Loudboxer - Speedy J
Loudboxer Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The Netherlands-based techno artist returns with his fifth album, which is less experimental than previous efforts, instead offering a seamless set of hardcore techno.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    An album of sheer brutal force. [Jul 2002, p.79]
  2. Loudboxer revisits stark, pounding techno at a moment when the genre's fallen from favor, in the process revitalizing the form. [Aug 2002, p.84]
  3. Many of the tracks on the latter half of the release simply don't change that much, and for that reason it's a little hard to just pop in the player and sit down to listen to unless you're into repetitive, harsh electronic dance music.
  4. The album does offer the listener the high-quality mix CD that techno purists have long suspected Speedy J could deliver.
  5. I'm used to hearing more layers in this type of music, and the simplicity here is surprising -- not necessarily in a good way.
  6. Though Speedy J does pure techno as good as he did his earlier experimental productions, it's a shame he's gotten back to the kind of tracks that DJ Hyperactive could be knocking out in his sleep.
  7. 60
    Loudboxer stands apart from other utilitarian dance music in its hypnotic sense of space. [#8, p.124]

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. TheoC
    Jul 14, 2006
    10
    I'm very serious here: this is my nr1 album of all time!! :)
  2. orelr
    Feb 6, 2005
    9
    an album with rare beats and perfect sound... in my opinion is sevntrak the best track in this cd
  3. MongBean
    Aug 29, 2002
    7
    Not too bad...reminds me of old progressive techno with a dash of dark undercurrents. Prefer his older stuff but still good.