Review by Marc P February 24, 2003
|Groove Armada Ė Love Box
Love Box is the second album by Groove Armada to be released on SACD.
Groove Armada is dance oriented ďbandĒ. Well they are not really a band, they should be described as DJís.
The fact they are DJís is clear when you listen to this album, lots of beats, tight baselines, and a weird mixture of music.
This album has it all, soul, gospel, rock, dance and ragge muffin. So very much a blend you would expect in a European club on a Saturday night.
And thatís why I like this album so much, reminds me of going out, getting drunk, dancing, hitting on girls and waking up with a head and/or heartache.
The wide range of music also makes it a great party album when you have a party at home, it has something for everybody on it.
Even though the SACD layers is clearly better than the redbook layer one should not expect sonic heaven, itís clearly not compatible with the musical style of Groove Armada. The extensive use of samples and artificial drum and baselines are not what one would call audiophile sounds, but thatís not the point. This is party music and what this disc does prove is that party music is fun and can sound pretty great on SACD.
Sorry no information about the MCH mix, because I donít have a MCH setup.
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