World Clique is the debut album by American dance music band Deee-Lite, which was released in 1990. The album's first single, "Groove Is in the Heart", was a top-five success on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart as well as a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. Three subsequent singles also hit the top ten on the U.S. dance chart, including "Power of Love/Build That Bridge", which also hit No. 1, and "Good Beat". Guest artists on the album include Bootsy Collins, Q-Tip, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. When World Clique was released on compact disc, two bonus tracks were added to the album: "Deee-Lite Theme" and "Build the Bridge". "E.S.P." contains a sample of actor Bela Lugosi from the 1934 film The Black Cat.Wikipedia
A Scooby Doo episode in which Fred, Velma and Daphne follow a trail of day-glo, pheremones and good beats, only to find it's led them to each other and their coming of age in the post-disco era. They then Scooby Screw each other with reckless abandon and dance their way through the emotions they don't yet understand, gabbing on the way home about the power of love and the groove in their hearts. Zoo-zoo-wah, indeed!
This turned from 4 to 5 stars when the "I'd probably put it on again" criteria I use for a 4 rating turned into "I actually put it on again more than once later in the week." It's jam. It's a vibe. And I'm into it.
This thing is so vibrant, artists spend years chasing the highs of “groove”
Groove is truly in the heart. My heart.
I was so deee-lited today! (Yeah, I said it.) Smooth and funky love.
In the late 80s, most folks my age looked with horror at the psychedelic looks and sounds of the late sixties and early seventies. Tangerine, avocado, lemon, tomato: these colors (not foods) filled thrift stores because no one wanted them. Most of my peers were in Goth Black or Eco Earth Tones. Gloomy Grunge was fighting its way into the mainstream. Austin Powers and the Brady Bunch movie were some years away. "Groove is in the Heart" hit me like a truck. It was so fun and so groovy (and we weren't allowed to say groovy anymore), and when I saw the video I swooned. These weren't things we heard and saw. Sampling and mixing sounds at a level such as this was brand new, and on top of that it was catchy and made you want to move! And then the video! Glorious color and movement! Finally something made for me! It would be hard to judge how creative and innovative this album was at the time just listening to it today. This was one of the first CDs I bought when I finally got a player. I may have overplayed it in the 90s, so that I didn't really revisit it after that. It was really fun to listen to the whole thing again for the first time in a couple of decades. Sure, there's a nostalgia element to my rating, but that's one of the reasons I'm here.
Sweetly optimistic 90's. Refreshing, from having been raised on '00s cynicism.
World Clique grew on me in a shocking way - shocking because it didn't break 90's-dance-album form. Instead, it revealed itself as a better and better project over the runtime. My only theoretical explanation is how well sound-designed the tunes are. The samples move through space in a way that most produced pop does not. This is extra-impressive since the songs are house-minimal. And beyond the theoretical I can only say that I bounced more and more as I listened.
I JUST WANNA HEAR A GOOD BEAT 10/10
This cheap cake filled with repetitive lyrics and terrible puns is surprisingly enjoyable. It's fun, the beats and the hooks are nice, and it's very '90s.
Sounds pretty dated and i can't say i love just sitting down and listening to a whole album of dance music. these tracks are all pretty goofy, but i can tell that a lot of them would be really fun to dance to. last song with the animal noises is pretty annoying.
En ce mardi matin de defaite footballistique, mon humeur etait des plus deplorables. Néammoins, le generateur me fasait une belle promesse en me servant sur un plateau le groupe Deee-Light, aux lettres non sans rappeler les plus belles heures de la voix de nez. Quelle ne fut pas ma deception à l'écoute de cet album, ou les principes fondamentaux de la voix de nez ne sont absolument pas respectés. Deee-Light fait honte a toute une frange de l'industrie musicale, choisissant volontairement un nom de scène faisant référence à l'univers de la nasalité, sans pour autant proposer une performance en adéquation avec les attentes. La quantité d'air insuflée entre les parois nasales de la chanteuse principale est grandement insuffisante, Dee-Light n'est tout simplement pas digne de son nom.
De la house ma foi sympatoche même si carrément pas terrible en fait.
2.9 - "Groove is in the Heart", the rest is in the bin.
What a surprise. I knew the hit but didn't expect the album to be so good
House. Me ha gustado bastante. Venga, un 5.
o bootsy collins era fã seloco difícil não dar 5 estrelas
Of course I’m very familiar with “Groove is in the Heart”, but I was surprised to see that this album was already in my music library. So apparently I have listened to this some time ago. It’s hard to believe this is from 1990. The album is a lot of fun with groovy music to match the groovy cover. Great listen!
A fun and funky blast from my past. It's been a while since I listened to this album but it is still very enjoyable.
All-time favorite. This album raised me in a couple ways, probably. Lady Miss Kier an all-time legend. All three Deee-Lite albums rock
A piece of my childhood
Wow. An album I disliked to start and it grew on me . Upbeat and quirky. I loved it
Do I want to hear a whole album by the "Groove Is in the Heart" people? I mean sure, that's a great song. And ... yep, a fun listen. Surprisingly good (and goofy) throughout.
Fun album, great pop dance tracks
Groove Is in the Heart obviously a hit. Had no idea who it was by or that Q-Tip had a feature. Lots of bouncy beats here, just makes me want to dance. Familiar piano riff on Good Beat... is that sampled in some other song? Same thing in Try Me On... I'm Very You.
This was just a fun time!
Production: 16/20 Songwriting: 13/20 Innovation: 15/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 17/20 =76 Cracking album!
Bubbly, funky, joyous--instantly mood-altering stuff.
Funky old school 80s vibes
Hilarious album cover and groovy beats. A full album got to be a bit much and some of the music is painfully 90s but that doesn't stop this from being a jam.
Better than expected
A fun fun album that I had never listened to completely before. Groove is in the heart is great but there are a number of tracks worthy of praise as well. I'm going 4 stars
Fun and warm. Captures that New York dance club feeling really well. Groove is in the heart is a standout in many ways. Like the heavy infusion of soulful elements throughout.
I liked it
I actually liked this.
4/5. Kinda fire. No guilty pleasures.
Não conhecia. Bom para usar de trilha sonora de festa.
Fun, 80's dance
Had me moving and grooving.
Part late 80s/early 90s New York House and garage, part funk and part hip-hop, ‘World Clique’ is a clever, fun and accomplished debut record. Featuring serious star power in Q-Tip, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker (amongst others) making unexpected but great contributions, it’s the little record that could and the ultimate New York party record of its era.
a vó do nelson come nuggets
Gostei. Mistureba bacana, gostei principalmente das músicas com uma pegada House. De fato soa como um álbum de uma época específica. 7/10
A dance party that still sounds just as crazy and futuristic today. Fun, with quite an impressive guest list for a group making their debut. At times a little cheesy. Something that only really could have come out in the early 90s and gained traction. Favorite tracks: "Deee-Lite Theme", "Groove Is In the Heart"
Super fun album! I put it on for a party after hearing and it really makes a lively environment. Disco vibes. One of the songs I recognized from a Fergie song that was sampled.
did not expect to see deee-lite knocking about on an album based list, but who knew they had anything else other than one of my all time favourite tracks. did some wikipediafiling and what a fucking mad bunch. american, ukrainian and japanese raised korean making music from new york that to me sounds like it came from the british house scene. not actually a bad album, nice to hear some 90s dance every now and then.
Another of those classic albums that has so many memories tired up in it for me. Still such a ground breaking and more importantly fun album.
Bridget is a fan
When I loaded up the 1001 page for the day, I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't seeing things. It's Deee-Lite! This is an album that my family and I used to jam to together and it's always been a guilty pleasure of mine to go back to from time to time.
un très bon album, je les ai largement sous estimés
I can't really think of a better name for this group. They truly are delightful. Dee-Lite was such a breath of fresh air in 1990. Nothing else sounded like them. Between the campy style and the out of this world bricolage of sounds, I think a lot of people treated them as a novelty or just didn't know what to do with them. But musically, Dee-Lite is no joke. Their blending of live playing and samples is so effortless and creative. Their collaboration with Q-Tip and funk masters like Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, and Maceo Parker adds a depth you don't always get in club/house music, not to mention some serious musical street cred. Dee-Lite really captured in a bottle this club-centric energy that was so fresh at that time. The music is colorful, exuberant, groovy and soulful. It has a playful sense of humor, but not a whiff of irony. This is earnest and optimistic in a way that music hasn't been in a really long time. It's a real mood lifter and so much fun to listen to. Their subsequent albums lacked the same fire, but World Clique is a classic. Fave Songs: Groove Is in the Heart, Power of Love, Good Beat, What Is Love?, Deep-Ending, Who Was That?, Build the Bridge
Groove Is In The Heart is a stone cold classic - everyone knows that! The rest of the lp is not quite that standard, but thats forgiven as nothing could really top G.I.I.T.H.
There be some samples on here
This album was somewhat less interesting than I hoped, but it also comes from that period when electronic music was just on the cusp of technological advances that would make it a lot more interesting. Overall the album is good, with a lot of fun disco-style beats matched to more modern electronic instruments. In some ways it reminds me of the Jamiroqaui album I got on this list, but less mature because of the earlier era. It seems like this album crawled so that Jamiroquai could walk on moving sidewalks. Worth a listen despite the fact that it is a bit dated 4/5
I liked this a lot! I love dance music and am not picky about it, but I do particularly love early 90s dance like this. How great is "What is Love"?! If you told me it was recorded yesterday, I'd believe it. I don't love Lady Miss Kier's voice, so this album drops from a 5 to a 4.5 for me.
Fun stuff. Only really listened to a few songs from this band but the whole album was a joy to listen to.
So I assumed they were one hit wonders, but no, an actual album of decent commercial house. I was a little bit young for the entire album but look at the talent on this - Maceo, Bootsy & Fred! And this is so polished and easy to listen on. Still hard not to have a little jiggle to Groove In The Heart!
it was fun to listen to, really cool textures
so very early 90s! fun vocal work
Fun dance music, but not my thing outside of that context.
Decent, sounds like oasis even though they were first
Surprisingly enough, I liked some of this
Not a genre of music I generally listen to (unless I'm out dancing), but this had some good funky grooves. Definitely found myself moving to the beat. 3 stars.
90s proto-house music
hmm. tällä oli hetkensä, mutta sisältää myös ei-niin-hyviä 90 luvun juttuja.
Groove is in the heart slaps. Everything else is solid, but seems like typical 90's hip-hop to the ears of this listener who, granted, is not well-versed in the genre.
Not too bad, though "What is Love?" was creepy as shit
listened next day due to super bowl. interesting old hip hop. gets better as it goes on
3.5 nice album just missing a second stand out tune
This was so fun! Definitely would dance to it. The beginning gets a 4+, maybe 3.5 overall.
These guys were fun to watch on MTV back in the day. They had a cool black-light vibe, that stood out from the rest of the new wave pop at that time. Solid beat music, with the one stand out track “Groove is in the Heart”. Good background music or club tunes. Solid 3.
There is a reason Groove is in the Heart has 110 million more streams than any other song on the album. Def caught lightning in the bottle there. The single song is enough to get it onto the list but not to get it higher than a 3
Dull songs but interesting melodies. There's always something missing.
Fun, but I eventually got bored of the repetitive rhythms and was waiting for the album to end. Would go back to this for a bit of energising. Liked it more than I thought I would.
It was alright. Some songs were good, some weren't. Groove Is In The Heart is a classic though. 3/5 stars.
I knew Groove is in the Heart but that’s it. The rest is early 90s dance in a nutshell. It’s ok.
A few of these I liked, mostly not my thing though. I sure they worked well in a 90's club. The first half of the album was boring to me. The first song that caught my attention was "What is Love." "Groove is in the Heart" has nostolgic value for me, but also I feel like it's genuinely a standout song. I also liked "Who Was That" and "Build the Bridge."
Lots of samples used from this album. Crazy to see how far back house music stretches. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either.
Leuke albumhoes, hoge verwachtingen, geinig maar teveel van hetzelfde.
Sympa mais casse pas des briques
I quite enjoyed this actually, although besides 'Groove is in the heart' there aren't really (m)any other memorable songs.
Bit out of tune, but the first few songs are quite fun. Then some tracks like smile on, ESP are a bit boring. Groove is in the heart is a classic of course!
Solid. Decent memories of early 90s rave stuff. The most famous track (Groove is in the Heart) probs my least favourite interestingly.
091021 17:10 3
Ok, so interesting music besides the “one hit wonder “. I’m going to add some to some of my party playlists. It feels different, it feels like so much fun. The lyrics aren’t thought provoking but the sound is fun to have every once in a while.
90’er Elektronisk, rap, dance, rimelig sprødt, godt blandet
Better than expected - main single is still a banger but not something I’d return to
Ah the early 90s house sound: drum and bass that sound like they came through a telephone, the same 3 chord piano riff in every song, some cheap keyboard stabs, over the top singing and vocalizations. The formula became a joke, but these guys at least got out in front. Groove is in the Heart is by far the best track, but it's also hard to go wrong when you have Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker and Qtip together on a song.
It was good ! 3*
World Clique redefined techno music as futuristic kitsch, a genre for the masses with a sense of humour. "Groove Is in the Heart” is on World Clique, and notably features funk n’ roll godfather, Bootsy Collins on bass and spoken word. That’s it. (6/10) FT: Groove Is in the Heart, What is Love
Je sais pas trop quoi penser ahah. Cest bizarre mais ca s’ecoute bien relax. 3.6
I love dance pop from the era. Takes after disco and the rising house movement. The over-the-top production and punk-like vocals appeals to fans of B-52's Cosmic Thing or Madonna's Like a Virgin / Erotica. I wish it lasted a bit longer but the grunge movement shortly after killed the bright dance mood of these types of albums. I don't particularly think any of them are worldbending other than "Groove is in the Heart" (which is one of my favorite songs of 1990), but I really enjoy them all, and will continue coming back to this album. It's silly and fun and has great beats.
Groovy man. 3/5
Mezcla de pop y música de baile. Muy de estilo de los 90. Mucho sintetizador y efectos de todo tipo
Good house music with some late 80s hip hop influence. This album is optimistic and bouncy. However, it just doesn’t do much for me. I did enjoy it though, it’s just not something I would choose to listen to.
I rather enjoyed this. Groove is in the Heart is highly irritating because it is over familiar. There was a period between late summer and early autumn in 1990 where you couldn't escape this song. The rest of the album surprised me in a good way. The house tracks and pumping piano actually got my dancing around my MacBook. There's more depth to the album than I was expecting. I had no idea Bootsy Collins was involved.
Fine, but not great. A few of the songs are pretty cool and innovative with samples or unique instruments brought in for the beats, but many are also just funk/synth wallpaper filler. I think the airy, spacey vocals don't help with this as they don't drive the songs much and kind of just melt into the sound of the beats, which are sometime bland. 5/10
A time capsule of 1990. I had fun with these NYC party starters.
'World Clique' is an LP featuring music primarily of women, by women, and for women. And men, if you’re down with feminism, you’re welcome to join in the dance party, too. ‘I can’t read your mind,’ Lady Miss Kier implores on ‘Try Me On… I’m Very You,’ ‘So you got to let me know all the time how it feels for it to be real.’ If that’s not feminine to the core, I don’t know what is! One of the things I like about this recording was the positive energy it promoted. The titles are filled with words like 'good' and 'smile' and 'love.' Oh, and don’t forget 'groove'; but, we’ll get to that in a moment. On the second to the last song, ‘Who Was That,’ someone broke into Kier’s house, took a bath, ate some food out of the fridge, just generally helped themselves to a B&E hotel for the night. And, had this happened to, say, the gangsta rap group Cypress Hill, they would have hunted that motherfucker down and given him a dirt bath. Kier’s reaction? Not even a hint of anger or retribution. Rather, radical 'hospitality', a word not found in any of the song titles, but could be. Positivity aside, the lyrics only play a supporting role to the lead, the real star of 'World Clique': the groove. If you’re feet aren’t tapping in the first 30 seconds, then you’re either deaf or dead. Subtle, but prominent use of piano and horns, steady drumming and heavy on the bongos (in a good way). Lots of electronica. And with the legendary bassist (for both James Brown and later Parliament Funkadelic) Bootsy Collins joining in the fun on several tracks, the groove is most definitely in and at the heart of this whole LP. The title track, 'World Clique,' celebrates both individuality and our global communion. Hence, the ‘world is our clique.’ And the members of Deee-Lite even incarnates that vision with two DJs- one from Russia, the other, Japan- and Kier, a multi-talented artist from Ohio. No doubt they draw from the other five continents for roadie assistance and sound engineers and promoters and such. My best friend, who turned me on to this whole '1001 LPs' exercise in the first place (& for which I am truly thankful), recently posted a review of a group he criticized as unrelentingly repetitious. And while my response to him is that I often like that- given the right genre- I must confess that 'World Clique' was, for me, a little too repetitious All of these songs are just too long to listen to, but none of them are long enough to dance to. I did not listen to the bonus track (not on the original LP), ‘Build the Bridge,’ but my suggestion for Deee-Lite is that their good electronica dance music could greatly benefit with a few well-placed musical bridges here and there. Then again, what do I know? I dance like a hippie at Woodstock. And Santana’s ‘Soul Sacrifice’ still grooves the shit outta me.
