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Not as good as the original Electro albums,
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This review is from: Electro: the Definitive Electro and Hip Hop Collection (Audio CD)
The first annoyance is that all the tracks are mixed. Now this isn't surprising as it's what you got on the original 80's Electro's. Only problem is that the mixing on the originals was smooth and actually added a quality to the album. I still remember an excellent transition between Chris the Glove Taylor's Itchiban Scratch to the B Boys Stick up Kid (Street Sounds Electro 7) and that was over 20 years ago (Yes I feel old - but I was at school). On this compilation the tracks seem to have been scratched-mixed in a hurry. Why scratch the beginning of Rockit when the beginning is a scratch???? Some of the scratching also puts the tracks out of time and seems misplaced at times.
Next problem is the length of the tracks. Fitting 24 on each CD can't be done if you want to have the full length originals so now your left with radio edit short versions. Again the original Electro albums had 3 or 4 tracks on each side so you were never short changed.
Get this collection if you want to listen to some old school electro gems but not if you're hoping to get something as good as the original Street Sounds Electro albums.