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  • Summary: 'Production' is a solo album from the French producer best known for his work with Madonna (who returns the favor by adding vocals to one track here).
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
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  1. For all its irrepressible sonic whimsy, Production also reveals quite a bit of unexpected depth.
  2. 80
    Mirwais lays down grooves that aren't even sensual; they're rambunctiously horny.
  3. It's all remarkably effective. In capturing "the ghost in the machine," Mirwais has made a most warm and humane album.
  4. Production is a dance record, but Mirwais is no mere slave to the rhythm. While other artists keep the BPM pumped up, the songs here drift and simmer. "V.I. (The Last Words She Said Before Leaving," for example, creeps along at a funereal pace for more than six minutes and doesn't catch much of a beat until four minutes in.
  5. Mixer
    Unrestrained by the limits of producing a radio-friendly album, Mirwais produced an excellent album that can be appreciated by both fans and critics of Madonna. [Apr 2001, p.92]
  6. Something of a mixed bag, "Production" teeters between grating aimlessness and uniquely dark, claustrophobically compressed runs through the Vocoder-happy lands of French house music.
  7. What could have been a huge breakthrough instead sounds staid, as if he were so used to rocking the house that he didn't want to risk rocking the boat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. JeanR.
    Oct 21, 2001
    One of the best albums of 2000! Each song symbolizes something special in its own way! Brilliant sound effects and PRODUCTION!
  2. teop
    Nov 28, 2005
    the best album of 2001