This is a big step down from the original material in a lot of ways. When going into this album, knowing what a good remix album is like helps a lot. One of my all time favorite albums is a remix album that does the material so much justice, that I didn’t even know it was a remix album until many years later. Something that added to the original vision, or even deconstructed it entirely for a whole new purpose. In a way that is almost conceptual. That being said, I didn’t have that expectation for this album
I heard all the singles released previously, some good and some really lame. The “Stupid Horse” remix for example is tacky, and even cringe at points. However the ringtone remix was a really creative blend of talents that worked wonderfully to exceed the original version and become, in my opinion, the better version. However... that can only be said for so few songs on this album. For the most part I was experiencing auditory torture that was either predictable or so over the top, that even I could see right through it as bullshit (the second “hand crushed by a mallet” remix and more).
I recorded a whole video which I hope to release at some point, which goes into more detail for each track. It’s important to know this because the quality of tracks and the “style” of tracks is jarring. It has the sonic consistency of a 1975 album on coke, in a nightclub.
Regardless, I left this unimpressed, as 100 Gecs forgot what made their original versions so great. Catchiness, and simplicity, with explosive payoffs. Not just ear rape jumble
Favorite Tracks: ringtone (Remix) [feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito], 745 sticky (Injury Reserve Remix), xXXi_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx (Remix) [feat. Tommy Cash & Hannah Diamond], gec 2 Ü (Remix) [feat. Dorian Electra]
Least Fav: 745 sticky (Black Dresses Remix)