Various Artists

Wind Down

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The intent of this disc, compiled and released by coffeehouse chain Starbucks, is in its title. Containing mostly electronic, downtempo music released during the late '90s through the early 2000s -- with a strange emphasis on the earlier part of the time frame -- Wind Down comes across like a sampler of the lounge/"chillout"-themed compilations issued by the dozens throughout the first decade of the 2000s. Almost all of the selections, provided by the likes of Moby, Groove Armada, Frou Frou, and Ennio Morricone, have appeared on similar sets with titles like Future Lounge, Ambient Lounge 8, Chillout Sessions 7, The Chillout Guide, and Chilloutmix2. Ideal for listeners who enjoy the type of music often played in coffee shops and who buy a handful of discs a year.

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