Looking for the Perfect Beat: 1980–1985

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Looking for the Perfect Beat: 1980-1985
Compilation album by Afrika Bambaataa
Released March 20, 2001
Genre Electro
hip hop
Length 64:00
Label Tommy Boy/Rhino/Atlantic Records
Producer Arthur Baker, John Robie, Keith Leblanc
Afrika Bambaataa chronology
Electro Funk Breakdown (Compilation)
(2001)
Looking for the Perfect Beat: 1980-1985
(2001)
Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A−)[2]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Looking for the Perfect Beat: 1980–1985 is a compilation album by hip hop musician Afrika Bambaataa.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Zulu Nation Throwdown" - Afrika Bambaataa Nation Cosmic Force
  2. "Zulu Nation Throwdown" - Afrika Bambaataa Nation Soulsonic Force
  3. "Jazzy Sensation" - Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5
  4. "Planet Rock" - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
  5. "Looking For The Perfect Beat" - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
  6. "Renegades of Funk" - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
  7. "Frantic Situation" - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force with Shango
  8. "Unity Part 1" - Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown
  9. "Who Do You Think You're Funkin' With?" - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force featuring Melle Mel
  10. "What Time Is It"
  11. "Funk You" - Afrika Bambaataa and The Jazzy 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/looking-for-the-perfect-beat-1980-1985-mw0000586692
  2. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=19&name=Afrika+Bambaataa
  3. ^ Q (6/01, p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Afrika's PLANET ROCK - a shadowy trip into space built on stolen bits of Kraftwerk records - will always be a record of undying genius. Luckily, much of this collection sounds pretty much the same..."
  4. ^ Rolling Stone (6/7/01, pp.112,115) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Ably captures his dance-floor magnetism....combining funky drums, stinging clap slaps and vocoded chants into beats that truly don't stop..."