the 'official' review is BS.. she doesn't know what she's talking about. Elevation is, easily, the weakest track on the album, with the exception of Missy Elliot's song. Groove Armada's 'Edge Hill' is absolutely beautiful, and it's NOT TRYING to be a dance track. Electronic music is not always made to dance to. I don't understand why people have such a hard time seeing this. I am a Moby fan, but personally I found 'Ain't Never Learned' to be very bland, with the exception of the acid bits. 'Galaxy Bounce' is somewhat standard fare for the Chemical Brothers, it's not bad, but pick up their new album and you'll quickly see it's nowhere near the level of their other stuff. And also, Nine Inch Nail's track 'Deep' is a great track! not only is it fun to listen to, the lyrics are not stupid, and the bassline permeates your body. it'd be a great track to play as a color/flavor tracin a dj set. Then she refers to the 'bland midsection' of the record.. frankly i have no idea what she means. BT's track is very well done, very cinematic. Delerium's track, Terra Firma, slides you in and out of awareness, and into pure bliss. then she actually dared to leave out Leftfield's 'Song Of Life' from her review.. this song is quite the classic, and it deserves all the hype, it's simply stunning. Fatboy Slim's track 'Illuminati' is nice, but not really top notch stuff for Norm. Fluke's edit of 'Absurd' is a mixed bag- while both this edit and the original are amazing, this focuses more on percussion, while the original focuses more on the vocals. Basement Jaxx's 'Where's Your Head At?' is actually their only song I can stand to listen to, and I really do enjoy it.. it would be excellant in a house set.
all in all, it's an excellant soundtrack, and I'm considering buying it again because I lost the cd and I miss it. all it needs is some IDM, and then it'd be an excellant diverse collection of electronica. Buy this cd asap.