Dutch producer Tom Holkenborg -- better known as
Junkie XL -- won kudos for his chart-topping 2002 big-beat overhaul of Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation," featured in a
popular Nike ad. Alas, these 12 originals lack the pizzazz of his remixes.
Holkenborg's sixth album surveys a modest array from club-friendly sounds, from
the psychedelic chill-out idylls that bookend the album to workmanlike dance
rock ("Love Machine") and a second-rate Azealia Banks knockoff ("Off the
Dancefloor"). But aside from a couple of clever samples, including Timothy Leary
("Leave Behind Your Ego"), there's not much here you'll remember after the party
winds down. -- K.B.R.