Category: Dance/Disco

Pet Shop Boys – Please

Pet Shop Boys – Please Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘A collection of immaculately crafted and seamlessly produced synthesized dance-pop, the Pet Shop Boys’ debut album, Please, sketches out the basic elements of the duo’s sound. At first listen, most of the songs come off as mere excuses for the dancefloor, driven by cold, melodic keyboard riffs […]

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Faithless – Reverence

 Faithless – Reverence       Amy Hanson: ‘Maxi Jazz, the maestro behind Faithless, is well titled as “the grand oral disseminator.” The tales he spins make this album a manifesto, religious experience, sexual escapade, and 24-hour rave all rolled up into one tightly constructed package. As Jazz explored hip-hop through the 1980s and his […]

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Ariana Grande – My Everything

Ariana Grande – My Everything     My Everything is the second studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on August 22, 2014 by Republic Records. Grande describes My Everything as “an evolution” from her debut album, Yours Truly (2013); it explores more mature themes and genres. Upon its release, the album debuted atop […]

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Robert Miles – Dreamland

Robert Miles – Dreamland    Jose F. Promis: ‘Italian pianist turned DJ Robert Miles scored a massive international hit with his wonderful, dreamy dance cut “Children” (one of the 1990s biggest and best dance hits) from his debut album Dreamland. The album at times sounds as if it were one continuous song (or set of […]

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Madonna – Rebel Heart

Madonna – Rebel Heart Caryn Ganz from Rolling Stone felt that the album focused on two subjects: listening to one’s heart and being a rebel. Madonna explained that these concepts were not the initial inspiration, but emerged during the sessions with Avicii. One group of musicians explored an upbeat approach to songwriting, while the other […]

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Shakira – Pies Descalzos

      Jose F. Promis: ‘Shakira’s 1996 debut album, Pies Descalzos set the stage for one of the international community’s most celebrated and exciting stars. The album took a while to gain momentum, but once it did, the young chanteuse ascended to dizzying commercial heights that were only magnified with her more electrifying later […]

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Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity

Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity From Here to Eternity is a 1977 album composed, produced and performed by Giorgio Moroder. In the production credits, it is stated that “only electronic keyboards were used in the making of this album.” The first part of the album is a nonstop dance mix that has been […]

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Michael Jackson – XScape

Michael Jackson – XScape       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Underneath it all, underneath all the keyboards and programmed rhythms designed to bring the music on XSCAPE into the 21st century, is this simple fact: the lead single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” was co-written by Paul Anka, a superstar of another era who never […]

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Primal Scream – Screamadelica

      Released over ten years ago, Screamadelica still sounds fresh today. To these ears it stands as one of the best albums released in the ninties. The album was a significant departure from the band’s early indie rock sound, drawing inspiration from the house music scene that was becoming popular at the time […]

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Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent

Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent is the debut album by synthpop band Bronski Beat (Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbachek and Jimmy Somerville), released at the end of 1984 on London Records. This was the only album released by the band to feature Somerville, who departed the band […]

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Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor

Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor Confessions on a Dance Floor is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released on November 11, 2005 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was a complete departure from her previous studio album American Life (2003). The album includes influences of 1970s and 1980s disco, […]

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Röyksopp – Junior

Röyksopp – Junior Röyksopp’s third studio album, Junior, was released on 23 March 2009, featuring the single “Happy Up Here AMG review: Makers of sophisticated dance-pop with more than enough production finesse to intrigue electronica listeners, Röyksopp complete their transition from trip-hop maestros to electronic popsters on their third album, Röyksopp – Junior. As on 2005’s […]

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Pink – The Truth About Love

Pink – The Truth About Love The Truth About Love is the sixth studio album by American recording artist and songwriter Pink, released on September 14, 2012, by RCA Records. is generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love, The album is P!nk’s unique take on the different shades of […]

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Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded

Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded Walking Wounded is a 1996 album by Everything but the Girl, their ninth studio release. It is their highest charting album to date, reaching number 4 in the UK and number 37 in the U.S. Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded was the first album in which […]

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