At least 15 Minutes keeps its techno theme throughout. Snatch, the new film from Guy Ritchie (Madonna's husband), tosses a few electronic-based tracks (from Massive Attack and the Herbaliser) on its soundtrack among the smorgasbord of punk (the Stranglers), pop (10cc), R&B (Maceo & the Macks), and modern rock (Oasis). It tries to fool nondiscriminating listeners into believing that it's on the edge of electro-hipness. Carefully placed songs by Overseer, Mirwais, and Massive Attack almost disguise the fact that Snatch is more concerned with established hits by Bobby Byrd, Huey "Piano" Smith, and of course, Madonna. Cheers, then, to 15 Minutes for at least having the guts to stay in one genre for its duration. That really doesn't make the somewhat airless Prodigy and Gus Gus cuts any less moldy or the deplorable cover of David Bowie's "Fame," by annoying techno-fakes God Lives Underwater, listenable, but it does use its fame allotment more shrewdly than the stinky Snatch.
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