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More Of The Same
on 2 July 2012
OK, I know, it's getting boring to read me moaning about Ministry of Sound releases, but really, this needs to be addressed.
For a start what is 90's groove? It's not a genre as such, and just encompasses R&B, Dance and bits of hip hop. So you may be forgiven for asking why tracks like Brimful Of Asher (obviously the Fatboy Slim version!) are here? Yes, it's a groovy track, but it's not got that swing. With the title of this - you'd expect something like Brand New Heavies' "Midnight At The Oasis", Kenny Thomas' "Best Of You" and such tracks with a "groove".
Ranting over, I guess this makes a good playlist, tracks like Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity will always be part of my iPod, and listened to too, not just sitting there gathering dust like some other tracks. I also liked tracks like Sade's No Ordinary Love, with the smooth lyrics, yet, where's the groove?
Also I found a lot of the tracks here are 80s, like Soul II Soul's Back To Life, Neneh Cherry's Buffalo Stance and even Lisa Stansfield's Been Around the World. So it begs the question, where did they do their research, and who was in charge of groove?
Don't get me wrong, there are some good tracks, but half of this you probably have on other compilations, plus it's far too mainstream. I just don't get MOS' criteria for making compilations, and yes, though this is good music, it's just poorly put together or classified. I never bothered with 80's Groove, so I don't know how this fares.