This addition to the Another Late Night series follows hot on the heels of Zero 7's popular 2001 debut, Simple Things, which fit in nicely with the current staying-in-is-the-new-going-out trend in dance music. What better way to reward fans of all things downtempo and chilled out than to lend their record boxes to one of the genre's most potent and respected series? As a look into the influences behind Simple Things, it's illuminating; every song sounds like it could have been playing on a corner jukebox while they were making the album. From the DJ Shadow-esque "Channel Suite 1" by the Cinematic Orchestra to the Stylistics' trippy nursery version of "People Make the World Go Round," this is music to simultaneously open your heart and nod your head to. --Ruby Tuesday
NR (Not Rated)
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After hearing Rae and Christian's Another Late Night, I really had to hear more of the series (DJ Dan, Zero 7, Groove Armada), so I picked this CD up. Amazon had also recommended Zero 7 to me independantly. It started out innocently enough, with some loungey jazzy beats and ambient mood to it. The record rapidly turned, however, within three tracks, to a meta-rap deluge over mild and meek beats. After another couple tracks, the rap thinned out some, and it was replaced with some more upbeat, electronic jazz tones. I think that about half way through is really the highlight of the album. Bright and melodic, but still downtempo enough to be a relaxing listen. Shortly thereafter, however, the record makes a foray back into the hard rap-over-quiet-music genre. Thankfully, the album finishes on a brighter note, and for about four tracks, the album is worth listening to. I don't regret buying the album; I simply wish it had more substance to it. Buy used.
Ok, listen up....If you are a fan of the DJ Kicks series...GET THIS CD!!!! This CD has a little more variety than some of my favorite DJ Kicks CDs....ie..Thievery Corporation, Kid Loco, and Kruder & Dorfmeister. This CD has far more of an old school flavor than those...think...AIM....if you like AIM, you will LOVE this CD. I delayed purchasing this one due to bad reviews, mistake!!! I also listened to the samples provided, which I dont feel are quite good enough to give you a feel for this disc. In summary this cd is a perfect blend of acid jazz,hip-hop,old school R&B, and trip-hop. A must for the collection!!!!!!!
I am very confused about this realease. I was so excited when I put it in the player for the first time, only to be suprised by what came across the speakers. I loved Simple THings like a religion, but I just could not get into this COMPILATION ALBUM. Dont be fooled like I was and just wait for the next TRUE Zero 7 release to spend your $$ on.
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