Slam ‎– Year Zero

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This World 5:35
Kill The Pain 4:42
Fast Lane 4:45
Metropolitan Cosmopolitan 3:23
Blow Your Mind 4:24
Lie To Me 6:23
Known Pleasures 6:05
Bright Lights Fading 5:32
Ghost Electric 4:02
Human 5:29

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMA CD038 Slam Year Zero(CD, Album) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA CD038 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SOMA LP 38, Soma LP038 Slam Year Zero(2xLP) Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings SOMA LP 38, Soma LP038 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SOMA LP 38 Slam Year Zero(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA LP 38 UK 2004 Sell This Version
KCCD-146 Slam Year Zero(CD, Album) KSR KCCD-146 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 64135 2 9 Slam Year Zero(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Labels 7243 8 64135 2 9 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
SOMACD038P Slam Year Zero(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Soma Quality Recordings SOMACD038P UK 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 64136 28 Slam Year Zero(CD, Album, Promo, Copy Prot.) Soma Quality Recordings, Labels 7243 8 64136 28 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

December 17, 2014
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, SOMA CD038

While YEAR ZERO continues with the pop sensibilities of ALIEN RADIO, there's a noticeable sharper twinkle here. The opening track, "This World," has a lovely message, a driving melody, and solid vocals from Tyrone Palmer, while "Kill the Pain" brings back Dot Allison for some mysterious electro. Sure, the vocals on "Fast Lane" and "Metropolitan Cosmopolitan" aren't as strong, but the slow electro groove of "Blow your Mind" help soften the blow, as does the tech-house-infused "Lie to Me." "Known Pleasures" returns to their usual hard-driving techno, and Billie Rae Martin adds more than a touch of drama to "Bright Lights Fading." The pure digital groove of "Ghost Electric" and the thrum of "Human" lets you know that Slam is never far away from the dancefloor. In fact, it's still slamming them.
moogy675

moogy675

March 14, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, SOMA CD038

This album may not be as hardbeat as Slam`s earlier releases but bands have to move with the times. I read the comment about `Felix da Housecat` and purchased `Kittenz and thee glitz` assuming it would be a much better album than `Year Zero` which i already liked.
My dissapointment was huge, why it was voted Muzik magazines album of the year is beyond me. Slam`s music may be softer but it pushes all the right buttons for me.
nemetz

nemetz

November 21, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, SOMA CD038

I totally agree with the first comment - this is awful. To me Slam represented a mixture of hard beats, an innovative driving melody and the right dose of vocals. This release obviously wanted to fly on the wings of "Lifetimes", but clearly overdid it. "Lifetimes" was an exception and thus it was well received, but the new release with practicly all the tracks faturing vocals and standard lyrics just came out sounding rater commercial. Biggest disappointment since Swazak's Dirty Dancing. 4/10.
larsson07

larsson07

October 23, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Year Zero, CD, Album, SOMA CD038

I am sad to say that this is Slam's worst release to date. In my opinion they are trying to rip off the Felix Da Housecat album "Kitten Thee Glitz". It is quite obvious that not a lot of thought has been put into this album when you hear tracks such as "Bright Lights Fading" and "This World". They have tried to move away from the sound of their last album with poor resluts. When they played the album at the Arches in Glasgow it sounded even worse! I can't believe that the pioneers of Scottish Techno made this album and a serious change is required with their next release before my faith in Slam is restored. Huge disappointment. Bring back the days of "Positive Education".