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Can / Singles, The
Album:Singles, The Collection:General
Artist:Can Added:09/2017
Label:Mute Records 

Album Review
Nick Bien
Reviewed 2017-09-29 
Collection of singles, B-sides, and edited cuts from influencial Krautrock legends known for long improvisational jams. Ordered chronologically; style ranges generally from experimental rock to funk & neoclassical.

FCC Clean
Recommended: 4, 7, 10, 11, 13

1. Soul Desert * (3:53) - minor drone, subtle driving percussion, poetic lyrics, wailing vocals
2. She Brings the Rain (4:08) - jazzy guitar, Sinatra vocals, strings
3. Spoon ** (3:06) - Latin beat w/ claves, theatrical synths, classic Can vocals
4. Shikako Maru Ten *** (3:18) - 7/4 groove, intricate guitars and bass, hypnotic
5. Turtles Have Short Legs * (3:25) - The Beatles w/ German accents, piano, weird novelty song
6. Halleluwah (3:38) - solid beat, lots of drums
7. Vitamin C *** (3:33) - Krautrock classic, neat bass line, strange lyrics and melody, flute/synth interlude
8. I'm So Green * (3:06) - Blues influence, guitar/bass/organ, seventh chords
9. Mushroom (4:01) - industrial, minor, intense vocals, dissonant, repetitive
10. Moonshake ** (3:03) - uptempo, light melodic guitar rock, goofy percussion interlude
11. Future Days ** (3:24) - subtle beat, lovely muted vocals, smooth guitar solo
12. Dizzy Dizzy (3:31) - bass and strings, light drum beat, stuttery vocals
13. Splash ** (4:05) - jazzy beat, piano vamp, complex time signatures
14. Hunter and Collectors (3:24) - kinda creepy
15. Vernal Equinox ** (3:11) - super fast, chromatic, epic guitar solo
16. I Want More (3:32) - funky, dance-y, chantlike vocals, influenced LCD Soundsystem?
17. ...And More (3:20) - continuation of previous song
18. Silent Night * (3:13) - literally the hymn with guitar, drums & bass, Mannheim Steamroller
19. Cascade Waltz (3:38) - quirky waltz with guitars and strings, heartfelt singing
20. Don't Say No (3:20) - Southern bluesy guitar, funky, hedonistic lyrics
21. Return (3:06) - space disco, bass vamp, spasmic drums
22. Can Can (3:11) - double entendre? literally the original orchestral can can, comical, same vein as Silent Night
23. Hoolah Hoolah (3:29) - super goofy, Talking Heads plus more, Polka beat, tight harmonies

Track Listing
1.Soul Desert 12.Dizzy Dizzy (Edit)
2.She Brings The Rain 13.Splash (Edit)
3.Spoon 14.Hunters And Collectors (Edit)
4.Shikako Maru Ten 15.Vernal Equinox (Edit)
5.Turtles Have Short Legs 16.I Want More
6.Halleluwah (Edit) 17.....And More
7.Vitamin C 18.Silent Night
8.I'm So Green 19.Cascade Waltz
9.Mushroom 20.Don't Say No (Edit)
10.Moonshake 21.Return
11.Future Days (Edit) 22.Can Can
 23.Hoolah Hoolah (Edit)