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Three CDs of electronic joy! Buy it now!
on 20 November 2009
I really needed to get back to engrossing myself into some electronic wondrance and this collection did it for me. In comparison to the "Ministry of Sound" One collection I have been spoilt for choice but, just as I spoke of the quality and nature of collections in my Ministry of Sound comment, I will speak of it here.
When people talk about Anthems or great dance tunes from the past 20 to 30 years, how do you collate that? Is it by their success in the pop charts or their success in the dance world? Now, the Gatecrasher release takes into account their success in the dance world - basically I would guess, how well the songs did in the clubs and the dance charts. How much were these songs played and how well were they embraced by the dance world.
Now, the Ministry of Sound collection basically takes into account the pop charts, where melody is king. Now that's cheesy melody. I calculate this via cheese. If a dance tune is cheesy enough, it will make it's way through to the top of the pop charts and live in it's number one glory. Although this doesn't help matters considering it loses all it's dance music vigour in the process.
So if you want a collection of great dance tunes (emphasis on dance) then you have to buy this but if you just want a historical representation of number one "dance" tunes then get the Ministry of Sound collection.
I'd get this if you're into dance. I'd get the Ministry of Sound One collection if you like cheesy dance pop.