The Countdown Singers

Dance Party: Be My Lover

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Just when one thought the Countdown Singers' performances couldn't sink any lower, they drag this nugget out of their swamp for public consumption. Unlike many other of the high quality Countdown Singers releases, there's no sense of musical cohesion. It scatters through high-energy to low-tempo numbers without any consideration to the vibe a proper dance party record should have. Starting off with a lackluster version of J. Lo's unbelievable "If You Had My Love," and trudging their way towards redemption with "Be My Lover," things come to a near screeching halt with "I Wanna Be With You," before shifting things into Kattan/Ferrell head-nodding high-gear with "Automatic Lover." This high-energy beat is interrupted yet again by the inclusion of Britney Spears' door-opening single "Baby One More Time." A fitting inclusion, to be sure, but one that could have been better served at the beginning of the record right before J. Lo's hit. The same problem repeats itself with the back to back "Ooh..Ahh..Just A little Bit" and ""Feels So Good." It's as if they party people in the Countdown Singers simply could not make up their minds when track sequencing this album. Things only get more mind-boggling with the inclusion of rock artifact Don Henley's mid-'80s relic, "All She Wants to Do is Dance," in between high-energy stompers. All in all, not the strongest release that the Countdown Singers have released, but most definitely not their weakest. Here's hoping next time will be better.

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