Various Artists - Disco Fever Album Review

Review of Disco Fever Album by Various Artists

Disco is the genre of music we all hear towards the end of the night at clubs, and at celebrations such as weddings and parties. It is essentially good times music. The very essence of disco is fun and confident. Created in New York in the sixties and seventies as a statement from gay and cultural groups against the rock domination, it was meant to create a statement.

Various Artists Disco Fever Album

It's a shame that when you see disco compilations that they all have the same tracks on. Yes, disco was a product of the seventies, but there was so much more to the disco movement. It would be nice, just for once, to see something other than Gloria Gaynor and Rose Royce with 'Carwash'. There were some great disco tracks from that era. It could have unearthed some real gems.

As it is, this is just the same as the other compilations, but perhaps in a different order. Of course you can enjoy it if disco is your thing, or just because you need a bit of a lift, but it's not going to be anything you haven't already got somewhere. Great memories can be relived, for example KC and The Sunshine Band's 'Got To Give It Up' always makes me smile, but it's not going to make this an individual album.

That said, there are the less tacky tracks such as Odysseys 'Native New Yorker', and 'Got To Be Real'. It's not all stereotypical party DJ tracks, but overall it's like the ultimate disco cliché! It hits the ultimate low point at YMCA!

All this, neatly placed in a sparkly deep purple packaging... And conveniently released for all of your Christmas and New Year parties on the cheap for the recession! Didn't see this one coming did we?!

Laura Johnstone


More Various Artists

Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review

It makes absolute logical sense for any company to want to be affiliated with the biggest events in the world, which the football World Cup...

Various Artists - Kitsune America 3 Album Review

Given their heritage, it would be easy to assume that Gallic fashion house Kitsuné would be "Into" the sort of soul-sucking EDM you'd associate with...

Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review

Producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O'Brien's pet project for ATO Records, 'Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One', is a curious proposition. A cut above...


College Radio Day Volume 2 Album Review

On their 1985 minor hit 'Left of the Dial', The Replacements sang their ode to college radio, America's best solution to showcasing all the most...

Various Artists - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty OST Album Review

What with 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' not being released until Boxing Day and knowing little about what the film actually entails - Ben...

Various artists - Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake Album Review

As well as being the name of a Nick Drake song and a best of compilation album, Way to Blue was a touring ensemble of...

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

The Great Gatsby movie may not have received universal praise and critical acclaim since its silver screen release but that doesn't mean you should write...



Various Artists Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Various Artists

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All