The Groove | Boston, MA | 08/29/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"For those who already own chillout collections from Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, and Naked Music, there is absolutely no reason to get this disc. Sony Music jumps on a bandwagon that's already getting stale with this collection of downtempo grooves. For the most part, the songs in themselves are pretty good, but we get predictable artists like Moby, Massive Attack, and Deep Forest who have already appeared on countless other discs. If a label is going to release an album of this nature, then it should dig deep and include rare quality tunes that may be underexposed. To its credit, it DOES have Jill Scott and Maxwell, giving this disc a welcome, soulful slant. But a couple of other tunes are questionable. What's music from the film "Titanic" doing here, for example? I can't say that this compilation is a bust, but it does almost nothing to separate itself from the rest of the other chillout CDs that are rapidly filling up record store bins. It's chillout with a corporate twist."
One of the best albums of all time!
VaNessa | Brooklyn, NY United States | 10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A wonderful variation and compilation of songs from Moby to Maxwell. It's such a peaceful album to listen to that I even listen to it while I study. If you like music by Enya, Dido, Moby, Jill Scott, Maxwell, etc., then you'll love this album."
Soul Soothing Selections
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 12/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For reading or relaxing, The Classic Chillout Album creates a comforting ambience. The selections are soothing and keep to a consistent laid-back mood. There is enough variety to keep you relaxed and entertained. Classics like Sade's Ordinary Love are instantly recognizable and Sweet Lullaby by Deep Forest invites in the exotic. The album begins with more edgy selections and then turns romantic and sensual at the end, making this perfect to listen to with someone you love. Perfect as a relaxing background while giving massage, reading books in bed or for escaping into a relaxing bath. Play this on your stereo while you watch a fireplace DVD and curl up with a good book. Hot chocolate with whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg, optional, but comforting.
~The Rebecca Review