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What has happened. Thank god for CD2
on 28 July 2001
Exactly as my title asks, what the hell have the ministry done. After struggling to make sense of the end of track 1 (Dido-Here With Me) and the trashy mix, I spent the next few minutes trying to figure out WHY mix the avalanches and whatever it is playing in the background. What is that? Perhaps the mixer forgot to turn of the cue button or something. Anyhow the rest of Disc 1 ambles along at a very uninspired pace with a few tracks literally bunged in to make up the numbers. Enough said, I happily discarded Disc 1 and was reluctant to attempt to play Disc 2. Thank god I did, here we are, from the worst that the Ministry can sling together to one of the very best Chillout sessions possible. So, my question still, what happened? I love all types of music and really enjoy the Chillout stuff that is about, but before I buy the next M.O.S installment it will be well listened to before parting with my hard earned dosh. Oh, Disc 2, yes, excellent, if were not for this disc the whole review would probably be unprintable, but, with a well thought out arrangement and at last some good mixing this CD will join the ranks of the ever growing classic chillout grooves available. Come on M.O.S, leave the apprentice DJ's in a booth with no recording output and keep it to CD 2 standard. RIK.