This Ain't Chicago

Album Review of This Ain't Chicago by Various Artists.

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This Ain't Chicago

Various Artists

This Ain't Chicago by Various Artists

Release Date: Jun 25, 2012
Record label: Strut
Genre(s): Electronic, House, Acid House

74 Music Critic Score
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This Ain't Chicago - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Pitchfork - 77
Based on rating 7.7/10

Sometimes a tune is like a wormhole leading to a whole new dimension: When Chicago house artist Marshall Jefferson released "The Jungle" (under the moniker Jungle Wonz) in 1986, he unleashed a startling expansion of what house music could be, what it could mean. "The Jungle" sounds like its name, a dense collage of deep house bass, eerie keyboards, rippling percussion, and an otherworldly flute solo, abandoning house's imperatives to jack, to cruise, or to score in favor of spacing out and dreaming. "The Jungle", together with the work of fellow dreamer Larry Heard (Mr.

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PopMatters - 70
Based on rating 7/10

During the 1990s, the American music press was bracing for the electronic dance music invasion that never came. Magazines and websites were full of breakdowns of the various genres and subgenres of “techno” music, often created by British producers and DJs. But, except for some notable big hits from Chemical Brothers, the Prodigy, and Fatboy Slim, “techno” remained for the most part an underground concern.

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