A Hundred Days Off

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  • Summary: The popular electronica band, now down to two members (founders Rick Smith and Karl Hyde) after the departure of DJ Darren Emerson, move forward with their first studio recording in three years, highlighted by 9-minute lead single "Two Months Off."
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
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  1. Their best album since Dubnobasswithmyheadman.
  2. 80
    What's so striking about A Hundred Days Off is that frontman/producer Hyde and producer Smith have reshaped Underworld as a duo without coming off as incomplete, overzealous, or jaded.
  3. The thundering beats, subdued vocals of indecipherable lyrics, and power packed riffs are all still there, but they've mellowed and everything is a bit softer around the edges.
  4. 80
    [Emerson's] absence has liberated rather than weakened Hyde and Smith. [Sep 2002, p.74]
  5. 70
    They have settled gracefully into the task of making a consistently glorious racket. [Oct 2002, p. 100]
  6. 60
    The good news is that practically nothing has changed. That's also the bad news. [#10, p.133]
  7. The songs lack the energy, the feeling, and even the melody of Underworld's classic records.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. MarkM.
    Sep 20, 2002
    10
    Fokin' grayt
  2. BitBurn
    Sep 20, 2002
    10
    Definitly an excellent album. I thought "Beaucoup Fish" was incredible but this one's even better. Plenty of hard house track plus some Definitly an excellent album. I thought "Beaucoup Fish" was incredible but this one's even better. Plenty of hard house track plus some smooth lounge music. A true winner! Get this album now!! Expand
  3. DavidS
    Jan 1, 2006
    10
    fucking great....highly recommended.
  4. MichelM.
    Sep 12, 2002
    9
    A fantastic return with a new energy and very inspired melodies.
  5. MartyG
    Apr 19, 2004
    8
    No myslim ze Underworld jasne ukazali svetu, ze rozhodne jeste nepatri do staryho zeleza. Ackoli "utrpeli mensi ztratu" po odchodu Darrena No myslim ze Underworld jasne ukazali svetu, ze rozhodne jeste nepatri do staryho zeleza. Ackoli "utrpeli mensi ztratu" po odchodu Darrena Emmersona, je videt ze jejich sverazny styl to nijak zvlast neovlivnilo. Zkratka, Underworld sou, podle me, i nadale premianti v teto oblasti elektronicke hudby. Jen tak dal hosi!! NOTE: Please forgive me that I didn't use English. I couldn't manage it very well :-) Expand
  6. georgi
    Sep 24, 2002
    8
    this album pushes the band into new directions, perhaps made possible by the departure of legendary darren emerson. there are few tracks that this album pushes the band into new directions, perhaps made possible by the departure of legendary darren emerson. there are few tracks that will jump out immediately, but this is percisely the album's strength in my opinion. i find myself coming back to it especially late at night. in that sense it is just like the perfection of 2nd toughest during a lonely midnight drive. Expand
  7. YannickJ.
    Sep 20, 2002
    7
    it grows on you, It's easy to listen to it from start to finish without skiping tracks. Nice music for pretty much any situation. I love it grows on you, It's easy to listen to it from start to finish without skiping tracks. Nice music for pretty much any situation. I love it the much when I walk outside Expand

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