I found out about Parov Stelar about a year ago, and ever since I have been hooked on their music! This album has 2 discs, one with more relaxing 'lounge-ish' music and the other with more upbeat music. I already owned some of the songs from buying the various EPs that were already available but this album is definitely worth purchasing! Parov Stelar mixes old school swing music with electro beats to create a unique 'electro-swing' genre that is not very common but definitely pleasing to the ears. I can't wait to see what this innovative band comes out with next.
This album is superb! It is packed with vibrant, uplifting, 1920's style swing over modern electro dance beats, which just makes you want to move - you just can't help but get into the fast moving groove of this music! However, despite that being the general flavour of the album, it also contains some great songs which aren't of that mold, which provides the album with some variety. Overall the album sounds fresh and uplifting, and gives something a little bit different from usual club-style dance music.
It seems that this album can be bought as two separate single cds, or else it can be bought as a double album containing both cds. I recommend buying the 2 disc version.
Some of the tracks on this CD are unmissable; they are so happy and danceable to. I personaly dislike anything remotely house or hip-hopish and there are some tracks which veer unpleasantly (to my taste in that direction. However, the happy Latin beat tracks more than make this collection a worthwhile purchase and even perhapse, a Must for any collection.