Various : 21st Century Chill Out

Necessary or evil? We're partial to CD3...

Ah, with all this chilling, you're spoiling us. Three CDs - entitled 'Sunset Café', 'Departure Lounge' and 'Coffee Shop' - mirror the three faces of chilling: global beats (aii!), world whoosh (double aii!), and some nice domestic feelgood music.

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Necessary or evil? We're partial to CD3, with Midfield General's 'Reach Out' and Lambchop's 'Up With People' (Zero 7 remix). The rest is over-produced, tremulously sung, bad rainforest documentary soundtracking. Freezing in liquid nitrogen's too good for 'em.

Kitty Empire
4 / 10

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