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Chill-out Classics (cos all you need in life is calm...)

Magic Lemur
 
Moon Safari
Moon Safari
"Gotta start with the defining work of Chillout! Air have never approached this brilliance again, but it is a wonderful thing that this has remained."
Black Cherry
Black Cherry
"Not as popular as 'Felt Mountain', but blissfully weird. Alison Goldfrapp's voice is at the peak of its powers."
Best Kept Secrets 1996 - 2004
Best Kept Secrets 1996 - 2004
"Any group that can write 'Gorecki', know chillout as second nature!"
Play
Play
"Yea, yea - you probably know this one - but watch the video 'Jetman' & you'll see its brilliance anew..."
Leftism
Leftism
"The best electronica Album of the 90's - blends at least 5 genres into serene melodies. If you don't believe me, then pick up any chillout compilation & I bet it has 'Melt' on it!"
Rhythm and Stealth
Rhythm and Stealth
"Used to death by Ray Mears on his programmes, but that should not detract from it... ;)"
Visions
Visions
"Thought these were just Bandwagon jumpers, but this album has some fine tracks on it, even if the 1st one is just the speaking clock over a beat!"
Resist
Resist
"I just love this album cover - its so serene! And the music on it is the same - blissed out drum & bass. 'Hungry' is easily the best song (from this perspective.)"
The Best Of
The Best Of
"Although the constant looping of the same samples should be nauseating, it is somehow not & 'My Friend' (Track 5) is mesmerising..."
Simple Things
Simple Things
"Way, way too overrated in the chillout stakes. However 'Waiting Line' & 'Destiny' are good..."
The 5th Exotic
The 5th Exotic
"Obscure, but the first 4 tracks beat anything 'Zero 7' have done for World Peace!"
The Cross Of Changes
The Cross Of Changes
"Obscure again & only one good track. However, every time I play my Chillout compilation, people loop that song over & over again - Track one 'The Return of Innocence'."
The Best Of M People
The Best Of M People
"Lost wonders of the 90's - 'Search for the Hero' is blindingly powerful & the rest are guaranteed to bring you joy."
Fragments Of Freedom
Fragments Of Freedom
"Fleas on the above, but prolific enough to have moved out from the shadow of the big tree & into their own element..."
3 Feet High and Rising
3 Feet High and Rising
"Often cited as chillout, and with good reason - what happened to the genre of Chillout Hip-Hop? Bring it back I say!"
Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
"Ranked #613 in music? Superb album & a forgotten Chillout classic. One of those cases of an eloquent voice dispelling rage (like Eminem can be.)"
The Best of James
The Best of James
"Tis rare for a band to understand Chillout. These guys don't do it deliberately but, like Alanis Morrissette, their passion & soul speak to places other chillout doesn't reach! ;)"
The Sophtware Slump
The Sophtware Slump
"Another Chillout Band, but this one do (or rather did) know what they were doing. This album never fails to calm me while driving as it has surreal touches & the lead singer's voice can't be bettered."
The Best TV Ads ... Ever!
The Best TV Ads ... Ever!
"Another car chillout classic. This has so many tracks that are soulful & peaceful though, oddly, they don't seem to work as chillout when taken off the album & put on a compilation."
Chillout Album
Chillout Album
"The original & best though gone out of issue. Quick - Go buy up all the copies!... Actually, maybe its best left as secret brilliance... D'oh!"
Chilled Ibiza: Experience the Ultimate Sunset Mix
Chilled Ibiza: Experience the Ultimate Sunset Mix
"These CD's are especially good for lazy bedroom afternoons without, though preferably with, company (if you know what I mean...;)"
The Chillout Session
The Chillout Session
"Very enjoyable & apparently better than the recent 'Best of'. As wise women say - 'it ain't what you do it's...'"
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
"A big secret among Chillout fans - keep it under your hat... Of course there is 'The Very Best of', but that's only the first three tracks & misses 'Ecstacy of Gold'..."
Oxygene - 30th Anniversary + 2D DVD
Oxygene - 30th Anniversary + 2D DVD
"Purely Instrumental, but was the inspiration for Moby (& probably most of this list.)"
The Voice of Calm
The Voice of Calm
"From the writer of the Little Book of Calm. The final word on all things peaceful & serene (unless you like reading as well as listening...)"