Album Review: Groove Armada - 'Black Light' (Work It Out/Cooking Vinyl)

Groove Armada - 'Black Light' (Work It...

Groove Armada have always been a bit of a ‘default setting’ act cherished by those who can’t be arsed to get out there and dig. Favourite football team? Manchester United. Favourite meal? Spag bol. Favourite dance act? Groove Armada (...

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Groove Armada

Groove Armada

It was confusing that the same Groove Armada that produced the cheese-on-toast ‘I See You Baby’ also drifted the delicious ‘At The River’ into our worlds. But here it’s easy to understand. These two discs, one pre-School Disco fodder,...

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Groove Armada

Groove Armada

Eager to shrug off their reputation as chillout bores, Groove Armada have stepped up their game with a couple of recent killer singles. ‘Get Down’ gives a spring-loaded platform to the awesomely elastic vocal talents of grime MC Lady Stush,...

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Groove Armada

Groove Armada

Despite having a name that could happily double as the Foam’n’Fun night at your local student union bar, Groove Armada have released at least two quite good songs – 2000’s ‘I See You Baby’ and ‘Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)’. And...

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Groove Armada : Purple Haze

Groove Armada : Purple Haze

Guitars are back! Look! Even yuppie electronica trailblazers Groove Armada are using a hoary old Status Quo sample from 1970 that sounds like a lost Datsuns studio outtake. It's like a disease, I tell you. And, along with 'Purple Haze's...

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Groove Armada : London Shepherds Bush Empire

Groove Armada : London Shepherds Bush Empire

If it's hard to love a band like Groove Armada , it's equally difficult to hate them. After all, they do make lovely background music. They sound great in the car, they're an ad director's dream and they seem like nice lads. Yaaaaaawn. In a live...

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Groove Armada : Superstylin'

Groove Armada : Superstylin'

You're probably as bored with Groove Armada's last album, 'Vertigo', as they are. Like Moby's 'Play', it seems to crop up everywhere - deodorant ads, Ibiza chill-out comps, the hairdresser's. So Tom Findlay and Andy Cato have wisely dug deeper...

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Groove Armada : At the river

Groove Armada : At the river

A quite marvellously odd lounge number, all drowsy trumpets and suave crooning. It could be Tony Christie on smack, inviting you to join him in his seaside paradise, except that wouldn't be that original... er. However, I'm somewhat suspicious,...

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Midsummer. Saturday afternoon. You and your buddies park up your runabout old bangers in the middle of the big city and you lay back on the windscreen. You can just about stand the heat on your shoulders while the car stereo pumps out the music....

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