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Not enough rare material this time around...
on 2 October 2008
I have been a follower of the Triple CD 80's era 12" collections since the first one was released a few years back. This collection serves as a reminder of just how underrated the 90's are, and also how bland this period could be too, which ultimately leads to disappointment with this collection.
The set starts off strongly enough, but quickly runs out of steam and feels like the compilation team were scrapping the barrel a little. This isn't helped with the third CD of mainly Acid Jazz tunes some of which have not aged very well, and most of them havebeen available on other compilations for some time..
Overall I think the 80's era 12" collections are very good but this 90's 12"s collection show that the demise of the '12" remix' and the vinyl 12" single as a popular mainstream format began here, thanks to the increasing popularity of the CD single and an increase in downloading, and perhaps it is the lack of material from this period that limits this collection.