Book of Love

I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love

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AllMusic Review by Michael Gallucci

This New York-based dance outfit never made much noise, and this 16-track compilation, spanning 16 years, never lets you think otherwise. Rather, it's an unassuming and occasionally satisfying trip into spare synth-pop and sunny melodies, both heavy on nostalgia. The best songs -- like "Boy" and "Alice Everyday" -- even possess an innocent charm that sounds years away from the modern-day electro-rave scene. Bizarro fact: Singer Susan Ottaviano and keyboardist Ted Ottaviano are not related.

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