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  • Summary: Norman Cook (also known as Fatboy Slim) releases his debut album under the alias The BPA.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Cook bursts back with Brighton Port Authority, a project that liberates him from the "electronic dance artist" identity crisis and allows his production talents to shine.
  2. The setting of its creation and the open mindedness of its creators allow for an unfettered approach to music-making that stops things from getting stale--or clashing with each other for that matter. [Winter 20009, p.70]
  3. 60
    Some tracks feel throwaway, but goodtime vibes prevail. [Apr 2009, p.80]
  4. Even if this Boat doesn't always stay afloat, Cook's eager-to-please melodic sensibilities can still get jaws a-smilin'. [Mar 2009, p.116]
  5. 60
    The mellow rethink helps Cook get over his sweaty ’90s heyday, and his buddies sound equally liberated.
  6. Every synth setting and drum sound and vocal technique on I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is a pastiche of a sort of thing you've heard before.
  7. Sound smart? It would be if he hadn’t served it up with such flaccid beats.

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  1. misterhaan
    Feb 6, 2009
    9
    I had some time to get into toe jam, seattle, he's frank, and should i stay or should i blow before this cd was available. in the past I had some time to get into toe jam, seattle, he's frank, and should i stay or should i blow before this cd was available. in the past i've bought cds with less than four good songs, and i like most fatboy slim, so i picked this up through amazon a few days before the everywhere else release. for me, all of these songs have a getting to know you period, by which i mean they started as okay songs and got better after each of the first few times i listened to them. Expand