A Lively Mind - Paul Oakenfold
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40

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  • Summary: 'A Lively Mind' is the second artist album for the veteran DJ, producer and remixer. Guest vocalists include actress Brittany Murphy, Pharrell Williams and Grandmaster Flash.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Further illustrate[s] Oakenfold's sonic skills and celebrity contacts. [9 Jun 2006, p.139]
  2. Some serene, wide-angle numbers toward the end help a lot, making this safe album easier to recommend to the longtime trance addict.
  3. Instead of finding a different voice as a writer and producer of original material, Oakenfold seems trapped by dance-music genre conventions. [28 May 2006]
  4. 40
    These thumping, Ibiza-inflected excursions into pop and R&B aren't quite as catchy [as "Starry Eyed Surprise"]. [Jun 2006, p.83]
  5. 40
    Mind plays like a collection of tracks destined for car commercials, Hollywood movies and Superbowl half-time shows. [Apr 2006, p.90]
  6. Too many tracks meander aimlessly without finding the perfect beat.
  7. A Lively Mind... stutters slip-shod through its unoriginal sounds, even more disappointing as these are unoriginal even by Paul Oakenfold’s standards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 15 out of 18