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Underworld became one of the most crucial electronic acts of the 1990s via an intriguing synthesis of old and new. The trio's two-man frontline, vocalist Karl Hyde and guitarist Rick Smith, had been recording together since the early-'80s new wave explosion; after two unsuccessful albums released as Underworld during the late '80s, the pair finally hit it big after recruiting Darren Emerson, a young DJ hipped to the sound of techno and trance. Traditional pop song forms were jettisoned in favor of… Show more

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May 11, 2007 - eiodland

Underworld is one of the greatest bands of all time. You may have heard their track during the final scene of the movie "Trainspotting." If you listen to any of their album releases, it becomes clear after a few listens that they are extremely brilliant and talented musicians. While they are primarily electronic musicians, they have a background in rock, and so they are a perfect blend of both worlds. The lyrics and vocal tracks are just as hypnotic and kinetic as the music. They also put on a great live show, where improvisation plays a big part, and the dynamics of the compositions can be breathtaking. I saw them live about 5 years ago, and it remains the best music show I've ever been to. You really have to see them for yourself. Their music makes me feel extraordinary.

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