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February 17, 2001|STEVE BALTIN

*** 1/2 Paul Oakenfold, "Perfecto Presents Another World," Sire. The title says it all on this dazzling two-CD collection from the superstar DJ. In kicking off the mix with Dead Can Dance's haunting "The Host of the Seraphim," Oakenfold shows from the outset he's holding nothing back. To emphasize his point, he delivers a bold remix of Led Zeppelin's "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You." In Oakenfold's magic nether world, Robert Plant's vocals are a natural fit in the techno revolution. The collection's peak is Max Graham's fist-pumping, thumping "Airtight." Any questions about why Oakenfold is considered the master of his craft will be quickly answered here.

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Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent). The albums are already released unless otherwise noted.

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