Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)

  • Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2001
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's hard to listen to this deeply disappointing record for long without wanting to revisit Vertigo instead.
  2. Mojo
    80
    A triumph, possessing a universal appeal that extends beyond the dancefloor straight to the heart. [Sep 2001, p.100]
  3. Spin
    80
    Less an electronica CD than a dub album without any original sources--and it's all the freer for it. [Oct 2001, p.128]
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    They reinvent themselves as house-music auteurs exploring a sound closer to shoegazing's late, great headphone womb than house's aerobic aphorisms. [Nov 2001, p.79]
  5. Blender
    40
    An ultrapolite, jazz-inflected collection of tunes that will reassure coming-down ravers, but it offers little to quicken the pulse. [Oct/Nov 2001, p.104]
  6. Stuffed full of collaborations, the duo has created a multi layered, analogue driven, polished yet powerful long player.
  7. Urb
    50
    When there are moments, they strike and wittingly pull bodies off seats. [Oct 2001, p.128]
  8. 90
    A truly superb and definitive record...
  9. In sharing its predecessor's desire to cover every musical base, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) suggests a continued identity crisis.
  10. Mixer
    80
    Groove Armada's most mature and settled work to date. [Sep 2001, p.83]
  11. Groove Armada have a knack for producing fantastic underground dance tracks, in a variety of tempos, and packing them full of hooks.
  12. Now, it’s the chilled tracks that seem limited and generic... The fortunate tradeoff is that the album’s three strobe-lit tracks definitely bring it on.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jo
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    this one got me into groove armada, its sublime from start to finish... much better than lovebox... highlights: the sonic trip Drifted, this one got me into groove armada, its sublime from start to finish... much better than lovebox... highlights: the sonic trip Drifted, Little By Little and the similar single My Friend, Fogma and Superstylin' Full Review »