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3.20 | 17 ratings | 4 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Summer (3:31)
2. New Paths to Helicon Part 2 (2:51)
3. Angels Vs. Aliens (5:36)
4. I Am Not Batman (3:32)
5. Tuner (2:57)
6. Ithica 27-9
7. A Place for Parks (2:14)
8. New Paths to Helicon Part 1 (5:59)
9. End (2:43)

Total Time: 32:21

Line-up / Musicians

- Stuart Braithwaite / guitars, keyboards & percussion
- John Cummings / guitar & piano
- Dominic Aitchison / bass & guitar
- Martin Bulloch / drums

Releases information

CD Jetset 5 (1997) / LP Jetset 5 (1998)

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MOGWAI Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
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MOGWAI Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) reviews

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Review by Carl floyd fan
3 stars Is it just me or is sound quality sometimes an issue? Especially on Summer which could rock very much, had it not been for the slightly muffled sound. This cd finds mogwai early in their career and finding their niche. It is not bad but not essential. Musicanship certianlly isn't on par with future releases but for a cd that has many unreleased songs from before their first album, it could be worse.
Review by UMUR
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2 stars Ten Rapid is a collection of recordings from 1996-1997 by Scottish post rock/ experimental rock act Mogwai. All nine songs on the compilation have been released before in some form or other. Some have appeared on various compilations along other artists music and some have been given away for free a concerts.

Itīs not terribly surprising that the music on Ten Rapid is pretty much in the same vein as on Mogwaiīs debut album Young Team (1997). The quality is not as high though and these songs could easily have been outtakes from the Young Team sessions. There are both mellow parts and more energetic distorted climaxes in the songs and for those who enjoy Young Team this album should hold some value. Iīm more of a casual fan who only really enjoy parts of their discography and Young Team isnīt on the favorite list. So songs that sounds like outtakes from that album does not really suit my taste.

The musicianship is allright and the sound quality ( even though itīs rather unpolished) is OK too.

Ten Rapid is a release for the fans IMO and thatīs the fan who enjoys the early output by Mogwai. Itīs close to a 3 star rating without getting there. 2 stars.

Review by Warthur
4 stars This collection of songs originally released on singles and EPs on Mogwai's own Rock Action label from 1996 to 1997 captures the neurotic post-rock sound of the band in its formative stages. With the occasional jazz influence reminiscent of Bark Psychosis or Tortoise creeping in here and there, the precedent set by earlier post-rock groups is competently followed, whilst the occasional lo-fi sound quality lends an intriguing texture to the compositions not quite like anything which came before. The album should appeal not just to fans of Mogwai, but also to those who like other post-rock bands who tend to make their albums resemble field recordings (I'm thinking of the likes of Godspeed You Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion here).

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4 stars One of the stronger MOGWAI releases, "Ten Rapid" is a collection of singles from the band's earliest days. "Summer" is a killer track and will win most people over immediately. "Ithica 27 phi 9" and "New Paths to Helicon, Part 1" will not dissappoint either. There's really not a bad track o ... (read more)

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