- Audio CD (11 July 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B00005N6SD
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,154 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Unbelievable - EMF|
|2. Step On - Happy Mondays|
|3. Connected - Stereo MC's|
|4. All Together now - The Farm|
|5. Move any Mountain - Shamen|
|6. Killer - Adamsci|
|7. Sit Down - James|
|8. Dragging me Down - Inspiral Carpets|
|9. Wierdo - The Charlatans|
|10. Shine On - The House of Love|
See all 18 tracks on this disc
|1. Getting away with it - Electronic|
|2. Suedehead - Morrissey|
|3. There she goes - The La's|
|4. She's so high - Blur|
|5. This is how it feels - Inspiral Carpets|
|6. The only one I know - The Charlatans|
|7. I'm free - The Soup Dragons feat. Junior Reid|
|8. Groovy train - The Farm|
|9. I Believe - EMF|
|10. The only rhyme that bites - MC Tunes vs. 808 State|
See all 19 tracks on this disc
My favourite track overall has to be "Shine On" by the House of Love - recalls the days of packed sweaty clubs, baggy faded jeans, long sleeved t-shirts and cans of Redstripe!
Some "oddballs" too - Smiths, Pete Wylie and Depeche Mode which don't really stack up with the rest of the CD but are worth a listen.
If you were there you'll love it.
The Roses, Mondays, Carpets, James, Charlatans et al make up the "madchester" contingent, while the likes of Blur, Wonder Stuff, Carter, EMF... represent the "grebo"(!?) brigade that jumped on the bandwagon. Chuck in some proto big-beat (Moby, Orbital, 808 state, PWEI, Beloved) to even it out a bit, and you get a fair picture of good british music at the turn of the 90s.
There are many tracks that hold memories - (remember Candy Flip, the Farm, Soup Dragons?) - songs that make you want to swagger around like a mad hybrid of Bez and Ian Brown, those really were the best days. There are some all-time classics by The La's, New Order, and the Smiths, so my main complaint is that "loaded" and "fools gold" are absent. I'm also not sure about the title - and I've heard rumours that EMF are attempting a comeback?
The type of people who will buy this will mostly be late-twentysomethings wishing they were still young. Although anybody who's into stuff like the Chemical Brothers or don't know their history should definitely buy it.