Various Artists

Clubland, Vol. 17

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AllMusic Review by Jon O'Brien

Eight years after its first attempt to muscle in on the crowded Floorfillers market, the Clubland brand releases its 17th installment, an impressive feat that only highlights its continued dominance of the U.K. dance music scene. More chart-friendly than its previous collections, the album features Top Ten singles from Lady Gaga, N-Dubz, and Inna as well as remixed versions of huge hits from Rihanna and Kelis. However, Clubland, Vol. 17 doesn't neglect its club roots, with acts signed to the hugely influential AATW label, such as Darren Styles, Ultrabeat, and Cascada, dominating the track list. From the first disc, the ABBA-esque Europop of Agnes' "On and On," Daruso's Italo-house-inspired "Since You've Been Gone," and Edward Maya's Gallic-flavored "Stereo Love" provide the highlights, while Benny Benassi's all-star collaboration "Spaceship," Stromae's saxophone-led "Alors on Danse," and Wiley's techno-grime crossover "Electric Boogaloo" are the standouts from disc two. With novelty hits from Dan Balan and Vengaboys, and cheap cover versions of recent hits such as B.o.B's number one "Nothin' on You," the quality isn't always consistent. But while it may not be as credible as the Ministry of Sound compilations, its mixture of Clubland favorites, exclusive remixes, and future hits should ensure that it's just as successful.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Yolanda Be Cool / DCUP 02:10 Amazon
2 Dan Balan 03:23 Amazon
3 Darren Styles 04:10 Amazon
4
Vika Jigulina / Edward Maya 03:01 Amazon
5 Skepta 03:12 Amazon
6
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Inna 02:52 Amazon
7 Aggro Santos 03:46 Amazon
8 Cascada 03:25 Amazon
9
Daruso 03:55 Amazon
10 Danzel 03:32 Amazon
11 Longo & Wainwright 03:27 Amazon
12 Major Lazer 02:41 Amazon
13 Risskee 04:37 Amazon
14 Funky Dee 04:14 Amazon
15 Lady Gaga 03:53 Amazon
16 The Black Eyed Peas 06:14 Amazon
17
Doodge / Viper 03:17 Amazon
18 Agnes 03:06 Amazon
19 Scooter 03:05 Amazon
20 Jason Born 04:15 Amazon
21 The Collective 03:51 Amazon
22 Manian 03:10 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bodyrox / N-Dubz 03:05 Amazon
2 Ultrabeat 04:37 Amazon
3 Inna 03:31 Amazon
4 APL / Jean Baptiste / Benny Benassi / Kelis 04:49 Amazon
5 Armin van Buuren 02:40 Amazon
6 Baby Alice 03:04 Amazon
7 ItaloBrothers 03:19 Amazon
8 Vengaboys 04:15 Amazon
9 The Headhunters 03:19 Amazon
10 Rihanna 03:13 Amazon
11 Deelux 05:16 Amazon
12 Kelis 04:09 Amazon
13 Stromae 03:23 Amazon
14
DJ Gollum / Basslovers United 03:10 Amazon
15
Urban Myth 02:54 Amazon
16 Rob Mayth 03:17 Amazon
17
Dougal / Gammer 03:13 Amazon
18 R.I.O. 03:50 Amazon
19 Mika / RedOne 02:43 Amazon
20 Wiley 02:22 Amazon
21 Henry Blank 05:30 Amazon
22 Loveline 03:04 Amazon
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