Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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MTV's AMP 2 [MTV/Astralwerks, 1998]
Defined by Fatboy Slim's irresistable new "Rockafeller Skank," this is rap-techno fusion in the great tradition of Snap's "The Power," which is best at its cheapest--Chuck D sounds disoriented while KRS-One is saved by, of all people, Goldie. And if you think Fatboy Slim gets boring pretty fast, that's the beauty part. After all, Roni Size gets boring pretty fast too. But with the concept providing unity as the multiple choice provides variety, you can enjoy these obvious macho beatfests for as long as they're worth. Here we go, let's rock and roll. A-