 64-95 to be quite a lazy album. A band with immense vision and talent who had only used about half it...

    However after a few more listens I'd say this album is actually very good. In some ways it is more subtle than the previous 2, it is not as quirky, jolly or humorous but it is the tiny little embellishments that build the album into a whole. One of those albums that you can hear something different everytime you play it.
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  6. DanielS
    Jun 7, 2005
    8
    starts slowly then grows into a monster. very much a sample/sequencer moment, but in no way does that affect the overall musical interest. some real gems too(don't stop now/shouty track) Expand
  7. chriss
    Feb 26, 2005
    3
    'my first sequencer/sampler' springs to mind, a big dissapointment. soundbites sounded interesting but when i bought the album it just felt uninspiring. poor. Expand

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