UMC, OUT 25 AUGUST Dance titans’ post-Trainspotting comedown expanded.
By 1999 Underworld were poised to become techno superstars, but this follow-up to Second Toughest In The Infants was rather muted – even the ridiculous title seemed designed to put people off. It didn’t work, mind – the album became their biggest seller. They still boasted formidable propulsive energy, notably on the epic Shudder/King Of Snake, which finds frontman Karl Hyde in full “dog man” flow. Sadly, the LP’s second half is a bit of a mess. It’s an issue even this Super Deluxe package, which contains four discs of alternate takes and remixes, can’t rectify.