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The Singles (1997-2006)


Download links and information about The Singles (1997-2006) by Blank & Jones. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Electronica, Trance, Techno, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:13:56 minutes.

Artist: Blank & Jones
Release date: 2006
Genre: Electronica, Trance, Techno, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:13:56
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No. Title Length
1. A Forest (Short Cut) [with Robert Smith] (featuring Blank, Robert Smith, The Jones) 3:34
2. Perfect Silence (Short Cut) [with Bobo] (featuring Bobo, Blank, The Jones) 3:20
3. Catch (Radio/Video Mix) [with Elles] (featuring Blank, Elles, The Jones) 3:17
4. The Nightfly (Short Cut) 3:53
5. Cream (Short Cut) 3:16
6. Desire (Short Cut) 3:25
7. Mind of the Wonderful (Short Cut) [with Elles] (featuring Blank, Elles, The Jones) 4:10
8. Somebody (Never Wait) [with Escape with Romeo] (featuring Blank, The Romeo, The Escape, The Jones) 3:52
9. DJs, Fans & Freaks (Radio Cut) 2:43
10. Heartbeat (Video Mix) 3:28
11. Nightclubbing (Wippenberg Remix Short) 3:28
12. The Hardest Heart (Short Cut) 3:33
13. Sound of Machines (Short Cut) 3:02
14. DJ Culture (New Short Cut) 3:10
15. Sunrise (Radio Mix) 3:36
16. After Love (New Short Cut) 3:46
17. Watching the Waves (Short Cut) 3:35
18. Unknown Treasure (Radio Cut) [with Claudia Brücken] (featuring Blank, Claudia Brücken / Claudia Brucken, The Jones) 3:59
19. Beyond Time (Short Cut) 3:35
20. Flying to the Moon (Radio Mix) 3:28
21. Revealed (Radio Version) [with Steve Kilbey] (featuring Blank, Steve Kilbey, The Jones) 3:46



German duo Blank & Jones make the kind of dance music that never seems to get any critical respect — widely popular, very straightforward, guaranteed to soundtrack anything anywhere with the word "trance" in it and not name-dropped by hip DJs in general as a result. Which is an incredible pity, because as The Singles demonstrates, the duo clearly aren't out to push back frontiers but just to make people dance and have a good time, and more to the point, to do so with a heavy undercurrent of the kind of classic dark disco and proto-industrial beats they clearly grew up on. As such they slot much more into the realm of acts like Apoptygma Berzerk and Black Strobe more than might be guessed, and the gloss of Europop that slips and slides among their songs always seems to get spiked with the kind of pop/trance that first caught the ear of Wax Trax fanatics precisely because it was derived from similar roots. The Singles careens from one instant fix to another, starting with their inspired reworking of the Cure's "A Forest," with Robert Smith contributing the vocals. Other guest appearances that make clear where Blank & Jones see their lineage include Anne Clark on "The Hardest Heart" and, in a truly left-field move, the Church's Steve Kilbey on the extreme moodout of "Revealed." (In contrast, having Propaganda's legendary singer Claudia Brucken on "Unknown Treasure" is a more readily understandable nod to the past.) If some of the singles are more a pleasant collage of familiar elements — and if the track listing is best heard in bursts rather than all the way through — there's enough hotwiring and instant pop rushes going on to make The Singles worth listening to.