Midtown 120 Blues

DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2008 Ratings: #2 / 734
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
2008 Ratings: #2
August 9, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mule Musiq / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
FACT Magazine
Few people are able to deliver the social commentary dance music so desperately needs quite so elegantly as DJ Sprinkles.
90
Resident Advisor

A meditation on the "meaning" of house, a critique of the recent deep house revival, an exploration of one man's personal relationship with the sound—Midtown 120 Blues is all of these things, not to mention being some of the best deep house you'll hear in a very long time.

90
Sputnikmusic

By no means grandiose, Midtown 120 Blues excels for the simple fact that it takes a part of Thaemlitz and expresses it consistently throughout all aspects of its construction.

85
Pitchfork

There is love here, however guarded. At its best, Midtown 120 Blues simultaneously acts as a corrective to house's ahistorical narrative and reminds us just how potent and beautiful New York deep house can be.

80
AllMusic

To casual listeners, Midtown 120 Blues may even come across as a celebration of all of the distinguishing hallmarks of the genre -- a notion that seems reasonable enough given the exquisitely crafted music on the disc.

80
XLR8R

The comma of a warm, undulating chord wash, the semi-colon of a synthesized energy pulse; there are no full stops or harsh question marks imposed by the Balearic bounty of Midtown 120 Blues.

TheMusicMan
85
The perfect example of a deep house album
amygoodall
80
good
GPellizzon
89
I used to hate deep house.
Used to.

GEMS:
• Ball'r (Madonna Free Zone)
• Brenda's $20 Dilemma
• House Music Is Controllable Desire You Can Own
• The Occasional Feel Good
Tom Simmons
88
Fav Tracks: sisters i don't know what this world is coming to, grand central pt 2 - 72 hrs. by r, the occasional feel - good, ball ' r - madonna - free zone, midtown 120 blues, brenda ' s $ 20 dilemma, house music is controllable desire you can own, reverse rotation, grand central pt 1 - deep into the bowel of house
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