Grinderman 2 RMX

Album Review of Grinderman 2 RMX by Grinderman.

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Grinderman 2 RMX

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Grinderman 2 RMX by Grinderman

Release Date: Apr 17, 2012
Record label: Mute
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

60 Music Critic Score
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Grinderman 2 RMX - Average, Based on 5 Critics

PopMatters - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

In recent years Nick Cave’s faultlessness has become blindingly apparent. A side project isn’t customarily known to overshadow a primary band. With Grinderman, however, Cave rediscovered his dirtier, darker muse and became inspired enough to release two albums that overshadow more recent Bad Seeds offerings. Suddenly, Cave growing a sleazy moustache made sense.

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Pitchfork - 60
Based on rating 6.0/10
60

The idea of Nick Cave as a remix-appropriate diva is such an excellent one that you might wonder why his hideous shrieks and cadaverous croon haven't been pillaged by DJs a hundred times over. House music, at least, has always had a taste for mixing religious ecstasy into worldly grooves, even if house producers have tended to draw more from the uplifting end of the gospel spectrum. But there's also been a side of house that's reveled in sampling hellfire condemnations and apocalyptic oratory from folks who probably wouldn't set foot in the secular houses of sin where dance music lives.

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AllMusic - 50
Based on rating 5/10
50

Grinderman's second remix collection features collaborations and reinterpretations, and of course remixes of songs from Grinderman 2. The cast is interesting: Robert Fripp, Nick Zinner, Barry Adamson, Andrew Weatherall, Joshua Homme, UNKLE, and more. Asking whether or not this collection is desirable is completely different than asking if it's necessary.

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Delusions of Adequacy
Their review was only somewhat favourable

Although the re-explosion of vinyl as an art form and audiophile medium has performed a positive role in both reconnecting with and rewarding physical music buyers, the spectre of exploiting rekindled faith has been a little too tempting for the record industry to resist. Hence, amongst other recurring vinyl trends has been the revival of the remix 12”. Once a sometimes dubious ‘80s/’90s phenomenon for securing extra needle and sales time for more pop and dance orientated artists, remix 12 inchers have now opened their grooves to less obviously susceptible artists.

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The Quietus
Their review was only somewhat favourable

Once upon a time the remix of a rock record consisted of little more than adding several bars of an instrumental breakdown after the second chorus, about an extra two minutes of beats with beefed-up Linn drums and some splash pads over the snare throughout. Money for old rope to be sure but at ….

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