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Bloodsport

Sneaker Pimps Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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1. Kiro Tv
2. Sick
3. Small Town Witch
4. Black Sheep
5. Loretta Young Silks
6. M'aidez
7. The Fuel
8. Bloodsport
9. Think Harder
10. Blue Movie
11. Crazes

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Best known for their dance-floor hit "Spin Spin Sugar" and cracking 1997 debut, Becoming X, the British trip-hop quartet Sneaker Pimps have delivered a marvelous third album that bristles with inventive, shimmering electronics. Evoking slivers of old Depeche Mode, Killing Joke, Moloko, and Marilyn Manson, the Pimps meld and manipulate samples and snippets into smart trip-pop that hits on every level. Highlights? All of it, but "Sick" has a rudely addictive, airy loop in its upbeat refrain, while "The Fuel" is a Wim Wenders desert movie filtered through the Pimps' trip-hop conscience. With Bloodsport, the Pimps have successfully made their very own groovy alterna-dance-punk masterpiece. --Steffan Chirazi

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Sneaker Pimps ~ Bloodsport

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars boy-band trip-pop Feb. 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It gets a "4/5" because I don't think the lyrics are as profound in their off-kilter view of gender politics as those on their freshman issue, "Becoming X."
But then again, The Sneaker Pimps have become an all-boy band, never so obvious as in the realization that it's a GUY singing on the song "Bloodsport." He tries to sound as much like a girl as possible, but it just points up how sorely the songs miss female phrasing!
HAVING SAID THAT, the guys have forged ahead to create a couple of trip-pop beauties: the titular marvel, "Sick," "Kiro TV" and "Small Town Witch." They are similar in feel to Nine Inch Nails on "The Fuel" which seamlessly incorporates symphonic samples from the 1990 "Gorky Park" film soundtrack written by James Horner ("Enemy At The Gates," "Sneakers," "Aliens," and "Once Around"). On ""Becoming X" their composer of choice was the brilliant John "Born Free" Barry.
It takes a few listens, but this album's groove eventually sinks in and takes hold!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kelli? Kelli who? Dec 11 2003
By LCA76
Format:Audio CD
I am included in the list of those who dimissed Sneaker Pimps even trying to make another album after Kelli left, but then Splinter came out and I realized that they are better without her.
Bloodsport is a continuation of this. Trip hop in general became very bland over the years. Portishead hit the world with Dummy and it seemed to be downhill from there. Sneaker Pimps are the only group out of many who were able to keep the music dirty and not sound like lounge music with a soul singer. This is trip hop at it's best until the next Portishead cd comes out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fuel in the head! Dec 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
Sneaker Pimps "Bloodsport" is one of the most amazing new electronic/alternative albums that came out.i heard "Black sheep" one time on radio and it catched my ear for a while.i always wanted to buy this album but i always haven't got time.so one fine day i went to local store and found that "Bloodsport" is laying on a shelf and noone propably ever wanted to buy it.i did.and i dodn't regret.
"Bloodsport" is a inteligent mixture of pop,electronic beats and rock.while industrial "Kiro tv" si more angry and sharp track "Sick" features radio-friendly and very catchy melody (nice acoustic guitars) and awesome chorus.other superb tracks are pathetic "Loretta young silks",Depeche modesque "Small town withc" and of course "Black sheep" - dark ballad about intolerance.propably the best tracks from here.title track were we are listening that "Love is just the bloodsport" is also amazing.
great lyrics,good electronic background are making this album.
if yuo like electronic beats with specific alternative flavour then this one is for oyu.and of course i recomend it for all of you who want to listen good music.Sneaker Pimps are sucesfully filling the hole between Placebo and Massive attack.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sneaker Pimps rock out on this one April 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
