90 (album)

90 is the second studio album by British electronic music group 808 State, released on 4 December 1989 as their first album on ZTT Records.[5] The album features the single "Pacific State", which reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1989. 90 was released in the United States as Utd. State 90, without "The Fat Shadow (Pointy Head Mix)", but with other bonus tracks.

90
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Studio album by
Released4 December 1989
Genre
Length39:14
LabelZTT
Producer808 State
808 State chronology
Quadrastate
(1989)
90
(1989)
Utd. State 90
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
NME10/10[3]
Record Collector5/5 stars[4]

Slant Magazine listed the album at number 54 on its list of the "Best Albums of the 1980s", calling it a "thrilling expansion of the possibilities for acid house and arguably the best LP ever produced in the style".[6] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[7]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Magical Dream" (Features vocals from Vanessa Sherrington) – 3:52
  2. "Ancodia" – 5:47
  3. "Cobra Bora" – 6:36
  4. "Pacific 202" – 5:43
  5. "Donkey Doctor" – 5:24
  6. "808080808" – 4:20
  7. "Sunrise" – 6:33
  8. "The Fat Shadow (Pointy Head Mix)" – 0:59

2008 deluxe editionEdit

In September 2008, 90 was re-released as a "deluxe edition", the original album remastered by Graham Massey, and Ian Peel and Graham Massey compiled a bonus disc of remixes and tracks, of which were previously exclusive to Utd. State 90, which included:

  1. "Pacific (Britmix)" – 4:23
  2. "Cobra Bora (Call the Cops Mix)" – 4:53
  3. "Donkey Doctor (GMEX Mix)" – 4:45
  4. "Boneyween" – 6:12
  5. "Kinky National" – 4:01
  6. "State to State" – 5:56
  7. "Revenge of the Girlie Men" – 4:13
  8. "Magical Dream (Instrumental)" – 5:09

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "90 – 808 State". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Notable music for the week of July 6, 1990". Entertainment Weekly. 6 July 1990. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ Barron, Jack (9 December 1989). "808 State: Ninety (ZTT/WEA LP/Cassette/CD)". NME. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ Needs, Kris (November 2008). "808 State: 808:90 / Ex:el / Gorgeous / Don Solaris". Record Collector (355). Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ "808 State Discography". 808State.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Best Albums of the 1980s". Slant Magazine. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  7. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5.

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