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This review is from: You Don't Know - Ninja Cuts (CD-R)
So, I may sound like some grumpy old f**t going on about the good old days but as far as I'm concerned NT haven't released a consecutive bunch of great albums since 2004. Sure there've been a couple here and there but seems to me, like with Warp, that the best days are behind them. And that's reflected in this box collection. The best tunes here are from longer established acts on the NT roster with their takes on jazz, trip hop, instrumental hip hop and breakbeat. Just not so fussed about the stuff put out out my some of the newer acts here, doing unremarkable bog standard hip hop or dance floor s***. To my ears there are about 15 -20 good tracks out of the 50, while others here are frankly pants. This simply doesn't compare with cracking compilations like Funkungfusion, Zen, the Solid Steel series and Flexistentialism. Now, if the best tracks had been bunged onto one CD it would've def been a 5 star effort.