OST - 24 Hour Party People

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Any collection that encompasses A Guy Called Gerald's peerless dance anthem "Voodoo Ray" and Joy Division's exquisite "Atmosphere" is "double double good," as the Happy Mondays' drug-addled singer Shaun Ryder used to quip. [#9, p.158]
  2. 100
    Nearly every song here can be called seminal without the slightest flinch. [Oct 2002, p.102]
  3. This is a sheer visceral delight. [May 2002, p.124]
  4. Nostalgic without sounding outdated, it's one bash worth revisiting.
  5. 80
    The album's sole fault (if you can call it that) is a tendency to stick with sure-fire classics. [Aug 2002, p.78]
  6. Fact is, if you know enough about Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays to want to watch the movie, you probably own everything on this record already.
  7. The collection is both definitive and diverse.
  8. 80
    A feast of post-punk and seminal house.
  9. If you're really into British dance music, you might actually own most of this album already, in which case you probably don't need it.
  10. Genre-wise, it's a schizophrenic shambles, yet somehow it all hangs together wonderfully as a solid, satisfying album.
  11. Better to track down this decade's insane explosion of tangents individually than to be given a brief summary by a hit-or-miss marketing device.
  12. 70
    Will prove a delight to punters pursuing a Best Madchester Compilation Ever! as long as they forget The Stone Roses ever existed, and assume Morrissey came from another planet. [May 2002, p.116]
  13. It works well as a very basic introduction to Factory's better-known groups: Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. NealS.
    Apr 20, 2007
    A great sample of what Factory were putting out at that time. And guys, The Stone Roses, were not on Factory. Which is probably why they didnt get a showing. Full Review »
  2. MacM
    May 12, 2004
    The best party album ever!... Ok, that's an obnoxious and lazy over-exaggeration. It's a bloody good party album with not one duff track.
  3. N.Batista
    Nov 24, 2002
    I already had the songs as a consequence of apreciating the Manchester music scene of the 70s and 80s. Of course, not having the Stone Roses present is a major gap that shouldn´t exist. Hacienda forever. Full Review »