Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)
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Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)

September 11, 2001

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  Song Title
Little By Little
My Friend (Album Version)
Lazy Moon
Raisin' The Stakes
Edge Hill
Tuning In (Dub Mix)
Join Hands

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  • Original Release Date: September 11, 2001
  • Release Date: September 11, 2001
  • Label: Jive Electro
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  • Total Length: 1:08:32
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  • ASIN: B00138GZMA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,409 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye "Shake Your Ass" Hello "Best of 2001" October 8, 2001
By diro
Format:Audio CD
The duet of Groove Armada is back and their sophomore release is a much more mature and complex piece of work then their critically acclaimed 1999 release, "Vertigo". (Reviewer's note: I thought Vertigo was one of the best CDs I picked up that year)
"Goodbye Country" fuses a blend of soulful-hiphop, house vibes, dub-style beats, down tempo rhythms, and nicely orchestrated traditional instruments. This album has much more depth and width to it than Vertigo. While there are enough tracks that could easily be played at your favorite dance hall for pumping beats (Suntoucher, Superstylin, Fogma, Raisin' the Stakes), there are several tracks which are downtempo enough for those late Sunday afternoons and late night chill sessions (Healing, Edge Hill, Join Hands). What is most evident in Groove Armada's latest release is the variety of musical talent and cross-section of musical styles that were gently and delicately incorporated together.
This is probably the best new release of 2001 that I have picked up this year, hands down. Cato and Findlay won't disappoint. Set the EP speed on "groove" and enjoy. Moving in stereo - d.i.roberts
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get into This "Groove." August 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
In a world of connect-the-dots pop, Groove Armada offers an alternative to the instant gratification dance music that dominates our airwaves. "Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)" is a winning hodgepodge of soul, hip hop, house, and pop that reaffirms the group's status as one of the leading names in down-tempo electronica. Merging electronic beats with real instruments, the tracks feature warm vocals, textured melodies, and bangin' beats. They soothe the soul like a tall glass of iced tea in July. Like most novices, my first exposure to Groove Armada was through a handful of chillout albums I own. Intrigued by their work, I decided to grab this CD, and from the first beat I was impressed. There's the familiar tune "My Friend," but the disc reaches its high point on the downright funky "Raisin' The Stakes." Elsewhere, the disc is as smooth as a brush of velvet. Get into this groove and buy this CD today.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD blew me away May 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had heard maybe one track from this CD on internet radio and decided to dive in and buy it.
I was blown away. The styles are amazingly varied from song to song without the transitions seeming jarring. Production is great with layered sounds straight through and you have everything from dance/hip hop to softer ambient stuff.
A solid, solid album.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Armada of talent December 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Probably one of the best albums of the year, Groove Armada continue to explore new ideas,and offer up a musical buffet of sounds. In contrast to their second album, Vertigo which was mostly downtemp and chill, the title of this album foreshadows where these blokes are headed. This album incorporates live insrumentations as well as clever sampling. The first track, Suntoucher, blends hip-hop rhymes and disco orchestrations to create a head bopping sensation. The second track, Superstylin' is a fierce mix of reggae dub vocals and foot stomping house beats that beckons one to dance.
One of the finest tracks, Fogma, is nasty groove at its best and one can't help but play it over and over. They even revisit old school rap and breath new life into it in track 8, Raisin the Stakes. Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) is a befitting title for this album, proving that these blokes are moving up off the sofa and stepping onto the dancefloor. It definitely needs to be heard several times for it to be appreciated and once it finds its way into your cd player it will be there for a while. Its perfect driving music, getting ready to go out music, and it definitely satisfies when having a few friends round for drinks.
An album with great energy, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) is an evolution of two very talented musicians with great taste in music and an ear to the dancefloor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars - Almost as good as Vertigo December 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Probably most famous for the Sex And The City Theme or the classic "Shaking that A**", this UK duo is made by London DJs Tom Findlay and Andy Cato comes back with a great album. This new production by Groove Armada is a very solid recording, with the participation of artists such as Richie Havens ("Little by Little" and "Healing.") My favorite track all in all, "Lazy Moon" -one of the best down tempo songs in a VERY long time! 'Vertigo,' their previous album, and its remixes I loved, so they become really hard to beat. Otherwise, I'd give it five stars.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superstylin' Supergroove September 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Since their inception into the underground club/electronic scene, GA has been hailed as one of the brightest in the industry, drawing praise from and collaboration with people like Madonna and Elton John.

With the follow-up to their smash debut Vertigo which established them on the electronic map, they had a lot to follow. And....Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) does live up to expectations.

A fair mix of rap-funk music and ambient chill-out tracks, expect nothing too similar from Vertigo. The excellent first single showcases GA's deep inclinations with the use of beats and rap-funk-hiphop in their music. There are a few tracks in the same vein (Raising The Stakes, Tuning In). There's also the use of guitars in chill-out tracks like the gorgeous My Friend and Little By Little.

Excellent sophormore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be Taken Away
Now here is one of Groove Armadas classics! This album is a great one to groove to and one to let take you away. It has Super Stylin' which I heard when I was about 13. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Brandon
4.0 out of 5 stars Groove Armada - Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)
The third full-length from Groove Armada, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub), starts off with "Suntoucher," a trip-hop track that emphasizes more hip-hop, and it indicates the... Read more
Published on February 24, 2011 by scoundrel
5.0 out of 5 stars Groove Armada at their best!
Have you had a busy day, full of calamity and conformity? Then this album is definitely your remedy... Read more
Published on July 14, 2009 by Brian J. Baker
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Published on December 31, 2007 by Dottiegee
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Successful Album For The Groove
I bought this album at its release in 2001. Six years later and I'm still playing the entire album or some of its choice tracks on a regular basis. Read more
Published on August 2, 2007 by CloudMan
5.0 out of 5 stars Hellooooo, Groove Armada
Long after proving themselves to be maestros of analogue-driven club-roots pyrotechnics with the quaking "I See You Baby" and the lackadasical "At The River," Groove Armada put out... Read more
Published on March 30, 2007 by Mark Eremite
4.0 out of 5 stars Not many highlights, but still a nice album to groove to (har har)
Groove Armada isn't a great group, but they do manage to deliver some quality tunes every now and then. Read more
Published on January 1, 2006 by C. Cross
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasently feel good trip.
Same old GA winning formula, the trick they have is exploring the mainstays of dance and ambient chill in the main and adding a thematic twist to each album. Read more
Published on March 9, 2005 by S. Hebbron
5.0 out of 5 stars ..sorry i am late
I don't know why i arrived to this cd only in the 2004!
Never too late, in this case.
Infact for a long periods i considered Groove Armada likes the band of "My... Read more
Published on February 27, 2004 by T. Michele
5.0 out of 5 stars the best cd in my collection
Contrary to many other reviewers, this cd was my first introduction to GA. I believe it to be far superior to their previous release "Vertigo," which is a fine cd if you... Read more
Published on December 17, 2003
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