Direct Source's Let It Rock 1994 is a 12-track look at the chart pop of the year in question. The tracks are drawn from a wide variety of sources and include both big and very minor hits. The biggies include Ace of Base's "The Sign," Us3's "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia"), and R. Kelly's "Bump N' Grind." The rest of the disc is a mix of alternative rock (Gin Blossoms' "Found Out About You"), rap (Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear," Fu-Schnickens' "Breakdown"), pop (Joshua Kadison's "Beautiful in My Eyes"), and a track from the early '60s (the Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh")) that doesn't paint the most flattering picture of the year. Along with that, the disc is too brief, and for some strange reason contains two tracks from SWV ("You're Always on My Mind," "Anything") that weren't even hits.
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AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra