Bangs & Works, Vol. 2: The Best of Chicago Footwork Image
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  • Summary: The second volume of tracks of footwork was again produced by Mike Paradinas.
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  1. Dec 2, 2011
    90
    It's good. Very good.
  2. Dec 2, 2011
    80
    Bang & Works Vol. 2 also captures a genre in transition, as both the old guard and the young producers increasingly look to other genres for a way to progress the sound, or at least re-flavour it.
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    80
    Bangs & Works Vol. 2 straddles a fine line between function and dysfunction, innocence and dissonance--and not once in its 26 track run does it ever get boring.
  4. The Wire
    Dec 8, 2011
    80
    The framework is so decentered there's barely a frame. That, it turns out, leaves room for the work. [Dec 2011, p.52]
  5. Q Magazine
    Dec 22, 2011
    80
    It shows the music, too, is undergoing rapid evolution. [Jan 2012, p.123]
  6. Dec 2, 2011
    78
    The second Bangs & Works is a marked improvement over its predecessor.