Quite possibly one of the definitive "As Seen on TV" collections, Pulse gathers 18 guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure dance-pop hits from the '90s, including such omnipresent singles as Snap!'s "Rhythm Is a Dancer," LaBouche's "Be My Lover," Culture Beat's "Mr. Vain," and Haddaway's "What Is Love." The album's other club anthems include Reel 2 Real's "I Like to Move It," 2 Unlimited's "Get Ready for This," and Ace of Base's "Beautiful Life." Amidst the cheesy keyboards, predictable beats, and endlessly repeated choruses are some genuinely good singles, such as CeCe Peniston's "Finally (7" Choice Mix)" and Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K's "Move This (Hit Mix)." But even Pulse's weakest tracks are nothing less than insanely catchy and instantly recognizable; if you're looking for slick dance-pop favorites, then Pulse is all killer, no filler.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares