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World Clique

Deee-Lite

1990

World Clique

Album Summary

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.

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Rating

2.9

Votes

4545

Genres

  • Electronica
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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

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!

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

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.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
5

This thing is so vibrant, artists spend years chasing the highs of “groove”

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Groove is truly in the heart. My heart.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

I was so deee-lited today! (Yeah, I said it.) Smooth and funky love.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

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.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

Sweetly optimistic 90's. Refreshing, from having been raised on '00s cynicism.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

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.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

I JUST WANNA HEAR A GOOD BEAT 10/10

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Thu May 19 2022
4

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.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

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.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

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.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

De la house ma foi sympatoche même si carrément pas terrible en fait.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

2.9 - "Groove is in the Heart", the rest is in the bin.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
1

Deee lete

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Thu Jun 03 2021
5

A Favorite!

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

What a surprise. I knew the hit but didn't expect the album to be so good

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

House. Me ha gustado bastante. Venga, un 5.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

o bootsy collins era fã seloco difícil não dar 5 estrelas

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

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!

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

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.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

cool

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

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

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Mon Oct 31 2022
5

A piece of my childhood

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

Wow. An album I disliked to start and it grew on me . Upbeat and quirky. I loved it

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

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.

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Mon Sep 28 2020
4

Fun album, great pop dance tracks

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

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.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

This was just a fun time!

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Production: 16/20 Songwriting: 13/20 Innovation: 15/20 Bangers: 15/20 Emotional response: 17/20 =76 Cracking album!

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Bubbly, funky, joyous--instantly mood-altering stuff.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

Funky old school 80s vibes

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

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.

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Better than expected

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

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

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

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.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

Top stuff.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Spontaneously enjoyable!!

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

I liked it

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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

I actually liked this.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

rimelig banging

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Sun Feb 13 2022
4

4/5. Kinda fire. No guilty pleasures.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Não conhecia. Bom para usar de trilha sonora de festa.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Fun, 80's dance

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

Had me moving and grooving.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

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.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

a vó do nelson come nuggets

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Gostei. Mistureba bacana, gostei principalmente das músicas com uma pegada House. De fato soa como um álbum de uma época específica. 7/10

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

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"

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Fri May 06 2022
4

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.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

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.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

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.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Bridget is a fan

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

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.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

un très bon album, je les ai largement sous estimés

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

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

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Sun Aug 28 2022
4

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.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

Really groovy

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

There be some samples on here

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

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

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

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.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Fun stuff. Only really listened to a few songs from this band but the whole album was a joy to listen to.

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Sun Nov 20 2022
4

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!

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Very groovy

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Fri Oct 02 2020
3

it was fun to listen to, really cool textures

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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

so very early 90s! fun vocal work

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Fun dance music, but not my thing outside of that context.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Decent, sounds like oasis even though they were first

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

Surprisingly enough, I liked some of this

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Sun May 23 2021
3

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.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

90s proto-house music

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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

hmm. tällä oli hetkensä, mutta sisältää myös ei-niin-hyviä 90 luvun juttuja.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

3

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

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.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

Not too bad, though "What is Love?" was creepy as shit

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

3/5

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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

listened next day due to super bowl. interesting old hip hop. gets better as it goes on

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Wed May 05 2021
3

3.5 nice album just missing a second stand out tune

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

This was so fun! Definitely would dance to it. The beginning gets a 4+, maybe 3.5 overall.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

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.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
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

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

Dull songs but interesting melodies. There's always something missing.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

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.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

It was alright. Some songs were good, some weren't. Groove Is In The Heart is a classic though. 3/5 stars.

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Tue Jul 27 2021
3

nostalgia baby

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

I knew Groove is in the Heart but that’s it. The rest is early 90s dance in a nutshell. It’s ok.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

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."

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Sun Sep 05 2021
3

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.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
3

Leuke albumhoes, hoge verwachtingen, geinig maar teveel van hetzelfde.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
3

Sympa mais casse pas des briques

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

I quite enjoyed this actually, although besides 'Groove is in the heart' there aren't really (m)any other memorable songs.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

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!

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Mon Sep 27 2021
3

Solid. Decent memories of early 90s rave stuff. The most famous track (Groove is in the Heart) probs my least favourite interestingly.

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Sun Oct 10 2021
3

091021 17:10 3

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

3.5

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Wed Nov 17 2021
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.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

90’er Elektronisk, rap, dance, rimelig sprødt, godt blandet

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Fri Dec 03 2021
3

Better than expected - main single is still a banger but not something I’d return to

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

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.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
3

It was good ! 3*

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Fri Dec 24 2021
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

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

Je sais pas trop quoi penser ahah. Cest bizarre mais ca s’ecoute bien relax. 3.6

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

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.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Groovy man. 3/5

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Mezcla de pop y música de baile. Muy de estilo de los 90. Mucho sintetizador y efectos de todo tipo

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Sun Feb 06 2022
3

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.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

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.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

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

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

A time capsule of 1990. I had fun with these NYC party starters.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

'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.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Fun if dated sounding house album. Not sure how much I would listen to it but I enjoyed it.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

Not the biggest fan, feels very repetitive, probably good when on drugs.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

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.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

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.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

04/13/2022 Fun, early 90s pop. Bubbly, feel-good tracks.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

low key listen to power of love often

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Big dumb dancin' fun.

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Fri May 27 2022
3

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. ***

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Deee-lite-ful.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Nice band, it's not the kind of music I hear but it's interesting.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

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.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

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.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Quirky and fun. Doesn’t hold up over time

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

Infectious, fun and easy to listen to. Otherwise, not really my kind of music, but a change once in a while is fine.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

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.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

Funky dance music

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

tylko groove is in the heart dobre, reszta bida

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

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.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Ok

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

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!).

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

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.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

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.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

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

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Perfectly fine, one banger and the rest blended into one thing

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

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

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

Corny, but in a fun way

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Mon Sep 26 2022
3

Only know the single, Groove is in the Heart. That's a tune though.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

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)

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Stupid, but fun. 3/5

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

Fun. 3/5

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

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.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Enjoyable, Groove is in the heart was a jam.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Solid enough house album, but only a couple of stand out tracks. Yes, including that one.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Surprisingly good. I thought I’d only know their one tune but I recognized a few.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

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

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

I always mix up this group with C+C Music Factory.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Groove is in the heart saves this album

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

VERY 90s sounding... a fun album albeit very, very average...

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

Groove is in the Heart salvaged this one.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

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

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

Could've been better but fun I guess

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

Vibes but not always the best vines

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

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

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

Not for me.

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Sun Mar 07 2021
2

Funy album. Good to have as backgroundmusic. But could not realy intrest me.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
2

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.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
2

Joa passt

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Tue Jun 22 2021
2

mah..

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Wed Jan 27 2021
2

una canción me gusta. El resto insufribles

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Thu May 27 2021
2

Never listened to their record, beyond just their biggest hit. Fun house grooves, but I don't think this is that important :shrug:

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Wed Jan 20 2021
2

House coñazo.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

Música para loja de roupas em shopping centers!

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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

Groove Is in the Heart is amazing indeed, but rest of the record is just generic house pop, nothing special...

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Fri Mar 26 2021
2

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.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
2

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.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
2

One great song

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Fri May 14 2021
2

Not my type of music but def talented.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
2

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.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
2

Very average sound.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
2

Some fun vocal manips and beats here but not enough to justify the runtime

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Fri Aug 27 2021
2

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.

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Sun Sep 05 2021
2

Not my music at all, but even then I found the album to be very repetitive and boring

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Fri Sep 10 2021
2

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).

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Wed Sep 15 2021
2

Meh

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Thu Sep 23 2021
2

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.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
2

This album is just straight up weird. Not for me.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
2

Groove is in the Heart is 5 star, the rest of the album is sub par

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Fri Oct 01 2021
2

That one song was a tune. The rest, not so much.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
2

Meh.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

njae, jag gillar det inte

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

Not really a house music guy. The single was enough for me.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

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

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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

Fin blæs. Men det er kun fint

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Mon Dec 13 2021
2

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

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Mon Dec 13 2021
2

sounds like En Vogue

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Thu Dec 16 2021
2

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.

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Fri Dec 24 2021
2

Not really my scene.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

Groove is in the Heart - top banger. The rest kind of blurred into one.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
2

Not for me, but can understand why people would like it though.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
2

Not so bad, just not for me

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Fri Feb 25 2022
2

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

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Fri Feb 25 2022
2

Sounds like Americans trying to do Madchester. Not a bad facsimile, but still not the same.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
2

Expected to like this one more.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
2

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.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
2

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.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
2

Not my thing.

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Thu May 12 2022
2

Just another one hit wonder band/album that should not be on this list.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
2

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.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
2

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.

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Sun Jun 19 2022
2

One fantastic song, the others just merged into one and I lost interest

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