Booming Back At You

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  • Summary: The Dutch electronic artist, known most recently for his remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation," releases his fifth studio album.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. His fifth album puts the Dutchman in the company of the Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx and Paul Oakenfold: those rare dance producers who have the artistic fortitude to create a fully realized, addictive long-player.
  2. Alternative Press
    JXL's enthusiastic proficiency is largely consistent throughout. [Apr 2008, p.162]
  3. Q Magazine
    There's a slightly dated stadium-house feel to th rest.... Still, when he thrills, he truly thrills. [Apr 2008, p.108]
  4. Not enough to raise him above "the guy who remixed Elvis" and no great disappointment either.
  5. Under The Radar
    Tom Holkenborg returns with a dance album that's likely to appeal to the 13-year-old videogamer. [Spring 2008, p.88]
  6. Lackluster sound quality, predictable track construction, and the utter absence of emotional push and/or pull yield a record that comes off more like a product placement than a work of art.
  7. 30
    From the shirtless thunder of the title track to the shrill electroclash cover of Siouxzee and the Banshee’s 'Cities of Dust' and 'Mad Pursuit,' a moody attempt at sextronica, the real question is, what is the intended audience for this admittedly diverse yet inexplicably dated collection of electronic tunes?

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  1. JoeB.
    Mar 25, 2008
    A bit repetitve and long on every song.