Bunkka - Paul Oakenfold
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  • Summary: Legendary producer/remixer/DJ Paul Oakenfold (Happy Mondays, Perfecto Records) has finally gotten around to releasing an album as an artist. Vocals on this 11-track set come from the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, Nelly Furtado, Tricky, Perry Farrell, Grant Lee Phillips, and Emiliana Torrini.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Diverse and constantly engaging.
  2. Kudos for making such a disparate collection hang together as a cohesive, upbeat, infectious whole.
  3. Yes, it's eclectic and he hasn't just slapped together a ragbag of Ibeefa anfums, but this record essentially suffers from a lack of ambition.
  4. The album works because Oakenfold has abandoned the stylistic limits of trance yet brought the genre's tuneful oomph to tracks with a little more personality.
  5. It was a phenomenal album two years ago, when it was called Movement In Still Life and BT released it. Now, in 2002, it just seems dated.
  6. 40
    Bunkka proves he can't write songs to save his slipmats. [#8, p.120]
  7. File under: Bunkum. [21 June 2002, p.84]

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  1. AlexB.
    Sep 2, 2002
    10
    I kinda like it. Sounds like a movie soundtrack, and that's pretty cool.
  2. StephenS.
    Sep 22, 2002
    10
    Southern Sun IS the song for 2002... greatest hit of the year here in Malta
  3. Liam"Cacu"Devlin
    Aug 29, 2002
    8
    it has a fair good pack of upbeat songs...& some others that aren't so good. It seems though that songs are not really connected, theres it has a fair good pack of upbeat songs...& some others that aren't so good. It seems though that songs are not really connected, theres no album as a hole. I don't know..maybe I'm just being a dick!. ...As an overall this CD rocks!. Its a must have for every Oakenfold fan...or dance-house music fan. Expand
  4. BitBurn
    Sep 20, 2002
    7
    Interesting record but not as consistent as the Oakenfold I was knew. A bit too hip-hoping to my taste. However, I must say, the song Interesting record but not as consistent as the Oakenfold I was knew. A bit too hip-hoping to my taste. However, I must say, the song "Southern Sun" with vocals from Carla Werner is simply unbelievable! Too bad the feel of that song isn't felt on the entire album. Still, a good record. Expand
  5. SimonB
    May 13, 2008
    6
    Paul Oakenfold's most notable album. Even if it does drench in pop sauce and stinks of "PLEASE PUT ME ON THE CHARTS" all over, it Paul Oakenfold's most notable album. Even if it does drench in pop sauce and stinks of "PLEASE PUT ME ON THE CHARTS" all over, it manages to sound good. Nevermind the songs with lyrics in them, they're unworthy of notice. Yet, the beats are catchy. I found myself listening to Harder They Fall, but not to Nelly Furtado nor that other guy she sings with. Ready Steady Go starts an album that seems very promising but then just shows there was nothing in its hand. Losing the bets, it just minimizes its great intro and replaces it with soft pop songs with good synths. Zoo York admirably immitates Requiem For a Dream's musical anthem, while the "Coke AD" song works nicely when just attempting to chill out. I like it, really. It could have been better, though. Expand

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