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Pop quiz at not so soft – is the first Underworld album good or bad? I’d say OK – some gorgeously sprawled dark chocolate techno grooves, marred by Karl Hyde’s hammy voice and back-of-a-bus-ticket ‘observational lyrics’, which turned the album into a manual for urban folk trying to convince themselves that their chi-chi loft spaces or sadly typical post-student flatshares constituted edgy, noir and modernist living. Still, the music remains lovely and it’s a hell of a lot better than their second album….

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