Thursday, July 20, 2006
UW not in The Observer Top 50 but...
Underworld isn't in it, but is named in it.
Acid house was sniffed at as a fad until it started producing 'proper' albums. Frequencies was its first masterpiece. Updating the pristine blueprint of Kraftwerk with house, acid, ambient and hip hop, it made dance music legitimate to album-buyers.Without this ... no success for Orbital, Underworld, Leftfield, Chemical Brothers or Aphex Twin.