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Bad Plus, The / For All I Care
Album:For All I Care Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bad Plus, The Added:03/2009
Label:Heads Up International 

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Add Date:2009-04-19 Pull Date:2009-06-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Jun14 Jun7 Jun31 May24 May17 May10 May3 May
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1.Oct 29, 2015:Funk to Fiddle
Lithium
4.May 25, 2011:Brownian Bliss
Comfortably Numb
2.Oct 15, 2015:funk to folk
Comfortably Numb
5.Feb 26, 2011:Music Casserole
Radio Cure
3.Apr 18, 2012:Brownian Motion
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6.Oct 05, 2010:/dev/random
Long Distance Runaround

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-04-18 
THE BAD PLUS: For All I Care
Heads Up, 2009

MODERN JAZZ / ROCK – A significant change for The Bad Plus here, as they add vocals (the wonderfully deadpan Wendy Lewis) and go all-out with jagged rock covers, moody pop treatments, and a smattering of modern classical... on their previous albums, these would all have been sidebars. The first half of this disc is staggering, simply mind-blowing. But unfortunately, the album is front-loaded. After that initial heavy impact, the later tracks mostly feel forced... or just dull.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

1. 4:46 – Nirvana song staggers and stutters, building to an off-center crash
2. 6:41 – Pink Floyd song: heavy atmosphere with huge soaring chorus
3. 3:20 – Györgi Ligeti piece: bright percolating patterns in ever-shifting keys
4. 6:40 – Wilco song: dark and moody, focused on vocals, 2nd half scatters
5. 3:43 – Yes song: happy-jazzy theme, dragging and dreary vocal sections
6. 2:32 – Milton Babbitt piece: clockwork movements, strong jazz groove
7. 3:39 – Bee Gees ballad, interesting choice but doesn’t really work
8. 3:21 – Heart hit, a speedy and crashing swirl around rock-diva vocals
9. 4:08 – Roger Miller song, ballad vocals in a strange tinkly atmosphere
10. 4:33 – Igor Stravinsky piece: elegant interplay, a lively dance
11. 4:47 – Flaming Lips song, pretty much a straight cover
12. 1:11 – alternate version track 6, rendered through filters

[ Fo ] 04/18/09

Track Listing
1.Lithium 7.How Deep Is Your Love
2.Comfortably Numb 8.Barracuda
3.Fém (Etude No. 8) 9.Lock, Stock And Teardrops
4.Radio Cure 10.Variation D' Apollon
5.Long Distance Runaround 11.Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
6.Semi-Simple Variations 12.Semi-Simple Variations (Alt Version)