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Much Against Everyone's Advice

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This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

Soulwax: Stephen (vocals); David (guitar, keyboards, loops); Inge (keyboards); Stefaan (bass); Stephane (drums).

Additional personnel: John Schmerzel (vocals); Jason Falkner (strings, Chamberlin); Steve Slingeneyer (drums).

This release contains an extra song, "My Cruel Joke."

CD contains 1 bonus track.

Like Oasis, AC/DC, and the Kinks before them, Soulwax revolves around two brothers, guitarist David and singer Stephen DeWaele. Their debut album, MUCH AGAINST EVERYONE'S ADVICE, is a blend of rock stylings, cool dance beats, and traces of electronica. The title track is a perfect example of what the band is about, as it opens with a funky drum machine beat before rocking out with real drums and hard, crunching guitars. Other highlights include "Overweight Karate Kid," "Too Many DJ's," and the sort-of Jeff Buckley tribute called "The Salty Knowledge of Tears." F.Y.I.--the brothers are also a world-famous DJ duo, playing in clubs around the world as the Flying DeWaele brothers.

What the critics say...

Entertainment Weekly (11/12/99, p.83) - "...the studio-tanned Belgian brothers never waffle when it comes to songcraft....insidiously endearing [it's] good..." - Rating A-
Magnet (1-2/00, p.80) - "...combustible rock/beat hybridization....maintaining some sense of divine melody even in the face of stylistic tourism..."
CMJ (10/18/99, p.25) - "...This creative, dynamic, oftentimes lush affair is a treat for lovers of imaginative power pop..."
Melody Maker (4/4/00, p.55) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...One bloody clever album. And the cleverest people are always the most moving. Soulwax have an impossibly alluring knack at running hand-in-hand with both wit and beauty..."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Conversation Intercom
  2. Saturday
  3. When Logics Die
  4. Much Against Everyone's A
  5. Overweight Karate Kid
  6. Proverbial Pants
  7. Salty Knowledge Of Tears
  8. Flying Without Wings
  9. More Than This
  10. Too Many DJ's
  11. Temptingly Yours
  12. My Cruel Joke
  13. Scream
  14. Funny
Release date Australia
April 19th, 1999
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