Clubland Smashed is the All Around the World label's alternative to the popular Mash Up Mix album series on the Ministry of Sound label. Year after year, the Cut-Up Boys assembled Mash Up Mix albums for Ministry of Sound that feature over 100 tracks over the course of two discs, and these albums were reliably among the label's best-selling releases. The Friday Night Posse follow the lead of the Cut-Up Boys here on Clubland Smashed and similarly mash together over 100 tracks over the course of two discs. Moreover, the album is reminiscent of the Clubland style of bouncy beats and the brand's adolescent orientation. The track selection speaks to the album's Clubland focus, as many of the tracks come from the hardcore scene. In contrast, the Mash Up Mix series by the Cut-Up Boys is far more oriented toward popular music. Clubland devotees who enjoy mash-ups should give this album some consideration, as it's oriented specifically toward them. Those outside of the Clubland orbit, even those with a taste for mash-ups, aren't likely to find themselves drawn in by Clubland Smashed. Unlike the Mash Up Mix series on Ministry of Sound, the material compiled on Clubland Smashed is mostly outside the realm of popular music with the exception of occasional mainstream inclusions such as Inna's "Hot," Underworld's "Born Slippy," and Cascada's "Evacuate the Dancefloor." Furthermore, those who aren't Clubland devotees might find themselves put off by the slipshod DJ mixing of the Friday Night Posse.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2