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Volume 68, Issue 98 , Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Arts & Entertainment
 

Sneaker Pimps, Kelly albums to hit shelves

By Udochi Igbokwe
The Daily Cougar

CD releases this week range from the alterna-dance punk quartet Sneaker Pimpsi third record, Bloodsport, to alleged child pornographer R Kellyis smooth Chocolate Factory. Get ready to shell out some dough or jump on the computer to download. Either way, youill want to check out these great albums as soon as possible.


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Bloodsport, the long-awaited third effort from alterna-dance-punk quartet Sneaker Pimps -- Liam Howe (left), Chris Corner, David Westlake and Joe Wilsonis -- hits stores today.

Bloodsport hits stores today. Best known for their dance-floor hit "Spin Spin Sugar," the Sneaker Pimps changed their sound up a bit by sampling old Depeche Mode, Killing Joke, Moloko and Marilyn Manson. Bloodsport has been called a groovy alterna-dance-punk masterpiece and their best CD to date.

One of r&bis favorite couples, husband and wife Kenny Latimore and Chante Moore, release their first album together, Things That Lovers Do. This is an exquisitely executed stunner, an album of 12 covers that takes on deeper meaning with each song. They pay tribute to such classic duets as Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpsonis "Is It Still Good To You," Billy Preston & Syreeta's "With You I'm Born Again," and Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrellis "Youire All I Need to Get By."

Despite pending child pornography allegations, Singer, R. Kelly releases his seventh studio album, Chocolate Factory. Kelly initially was to release the much-anticipated Loveland album, but due to excessive street and Internet bootlegging, the record was completely canceled, and Kelly went back into the studio for new material. The self-produced album includes a six-song bonus CD featuring songs from Loveland

Chocolate Factory features "Ignition," "Heaven I Need A Hug" and Grammy nominated "Worldis Greatest." 

Rolling Stone magazine said that although "allegations of participating in child pornography against Kelly provide a distorting filter through which his music will be heard for years to come, Chocolate Factory ranks among the best work of his career."
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