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Album: Absolute
# Song Title   Time
1)    Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7" Version) More Info... 0:03
2)    Absolute More Info... 0:04
3)    The Word Girl (Flesh and Blood) More Info... 0:03
4)    Perfect Way More Info... 0:04
5)    Hypnotize (Short Version) More Info... 0:03
6)    Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy) More Info... 0:04
7)    Boom! There She Was More Info... 0:04
8)    Umm More Info... 0:04
9)    Tinseltown to the Boogiedown More Info... 0:04
10)    Die Alone More Info... 0:04
11)    Brushed With Oil, Dusted With Power More Info... 0:06
12)    Skank Bloc Bologna More Info... 0:06
13)    The Sweetest Girl More Info... 0:06
14)    Asylums in Jerusalem More Info... 0:03
15)    Jacques Derrida More Info... 0:05
16)    She's a Woman (Little Way Different 7") More Info... 0:03
17)    A Day Late and a Dollar Short More Info... 0:03
18)    A Place We Both Belong More Info... 0:03
 

Album: Absolute
# Song Title   Time
1)    Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7" Version) More Info... 0:03
2)    Absolute More Info... 0:04
3)    The Word Girl (Flesh and Blood) More Info... 0:03
4)    Perfect Way More Info... 0:04
5)    Hypnotize (Short Version) More Info... 0:03
6)    Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy) More Info... 0:04
7)    Boom! There She Was More Info... 0:04
8)    Umm More Info... 0:04
9)    Tinseltown to the Boogiedown More Info... 0:04
10)    Die Alone More Info... 0:04
11)    Brushed With Oil, Dusted With Power More Info... 0:06
12)    Skank Bloc Bologna More Info... 0:06
13)    The Sweetest Girl More Info... 0:06
14)    Asylums in Jerusalem More Info... 0:03
15)    Jacques Derrida More Info... 0:05
16)    She's a Woman (Little Way Different 7") More Info... 0:03
17)    A Day Late and a Dollar Short More Info... 0:03
18)    A Place We Both Belong More Info... 0:03
 
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  • Liner Note Author: Simon Reynolds.
  • There is no easy and clean way to anthologize Scritti Politti. Within a couple years of surfacing, Green Gartside and his shifting array of associates switched from scrawny and inscrutable post-punk to pristine and R&B-laced sophisti-pop. Scritti vanished for a decade, reappeared in the late `90s with a tentative misfire, and then, after a seven-year absence, came back again with an understated, vaguely singer/songwriter-y gem. Absolute focuses on the Virgin albums -- 1985's Cupid & Psyche (a masterpiece), 1988's Provision, and 1999's Anomie & Bonhomie -- and frontloads the material from them, which takes up over two-thirds of the disc. After that, it gets a bit random, with post-punk era highlight "Skank Bloc Bologna," three highlights from 1982's Songs to Remember, the 1991 non-album single "She's a Woman" (a Beatles cover, featuring Shabba Ranks), and two new burbling electro-pop numbers. It's neither a straightforward singles comp nor a thorough collection of highlights, but it's somewhere in between and makes for a representative introduction. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Uncut (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The funk, when it happens, is clinical, and made more antiseptic by the sweet breeze of Green's voice; never better than on 'The Sweetest Girl'..."
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