Various Artists – You Bet We’ve Got Something Personal Against You

Double CD of noirish electro-pop announces a new wave of credible Dutch dance

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Some of the most innovative dance music of recent years has come from the Netherlands. An entire scene has emerged?the “West Coast Sound Of Holland”?peopled by bookish blokes like I-F and Legowelt, whose sound is shaped not just by the Detroit and Chicago canon but by minor mid-’80s movements like New Beat and Italodisco. Leading Dutch imprint Cr


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The Waterboys on Room To Roam’s legacy: “We were a lot wilder and more exciting than the record conveyed”

Riding high on the momentum of Fisherman’s Blues, in 1989 The Waterboys reconvened at their new spiritual home in Ireland to make the follow-up. Mike Scott’s plan to broaden the sound didn’t quite go to plan, but as a new box-set reveals, Room To Roam was far from a misfire