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Waxx Lyrical 2020

Vinyl LP repressing. Fatboy Slim's debut album was one of the surprises of the big beat revolution of 1996 and it raised expectations for Fatboy Slim's second album, You've Come a Long Way, Baby. And that record itself was something of a surprise, since it not only exceeded the expectations set by the debut, but came damn close to being the definitive big beat album. Norman Cook is a record geek with extensive knowledge and eclectic tastes. His juxtapositions - the album swings from hip-hop to reggae to jangle pop, and then all combines into one sound - are wildly original. When a record is this forceful and catchy, it doesn't need to break new stylistic ground - the pleasure is in hearing a master work. And there's no question that Cook is a master of sorts - You've Come a Long Way, Baby is a seamless record, filled with great imagination, unexpected twists and turns, huge hooks, and great beats. It's the kind of record that gives big beat a good name.

Fat Boy Slim - You've Come A Long Way, Baby (2LP)