Spun: Soundbluntz

Whether or not bling was the cause, God knows something has to be blamed for this album. “Blame the Bling” is a compilation of club mix tracks produced by the Soundbluntz, but the vast majority are not sung, played or written by them, and often just mixed or produced by the DJ duo.

The album opens up with the far-from-original choice of “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, with the unnecessary addition of some random techno noises. Each subsequent song is just as dance floor-worthy, but how much of this is due to the skill of their producers is up for debate.

Ironically, the funniest track on the album is mocking the techno genre by bashing how formulaic it is, even though the business of the Soundbluntz is, apparently, creating remixes by introducing the same elements they claim are annoying. Faults of originality aside, the album brings the vitality of the club to anyone’s living room or party. Regardless of how much artistic credo can be attributed to the producers, the dance music is mixed well, even if contrived, repetitive techno sounds detract from some of the songs.

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