I recently got into the Sneaker Pimps and trip-hop in general, and started out with Becoming X. I was instantly blown away by Kelli Ali's awesome vocals and then learned that she left the band after Becoming X, I was really skeptical about how the band would sound without her, I couldn't get into Splinter but then Bloodsport came out. The Sneaker Pimps have become much more upbeat and dark with this album and have really found their groove with this album. The first 2 tracks throw you right in, Kiro TV is very guitar driven and louder and way more upbeat then past songs, then Sick sounds like the kind of music you'd hear in a mob movie, it has a dark eeire groove to it.
The best track on this album though has to be the title track. Bloodsport has one of the coolest bass lines ever with the cool computer sounds and the cool chorus where Chris sings "my mother never told me love is just a bloodsport."
I don't think the Sneaker Pimps will ever top Becoming X, but Bloodsport is on the same level, it really gets you going listening to it and its Sneaker Pimps that you can dance to.
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By Arish
Format:Audio CD
"Splinter" is a beautiful effort through and through!
"Becoming X" is a classic and has some masterworks on it nuff said! We won't bother to compare that lp because in my opinion that is two different bands. I went and listened to "Splinter" as I said I would. I have to honestly say it is great lp! It is superior to this lackluster release "Bloodsport". To say "Bloodsport" is worthy of the Trip Hop name would completely Asinine! The production on "Splinter" is Miles ahead of the production on "Bloodsport". Even though Kelli isn't on "Splinter" the production complimented Chris's voice. The production on "Bloodsport" doesn't support his vocals very well! Where "Kelli's" vocals can support the production, Chris needs production to support his voice. Download "Half Life", "SuperBug", "Flowers & Silence" and "Ten To Twenty" off Splinter .And see the difference between that masterwork compared to this Bloodsport foolishess! I think that "Splinter" is really the mode the band should have maintained after the Kelli departure. "Bloodsport" is a ... generic attempt to reinvent "Becoming X" for the U.S and not convincing. The production isn't as complex as "Splinter" or "Becoming X". "Splinter" offered "Trip Hop Orchestrations" and complex chord progressions. And I think the tone, mood and speed of those songs were more suitable for Chris's vocal ability. I can't really compare "Becoming X" to "Splinter" because it is two different bands. But I will say that those two cds show infinite growth Unlike "Bloodsport".
See my full review on "Splinter"
Arish
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre at best
Well, actually, it depends on what you're looking for. I was looking for something a little more like "Splinter", a previous release. Read more
Published on June 10 2004 by Jess I.
2.0 out of 5 stars All I can do is scratch my head...
If you're looking for another 'Becoming X' look elsewhere. This isn't even the same band as far as I'm concerned. They never should have tossed Kelli from the band. Read more
Published on Oct. 17 2003 by jesus
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet surrender
are these guys gods or what? visions of a brian kinney romance - phew.... poetry from a space odessey; suave, sexy, symbiotic sounds: dig it! This band rocks! Read more
Published on Aug. 10 2003 by Steven I. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars wow!!!! amazing!
i believe "blood sport" is one of the best cd's i've purchased in the last few years. i could best describe it as a sexy (slightly dark) pop star groove. Read more
Published on July 6 2003 by don z
4.0 out of 5 stars Dance till you Drop
The Sneaker Pimps used to be my favorite band, and when this album leaked onto the internet (more than 6 months prior to release) I oozed with joy. Read more
Published on March 19 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST CD
For anyone who is a Sneaker Pimps fan, this is a MUST for your collection. By far their BEST CD TO DATE. I give this CD 10 stars out of five.
Published on Jan. 25 2003 by Sugar317
3.0 out of 5 stars Well, not bad, but . . .
. . . I guess I was hoping they would hit a stride by now, maybe start impressing me. This is better than "Splinter", but there's nothing that stands out or sticks in... Read more
Published on Jan. 17 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT!!
I was attracted to Sneaker Pimps when I first heard their song "velvet divorce" in the movie "A life less ordinary". the female vocal there was alluring. Read more
Published on Dec 9 2002 by Christy Li
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