This is a collection of a huge variety of artists and styles. There seems to be no logic in the track selection - contemporary and more traditional styles are simply cast together - but I'm so glad they are - I have listened to styles I might not otherwise have bothered with. I play this all the time - there are so many beautiful tracks on each CD (some I simply skip but they are very few). It's such a good compilation and I have a huge new appreciation for the talent shown by Brazilian artists. Some of the tracks seem bang up to date - I'm sure my son would appreciate them - and he is into Drum and Base. I can't rate this CD highly enough - it truly is one of my best buys. I'm listening now and the depth of the rhythms, the harmonies and the contrasting counter rhythms, the sudden changes in tempo and dynamics, the break into drumming…I could so go on and on. Brazilian music is, I have discovered, so rich. Treat yourself to this CD. You will not regret it at all. Just be open, its might not be what you are expecting but it simply gets under your skin and soon you find yourself thinking "I love this track" over and over again. If you are still wondering - just press the "buy" icon.