Ministry of Sound: Chilled Acoustic
Chilled Acoustic is a half-correct title. This mixed compilation from Ministry of Sound begins with the sound of an electric guitar, and the bulk of what follows across these three discs -- with few exceptions -- doesn't even emphasize acoustic guitar, let alone acoustic recordings. It's a no-frills set of downtempo electronic music from the mid-'90s through the first decade of the 2000s, highlighted by the Beta Band's "Squares," Air's "Playground Love," Doves' "Firesuite," Róisín Murphy's "Scarlet Ribbons," and Tracey Thorn's "Hands Up to the Ceiling." Although the tracks in full would have been preferable, the mixing is subtle, much like the songs themselves.