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Old 06-14-2006, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A Certain Ratio

Been listening to them a lot lately.

It`s fair to say that they probably spent most of their career under the shadow of Joy Division at Factory, but that shouldn`t detract from some of the stuff they did.

They`re a good mix of of post punk with funk influences.I`ve seen them described as Joy Division mixed with James Brown , which is probably true for their first single but it doesn`t really do justice for the rest.

anyway here`s a link for Early , a retrospective collection of some of the bands work at their peak from 81-85.

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Sweet, I've been meaning to get into them.

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Old 06-14-2006, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A Certain Ratio are pretty top notch, I always find myself making compararions to Gang of Four when listening to them which, generally is a good thing. I'd Like To See You Again is my favourite album, though they never made an albums worth of material that stood out to me, just a couple of great songs each album.
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a band that only brits seemed to ever like... what i've heard I thought was pretty dull...

will give that link a try tho
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I have Early and I love it, but I hear the rest of their output is pretty uneven and they don't really have any albums worth buying. Is that true?
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Pretty much.

They seem to be one of these bands that deteriorate with every album , they became more & more electronic with each album. To Each their first albums is where most of the Joy Division comparisons came in. Sextet & I'd Like to See You Again are more funk & electronica based.
Anything after those three are really not worth bothering with.
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I like them a lot. To Each and Sextet are my favorite albums. They're not really the best at making a good album but they do write damn good songs.
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