EMF Schubert Dip
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- Released: May 7, 1991
- Label: EMI Europe Generic
Q - 6/914 Stars - Excellent - "...an ideal soundtrack, raucous, just out of control and rather a lot of fun...it's obvious a higher intelligence is at work...noisy and abrasive enough to satisfy their fans, it also displays a musicianship and grasp of songwriting..." Stereo Review (9/91) - Performance "Very poppy" / Recording "Good" - "...The rhythms...shift smoothly from disco loping to sharp-as-a-tack rock stutter- snaps...relentlessly inventive..."
Melody Maker - 12/91Ranked #30 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991
- 2.Long Summer Days
- 3.When You're Mine
- 4.Travelling Not Running
- 5.I Believe
- 7.Girl Of An Age
- 8.Admit It
EMF: James Atkin (vocals); Ian Dench (guitar, keyboards); Zac Foley (bass); Mark Decloedt (drums); Derry Brownson (samples).
Additional personnel: Claudia Fontaine, Sindy Finn, Laurane McIntosh (background vocals); DJ Milf.
Contains "special slice of life" footage.
Personnel: Claudia Fontaine (vocals, background vocals); James Atkin (vocals); Ian Dench (guitar, keyboards); Mark de Cloedt (drums); Derry Brownson (sampler).
Audio Mixers: Ian Dench; Ralph Jezzard.
Photographer: Kevin Westenberg.
"Unbelievable" was so insanely infectious that many who were introduced to EMF by that single went out and purchased Schubert Dip in the hope that the rest of the album would be equally strong. But unfortunately, most of the CD fell short of "Unbelievable"'s excellence. This isn't to say that Schubert Dip is a bad album -- far from it, in fact. But weighed against "Unbelievable"'s dizzying infectiousness, distinctly British dance/rock/pop offerings like "Girl of an Age," "Children," and the follow-up single "Lies" are fairly catchy, but nonetheless mildly disappointing. The only song that comes close to packing the punch of "Unbelievable" is the intoxicating "Long Summer Days." For the most part, Schubert Dip is a prime example of an album that is simply decent when it should have been excellent. ~ Alex Henderson
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