Although not every track here is a duplicate, Rhino's New Millennium Doo Wop Party is essentially a single-disc distillation of the label's stellar four-disc Doo Wop Box. It's a pretty good one, too, featuring most of that package's biggest hits and best-known songs among its 20 tracks. The inclusion of hits by Gene Chandler, the Drifters, and the Coasters plays a little fast and loose with the definition of doo wop, but none of those songs really upsets the flow of the collection. Even though there's a great deal more excellent music on The Doo Wop Box, New Millennium Doo Wop Party is a terrific sampler.
AllMusic Review by Steve Huey