This fun mix album finds modern French dance music artist Bob Sinclar taking an inspired romp through the back catalog of one of his big influences, Cerrone. It is an ideal pairing, because both musicians favor rhythm-heavy dance music with a catchy, upbeat feel. As a result, Sinclar has no problem honing in on the strengths of Cerrone's work, and this helps make Cerrone By Bob Sinclar a consistently engaging listen. Sinclar wisely avoids tinkering too heavily with the sound of the original tracks, instead choosing to intersperse large portions of classics like "Love in C Minor" and "Music of Life" with judiciously chosen snippets of other, lesser-known tracks to fill the gaps. This approach not only preserves the integrity of the original material but also shows how forward-thinking much of it was. Sinclar also throws in a couple of inspired mash-up-styled remixes, the most notable being the collision of his own Cerrone-inspired "I Feel for You" with the Cerrone favorite "Look for Love." The end result is as much a solid collection as it is a mix album: For this reason, Cerrone By Bob Sinclar can be freely recommended to electronica fans and classic disco enthusiasts alike.
AllMusic Review by Donald A. Guarisco
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