Various Artists : MTV: Extreme


Waaaa aaargh! It’s the soundtrack to hurtling off a 40-foot high ice dune with a piece of expensive plastic strapped to your feet, and there’s even a more ambient CD, for when you wake up in traction after an extremely bloody collision with a snowplough.

Necessary or evil? Do choices like Moby’s ‘Porcelain’ and the Fatboy’s ‘Sunset (Bird Of Prey)’ get your adrenaline pumping, dude? No? Well, s’alright, because beyond the sheen of mundane populism, Boards Of Canada and Zombie Nation perk up the quality threshold. Tolerable.

Louis Pattison