Fun if dated sounding house album. Not sure how much I would listen to it but I enjoyed it.
Not the biggest fan, feels very repetitive, probably good when on drugs.
When I bought this album as a 26 year old I was more than half convinced that guitar based pop was all but dead. The charts were filled (aside from the usual dross) with thinly-disguised, floor-filling paeans to hedonism and disco biscuits and any references to "love" we're usually code for getting twatted with a load of gurning strangers in a field just outside the M25. It didn't really work out that way, I suppose, which is probably for the best. Anyway, it's an absolute age since I've played this record and I'm surprised at how housey it is. Sure enough, as well as locating precisely where groove is, it also defines "love" as a neo-hippyish shared, no doubt chemically-induced, experience. I'd have had no problem with that back in the day but I find it slightly irritating and dated these days. I know, I know... I'm getting old. To be fair, I enjoyed it a lot more than I've let on so far. Aside from the housey piano riffs and hedonistic pseudo-philosophising, there's also plenty of playful and inventive use of break beats and samples and Lady Miss Kier radiates star quality - it's just that I'm not 26 any more and I don't care about this sort of music half as much as I used to.
Grove is in the Heart is a great song. I had no idea it was by this group or that it would be on this album. Without that song the album would be a 2. Overall the album is just there and generally is unremarlable besides Grove Is In The Heart.
04/13/2022 Fun, early 90s pop. Bubbly, feel-good tracks.
low key listen to power of love often
Big dumb dancin' fun.
Het is een leuk album, maar toch niet echt spannend of zo. Blijft een beetje laf. Favoriet is het bekende "Groove is in the Heart", maar ook "Good Beat" heeft wel wat. ***
Nice band, it's not the kind of music I hear but it's interesting.
Really great, it's house dance at its best, a mix of funk and Electronica the track "Groove is in the heart" was unavoidable in the 90s it was everywhere radio, TV, films truly inescapable. while I was still to young to properly appeciate them in the early 90s they are probably what lead to my love of trace and trip hop greats like Paul Oakenfold and The Chemical Brothers a decade later.
I think if dance music were still like this today, my disposition towards clubs would be a lot more positive. The album was quite enjoyable to have playing. But also totally forgettable. rounded down to a 3.
Quirky and fun. Doesn’t hold up over time
Infectious, fun and easy to listen to. Otherwise, not really my kind of music, but a change once in a while is fine.
It's one of those albums that doesn't get a reaction other than disinterest and slowly reveals itself to be more interesting song-by-song. It builds up to their most well-known song and slows back down. I think they really had something going on here but whether it's the beats or the singer or the composition, it needed a bit more flare to keep my attention.
Funky dance music
tylko groove is in the heart dobre, reszta bida
The came out my freshman year of college and Groove Is In the Heart was absolutely everywhere for a while. A couple of lesser hits pinged memory while listening to this: most of it I’d never heard. The rest of the album lacks the star power of the major hits but overall a very consistent and decent dance album.
Nice album, yes, but not an album I'd call special in any way. The only thing that stands for it is Groove Is in the Heart being a hit back then, and therefore the entire album's inclusion here can be excused as a sort of "marking the moment in time that was". But should peeing on the post to mark a territory make for a reason that's good enough? I'd argue Deee-Lite is your classic one hit wonder of a band. And there's nothing wrong with that (it's certainly eclipses my personal achievements in the field of music!).
Groove Is in the Heart is a fantastic song, but unfortunately nothing else on the album is anywhere near the same level. I enjoy late 80s and early 90s dance music so it was a fun listen, but I'm not sure I'll return to anything aside from Groove Is in the Heart, Power of Love and E.S.P.
