Alternative Press (1/02, pp.94-5) - 8 out of 10 - "...Something indisputably fresh..."
Sneaker Pimps include: Chris Corner, Liam Howe, David westlake, Joe Wilson.
Additional personnel includes: Sue Denim, Zoe Durrant (vocals).
Producers: Line Of Flight, Jim Abbiss, Flood.
Recorded at Line Of Flight, Strongroom Studios, London, England.
After disappearing from American radar screens for several years -- even as Armand Van Helden's trend-setting remix of "Spin Spin Sugar" remained very durable in clubs -- Sneaker Pimps became a radically different group with their third album. Less experimental, less distinctive, and definitely missing the production finesse of Nellee Hooper, Bloodsport suffers musically from a lack of imagination and vocally from Chris Corner's surprisingly post-grunge style of delivery. From the sub-Depeche Mode industrial pop of the opener "Kiro TV" to the bland "Nightclubbing" sound-alike "Small Town Witch," Sneaker Pimps hardly sound like the same band that made indie pop sound hip again back in 1996. ~ John Bush