Machine Says Yes

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Machine Says Yes
A nighttime photo showing distant buildings, bushes, railroad cars, and railroad tracks all under a billboard that is white and very illuminated, radiating out red light. Above the billboard is a line of uppercase text that reads "FC/KAHUNA", and underneath that is a smaller line of text that reads "Machine Says Yes".
Studio album by FC Kahuna
Released 8 April 2002 (2002-04-08)
Genre Electronica, trip hop, acid house
Length 57:39
Label City Rockers[1]
FC Kahuna chronology
Big Kahuna Kicks Two
(2000)Big Kahuna Kicks Two2000
Machine Says Yes
(2002)
Another Fine Mess
(2003)Another Fine Mess2003
Singles from Machine Says Yes
  1. "Mind Set to Cycle"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Glitterball"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Machine Says Yes"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Hayling"
    Released: 2003
  5. "Nothing is Wrong"
    Released: 2003

Machine Says Yes is an album by British electronic music duo FC Kahuna,[2] released in April 2002 on the label City Rockers.[1] The album includes five singles: "Mind Set to Cycle", "Glitterball", "Machine Says Yes", "Hayling", and "Nothing is Wrong".

The two most notable singles, "Hayling" and "Machine Says Yes", were co-written and sung by Icelandic singer Hafdís Huld and charted at No. 49 and No. 58 respectively on the UK Singles Chart.[3] In addition, "North Pole Transmission" was sung by American singer Eileen Rose and "Fear of Guitars" was sung by Gruff Rhys.

"Glitterball" was featured in the video games Need for Speed: Underground and Crackdown.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork 4.7/10 stars[6]
NME 8/10 stars[2]
Dallas Observer Positive[7]
PopMatters Positive[8]
Playlouder 4.5/5 stars[9]

Critical reception of Machine Says Yes was generally positive, with Metacritic reporting a normalised score of 77% based on 15 reviews which indicates that it is "generally favorable".[4] Peter Robinson of NME wrote that the album is "fresh, feisty and fierce", but also that it "lacks a definitive thumper likely to propel the duo to the chart status you'd reckon".[2] Pitchfork's Mark Martelli was less receptive and wrote that "too much calculation has gone into Machine Says Yes. The record smacks of market research, not the craven, late-night interplay that communicates real soul."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hayling" 6:50
2. "Nothing Is Wrong" 5:11
3. "Machine Says Yes" 6:33
4. "Glitterball" 5:48
5. "Growler" 6:45
6. "Bleep Freak" 2:23
7. "Fear of Guitars" 5:10
8. "Mind Set to Cycle" 6:26
9. "North Pole Transmission" 4:58
10. "Micro Cuts" 7:35

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FC Kahuna Profile Page: Biography". Music Emissions. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Peter Robinson (19 April 2002). "FC Kahuna : Machine Says Yes". NME. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "FC KAHUNA". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Machine Says Yes - FC/Kahuna". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  5. ^ John Bush. "Machine Says Yes [UK] – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Mark Martelli (15 January 2003). "FC/Kahuna: Machine Says Yes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Justin Hampton (21 November 2002). "FC Kahuna". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Matt Cibula (10 January 2003). "FC Kahuna: Machine Says Yes". PopMatters. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Iain Moffat (19 April 2002). "Machine Says Yes – FC Kahuna". Playlouder. Archived from the original on April 30, 2002. Retrieved 10 July 2012.