I wanted to love this, but most of the songs are too sparse and/or repetitive to live up to the song that everyone knows. I love the vibe, I love the vocalist, I love the style. Most of the songs need work though. Good Beat could have been a lot better by just being half as long. Who Was That? is repetitive at the start, but the back half is a lot of fun. Deep Ending is cool but the lyrics aren't great. An album full of bangers like Groove is in the Heart would be an easy 5. Oh well.
Heard it before?: Yes, this is my 2nd listen Enjoy it: Yes, it’s surprisingly relaxing and comforting for the genre? No harsh sounds at all, just nice beats and mixing and vibes Favourite song - (never any doubt) Track 9 - Groove Is In The Heart
Perfectly fine, one banger and the rest blended into one thing
Dee-Lite theme - Kinda intro song Good beat - I don't expect anything to be lyrically complicated so I guess l just want to hear a good beat?👍 Power of love- a vibe, not a very catchy hook Try me on... I'm very you - this a very good vibe👍 Smile on- A bit twee for me What is love?- weird song with just spoken vocals and a weird sample. Still works as a song generally World clique- lyrics don't really make sense, lots going on with production ESP- really cool song, especially effects on vocals👍 Groove is in the heart - never heard this rap verse before, but otherwise a bop👍 Who was that - home invasion core. Pretty bizarre Deep ending - standard dance song Build the bridge - this song sounds like orbital Very good vibe, again more of a background vibe 3/5
Corny, but in a fun way
Only know the single, Groove is in the Heart. That's a tune though.
Listened Before? N Better than I expected! Pure early-90s dance goodness. Sometimes I miss music like this. Also: Groove is in the Heart is one of my favorite 90s songs. Added to Library? N Songs added to playlist: Groove is in the Heart (duh)
Stupid, but fun. 3/5
Groove is in the heart, what a great song that is. The rest of the album is enjoyable, but fails to live up to that.
Enjoyable, Groove is in the heart was a jam.
Solid enough house album, but only a couple of stand out tracks. Yes, including that one.
Surprisingly good. I thought I’d only know their one tune but I recognized a few.
Some absolute tunes on this and some funky hiphoppy grooves which bring a smile to your face. A quirky, unusual album with outsized influenced. A lot of fun and optimism packed in. Good for unusual dancing. Probably need to listen to it a few times to fully appreciate. Otherwise a strong 3
I always mix up this group with C+C Music Factory.
Groove is in the heart saves this album
VERY 90s sounding... a fun album albeit very, very average...
Groove is in the Heart salvaged this one.
I had low expectations when I saw the cheesy ass album art but the instrumentals went hard and Groove is in the Heart is a hit for a reason. Wouldn't say it's revolutionary and a lot of it is pretty one-dimensional but it's not bad either
Could've been better but fun I guess
Vibes but not always the best vines
llol NÖRTTI ALERT KUVASSA XDDDDD SILMÄ LASIT! ihan hyvä lbumi hipiti hopiti kohdat hyviä laulaja on semmone joo kiva vähän ottaa siitä r ja b hommelista mallia I(haista vittu) ihan kelpo kelpo juttu vähän eksperimenttaalia ripoteltu sinne tänne deep ending
Not for me.
Funy album. Good to have as backgroundmusic. But could not realy intrest me.
No wonder they are one hit wonders. Uninspired, repetitive funk album with only Groove is in the Heart holding it up. And even that song is repetitive.
una canción me gusta. El resto insufribles
Never listened to their record, beyond just their biggest hit. Fun house grooves, but I don't think this is that important :shrug:
Música para loja de roupas em shopping centers!
Groove Is in the Heart is amazing indeed, but rest of the record is just generic house pop, nothing special...
Most of this sounds like all the club trash from the mid-90s, but then it was released in 1990. I'm afraid being an innovator doesn't help when that trash got played to death for years. Groove Is In The Heart is always fun to hear though, and there are some cool samples throughout.
those are some outfits xd songs sound alright i guess nothing im super into though. done with the third song and im kinda done with this album already lol. wait i recognize What is love, or at least the beginning reminds me of "she's homeless". Groove in the heart is the hit! It feels so much more like a fully realized song than anything else so far. But I still dont love it or anything lol.
One great song
Not my type of music but def talented.
