El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M. 7"

(Truth & Soul Records, 2006)

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"The El Michels Affair put an unexpectedly up-tempo spin on [the Wu-Tang Clan's] "C.R.E.A.M." on the front end, with some forceful, funky licks that patiently hold back on making the cover obvious until nearly a minute in, when The Charmels' prickly piano melody comes tinkling in. This is definitely a cover of the Wu though, with the spare arrangement patterning itself after The RZA's dusted, dark and dissonant track." - NPR