Furious Angels - Rob Dougan
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  • Summary: Best known for his 1995 single "Clubbed To Death" (which itself is best known as the background music for numerous commercials and a little film called "The Matrix"), producer Rob Dougan finally arrives with his full-length debut, which features that hit as well as newer, moreBest known for his 1995 single "Clubbed To Death" (which itself is best known as the background music for numerous commercials and a little film called "The Matrix"), producer Rob Dougan finally arrives with his full-length debut, which features that hit as well as newer, more orchestral-leaning electronic tracks. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Thankfully... this reissue comes with a bonus instrumental disc, allowing the orchestral menace to speak for itself. [Oct 2003, p.127]
  2. 80
    The greatest album ZTT never released. [Oct 2003, p.134]
  3. 60
    A diverting listen. [Jun 2003, p.94]
  4. 41
    Too painful to be background music. [#5, p.89]
  5. There are no great ideas, or stunning movements, just ego-driven mush set to chocolate box arrangements. Oh, and a tendency towards the kind of vocals that Pink Floyd or Chris Rea might have been proud of.
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  1. johnp
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    Easily 10 marks for this CD. Id never heard of this musician before I got the Matrix out on DVD, now his music sits proud next to my Easily 10 marks for this CD. Id never heard of this musician before I got the Matrix out on DVD, now his music sits proud next to my collection of Bowie classics. You'll never hear music like this again in a good while. The song 'Clubbed to Death' is as good as it was back in 1995 and is one of the songs you just know, without knowing you know that you know. Surprisingly there is not a song that fails to match it on sheer quality and emotion. The gripping 'Left me For Dead' with Dougans gritty vocals left me in awe and 'Will you follow me?' is incredibly uplifting. If this album was a movie, 5 stars, but as a CD, 10 Stars. Expand
  2. SeanM
    Aug 7, 2003
    10
    The melodies are an eclectic mix that defies category, genre or type warranting its very own new section in the aisles of music stores. The The melodies are an eclectic mix that defies category, genre or type warranting its very own new section in the aisles of music stores. The vocals are gravelly, rough and raw renderings of a gut wrenching personal journey that deep down strikes an all too familiar chord with every jilted lover. The lyrics are the real treasure especially on the tracks 'Left Me For Dead' and 'Drinking Song'. Both masterful poetic portrayals of a love gone bad, a heart torn in two and a tortured soul. The album, in one word, remarkable. I can't wait for his second album. Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2014
    10
    We have all heard a tune off this great album,whether it be a tv show, advert, or film.
    If you love music I can't recommend this album high
    We have all heard a tune off this great album,whether it be a tv show, advert, or film.
    If you love music I can't recommend this album high enough.

    Rob Dougan is a talented man, a hugely underrated album.
    To echo Kerub88 new album please.
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  4. AndrewC
    Nov 5, 2003
    10
    I have been waiting years for a album like this. Fantasic beats and orchestral music.
  5. JerryP
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    Adictive and inspired. Artists don't put in this much effort often... treasure it.
  6. JasonB
    Mar 5, 2007
    10
    Greatest album ever written. Can't wait for his second album due in 07
  7. MaxP
    Apr 21, 2007
    8
    A vey strong few tracks on this album, but the mood is definitely dropped as the album progresses, and the closing song (Clubbed to Death II) A vey strong few tracks on this album, but the mood is definitely dropped as the album progresses, and the closing song (Clubbed to Death II) brings back the opening mood poorly in comparison with the Coda. Still srtong nonetheless, with excellent chordal and counterpoint writing. Expand

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