Funky. Most every song has a good beat that catches you. The album really shines with 'Groove is in the Heart', and the rest unfortunately suffers a bit because of the strength of the one song. Nothing really has the same complexity and vibrancy as that one song.
Very average sound.
Some fun vocal manips and beats here but not enough to justify the runtime
The question foremost in my mind going into this album was “Is there more to it than ‘Groove Is in the Heart’?” And the answer is a resounding no. That track is the sole bright spot on this album - a funky throwback that sounds like nothing else on this record and was a huge hit around the globe (the fact that it had an eye popping, candy colored music video probably didn’t hurt). The rest of the album unfortunately sounds like bog standard late 80’s/early 90’s electronic/dance music with the occasional strangeness (“Who Was That?” being a prime example of the latter) thrown in. I am someone who tries to find the silver lining in things however - and I’ve got to hand it to “1,001 Albums You Must Listen to Before You Die” for this - the preponderance of electronic/dance albums I’ve gotten so far has moved me from someone who thought it wasn’t a genre for them to someone who knows that it isn’t a genre for them.
Not my music at all, but even then I found the album to be very repetitive and boring
What you want: more imaginative, witty and hip-hop/funk influenced dance tracks like Groove is in the Heart. What you get: pedestrian, dull and unimaginative house music (albeit with a great vocalist in Lady Miss Kier).
I don't want to be all "It's nice but I wouldn't want it on my bedroom wall about this" but that's how I'm feeling. It's not particularly unpleasant, I just can't think of any circumstance where I'd want to listen to this and I certainly do not want it on my bedroom wall. There's no progression or movement aside from the endless jogging on the spot feeling it gives you.
This album is just straight up weird. Not for me.
Groove is in the Heart is 5 star, the rest of the album is sub par
That one song was a tune. The rest, not so much.
njae, jag gillar det inte
Not really a house music guy. The single was enough for me.
Welcome to the 90s my dudes! Wow! If any album I've ever heard said 90s it's this one. Dancey beats. Synth keyboards, random horns this album is a slap in your face telling you "HEY!!! THE 80S ARE DONE, IT'S THE 90S NOW MFERS!!" lots of "HEEEEYYYYYYYSSS" lots of "OHHHHHHHHHHHSSS" The cover even says "this is the 90s biatches!!!!" Anyways cool nostalgia for me and I could see how this would be influential at the time but I don't find vibe resonates with me know. Would probably give a 2.5 for the cool horns and the wahs plus the nostalgia factor. Probably wouldn't listen to it again
Fin blæs. Men det er kun fint
Hipster in 1990. The three members look like the worst kind of douches you'd want to meet. Bad retro funk dance. Best Tracks: Try Me On ... I'm Very You; Smile On; Groove Is In The Heart
sounds like En Vogue
Groove is in the Heart is great, but the rest seemed like generic dance music to me. The music is fine, but I'm downgrading my rating because it's basically a one-hit wonder.
Not really my scene.
Groove is in the Heart - top banger. The rest kind of blurred into one.
Not for me, but can understand why people would like it though.
Not so bad, just not for me
This is exactly the style of 90s pop dance music I remember from listening to GWR FM in my Dad's car and watching the Chart Show on a Saturday morning in the early 90s. It's a nostalgic and not entirely unpleasant sound, but also quite dated and not very interesting. 2/5
Sounds like Americans trying to do Madchester. Not a bad facsimile, but still not the same.
Expected to like this one more.
Never had much use for this sort of thing at the time, don't have much use for it now, and this album didn't change my mind.
90's American dance music... well it is OK...ish. some nice bass lines and some interesting vocals from "The Lady Miss Keir Kirby. Liked "Groove Is In The Heart" "Power Of Love" but really don't see this in my top 1001 Albums.
Not my thing.
Just another one hit wonder band/album that should not be on this list.
Groove is in the Heart is a great song, full of life and musically diverse. The rest of the album is the opposite of this; moribund, repetitive, and completely absent of ideas. It's forgivable as the genre was still finding its feet, but I don't think this album should be on the list.
As an admirer of utterly horny women greased up and chained to a radiator, I could really feel myself getting a right lob on for this...until it started. I found myself being so enraged that i ran next door and stole the newborn baby of my neighbours. I sold him on the black market for £60 and a copy of the first series of The IT Crowd on dvd. Quite the day.
One fantastic song, the others just merged into one and I lost interest