uni / universal
our score: 1.5 out of 5.0
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Blue... I'm Blue... I'm Blue... Enough!
months into the new millennium and so far there has been a noticeable
lack of get-up-and-dance pop bands blistering their way up the
charts. But have no fear, because the vacuum is about to be filled
by Eiffel 65 and their bass-heavy debut album, Europop.
where 2 Unlimited left off in the 90s, Eiffel 65 are a kind of
3 Unlimited, just as cheesy and wearing matching E-65 outfits
on the album cover of my copy. Everybody will recognise the album's
greatest track, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" after it shot up
the single charts last summer and became an instant dancefloor
hit. And while Blue's quality as a dance record is undeniable,
it's just a pity that nothing else on Europop comes up
to that kind of standard, the other 12 songs being nothing but
leg-tapping pulp for Friday nights out.
Your Body" is the second single and went straight into the
top 5, but it's nothing special and blends into other unremarkable
tracks like "Too Much Of Heaven" and "Living In
A Bubble." The other decent effort is "My Console,"
a homage to the Sony Playstation in the unmistakable style of
influenced heavily by pop-culture themes, with endless Internet
and 21st Century references, but at the end of the day there are
few new ideas and the electronic voice that found fame on "Blue
(Da Ba Dee)" is so over-played on every track that you will
end up hating it.
Blue (Da Ba Dee)
2. Too Much Of Heaven
3. Dub In Life
4. Living In A Bubble
5. Move Your Body
6. My Console
7. Your Clown
8. Another Race
9. The Edge
10. Now Is Forever
11. Silicon World
13. Hyperlink (Deep Down)
14. Blue (Da Ba Dee) - (Extended Mix)