Work and Non Work

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Warp's first rock/pop signing since Pulp (yup, Pulp) were Stereolab-soundalikes Broadcast, whose early singles for Wurlitzer Jukebox and the 'Lab's own Duophonic label attracted much attention for the their sing-songy fusions of Tortoise-y groovebox meandering and clean-room electronica. Work and Non Work, the group's Warp debut, is really nothing more than a compilation of those singles ("Accidentals," "Living Room," and The Book Lovers EP, to be exact). As a mini-LP for the new initiate, it serves as a handy one-stop updater, but since most of it appeared elsewhere within the previous six months and not a single second of previously unavailable material is included, it's not worth much to fans of any duration.

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