Progressive History X

Although Fluke only recently gained attention in the States—thanks to inclusion of its "Absurd" on the Tomb Raider soundtrack—the electronic dance trio has long been known in its native

Although Fluke only recently gained attention in the States—thanks to inclusion of its "Absurd" on the Tomb Raider soundtrack—the electronic dance trio has long been known in its native U.K. Recent albums OTO and Risotto sent five singles (including "Absurd") to the U.K. top 40. Progressive History X collects these highlights from the band's first 10 years, plus several older tracks. Together, they illustrate Fluke's mastery of big-beat style, built on hypnotic riffs and driving tempos reminiscent of fellow techno act the Grid. Rare finds "Thumper!" and "Philly" still sound ahead of their time, even a decade on. And such delicious British hits as "Tosh" and "Atom Bomb" should show U.S. audiences what a good time they've been missing.—WH