The ex-Smith proves his greatness on a spiky live album
Of course, it should be bollocks....
The thing is, it's nowhere near as bad as you'd think. About as fashionable as a fractal jockstrap, true, but as a half-tidy trance-pop album for the more unhinged office raver, 'UV' actually does moderate business. The beats boom, the squelchy bits are squelchy and 'Serpent' never stops going on about crystals and Atlantis.
True, trance is hardly the cutting edge of the nation's dancefloors but as a swan song, 'UV' does just enough to remind you that The Shamen were once a band you didn't hide at the back of your record collection.
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