Like its predecessors, Best of New Age, Vol. 5 may be a little uneven, but it's nevertheless a fine sampler, showcasing many of the best moments from mainstream new age music. This collection doesn't capture many of the more adventurous moments in the genre -- instead, it features selections from EKO, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Acoustic Alchemy, Lorie Line, Bill Moore and Jan Hammer. For curious listeners, who only want a taste of particular artists, this is a good choice.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine