Various ‎– The Very Best Of The Chillout Session

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Ministry Of Sound ‎– MOSCD 79
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2 × CD, Mixed, Compilation
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1-1 Dido Here With Me
1-2 Moby In This World
1-3 Aqualung Strange And Beautiful
1-4 I Monster Daydream In Blue
1-5 Chicane No Ordinary Morning
1-6 Badly Drawn Boy The Shining
1-7 The Sabres Of Paradise Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix)
1-8 Kinobe Slip Into Something More Comfortable
1-9 Groove Armada At The River
1-10 The Avalanches Since I Left You
1-11 Rob Dougan Clubbed To Death
1-12 The Karminsky Experience Inc. Exploration
1-13 Smoke City Underwater Love
1-14 Sneaker Pimps 6 Underground
1-15 Nightmares On Wax Les Nuits
1-16 Alex Gold Feat. Phil Johnston Flying
Featuring – Phil Johnston
1-17 Mr. Natural Feat. Chantal Matar Do You Feel What I'm Thinking?
Featuring – Chantal Matar
1-18 Paul Jackson & Steve Smith (2) The Push (Far From Here) (The Electric Bath Treatment)
1-19 Santos Hear My Soul
1-20 The Belles (Who Will Be) Here To Hear?
2-1 Röyksopp Eple
2-2 Goldfrapp Strict Machine
2-3 Linus Loves Feat. Sam Obernik Stand Back
Vocals [Featuring] – Sam Obernik
2-4 Underworld Two Months Off
2-5 X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne Lazy
Vocals [Featuring] – David Byrne
2-6 Jakatta American Dream
2-7 Milk & Sugar Feat. Lizzy Pattinson Let The Sun Shine
Vocals [Featuring] – Lizzy Pattinson
2-8 Chicken Lips He Not In
2-9 Moloko Sing It Back (Herbert's Tasteful Dub)
Remix – Herbert*
2-10 Wayne Wonder No Letting Go (Smooth Summer Mix)
2-11 Bent Private Road
2-12 Shakedown At Night (Afterlife Remix)
Remix – Afterlife
2-13 Roger Sanchez Another Chance (Afterlife Mix)
Remix – Afterlife
2-14 Deepest Blue Deepest Blue (Jon Hopkins Mix)
Remix – Jon Hopkins
2-15 Jason Nevins Presents U.K.N.Y. Feat. Holly James I'm In Heaven (Jason Bye Remix)
Presenter – Jason NevinsRemix – Jason ByeVocals [Featuring] – Holly James
2-16 DJ Sammy & Yanou Feat. Do Heaven (Candlelight Mix)
Vocals [Featuring] – Do
2-17 Poloroid So Damn Beautiful (Chris Coco Mix)
Remix – Chris Coco
2-18 Delerium Feat. Sarah McLachlan Silence (Michael Woods Remix)
Remix – Michael WoodsVocals [Featuring] – Sarah McLachlan
2-19 Agnelli & Nelson Everyday (Chillout Mix)
2-20 iiO Rapture (Soulside Remix)
Remix – Soulside (3)

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caged-nomad

caged-nomad

January 16, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

If you can look past the cheap-looking cover art and the sensational title, and if you ignore the second CD, you're left with an excellent compilation of mostly laid-back, down-tempo songs that lie somewhere between pop and electronic music. I've already listened to it countless times.

I start with the bad news, which in this case is CD 2. I hardly ever listen to that one, probably because it kicks off with that annoying "Eple" song. Other than with CD 1, the tracks here are definitely more electronic than pop. Still, it's not nearly as good as...

CD 1: It's not so much the mixing that makes this CD great (transitions between songs are unspectacular and very brief, which is actually a good thing here), but there are just so many excellent songs. There's probably not a single one that I don't like, but quite a few are simply outstanding, e.g. tracks #20 by The Belles, #18 by Paul Jackson & Steve Smith, #17 by Mr Natural, #14 by the Sneaker Pimps, #9 by Groove Armada, #8 by Kinobe, #6 by Badly Drawn Boy, and #3 by Aqualung. The CD is definitely at its best towards the end. Enjoy!