Thursday, 30 July 2009

Mr. Scruff - Keep It Unreal 10th Anniversary Edition (Ninja Tune)

Keep It Unreal put the veteran record spinner and doodler on the map, so it’s fair that 10 years after its original detonation the album gets spruced up and re-released. Recent converts can revel in Scruff’s old style hoppy jazzy goodness for the first time, whilst old fans can gawp at the re-mastering job and enjoy the bonus cuts. His signature Get A Move On still sounds amazing, especially now it isn’t overplayed, whilst other efforts such as vibraphone tinkering So Long and sophisticated Travelogue have aged rather well. Scruff and Ninja Tune can be safe in the knowledge that this album has matured as well as good cheese or fine wine.

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