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Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

RS: 3of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4.5of 5 Stars

2006

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For Peeping Tom's debut, ex-Faith No More frontman and noise innovator Mike Patton traded CD-Rs with collaborators like Norah Jones, Kool Keith and Massive Attack, all of whom made through-the-mail guest spots on Patton's bizarro electro-pop songs. The album is full of dark, beat-driven atmospheres that alternately evoke DJ Shadow, Nine Inch Nails and Prince Paul. Dense, murky tracks like "Celebrity Death Match" are dragged down by their sound-over-songs MO, but Peeping Tom yields plenty of oddly seductive moments: The Bebel Gilberto-led "Caipirinha" is a breezy bossa nova tune that erupts in a booming, ecstatic pop chorus, and "How U Feelin'?" ties together a bubbly groove cut with darting strings, Tom Waits-voiced rhymes from underground rapper Doseone, and Patton's singsong refrain. But the most arresting track is "Sucker," a sexy banger featuring Jones at her most potty-mouthed: "What makes you think you're my only lover?/Truth kinda hurts, don't it, motherfucker?"

CHRISTIAN HOARD

(Posted: Jul 27, 2006)

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mick1977 writes:

4of 5 Stars

Another great project by Mike Patton. While the media has largely dubbed Peeping Tom as "Pop" it is clearly more intricate than than. Takes a few listens to get into. Perhaps finally Patton will get some of the credos he deserves from the mainstream media, but probably not

May 27, 2006 18:51:16

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