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. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 90
    A truly superb and definitive record...
  4. Stuffed full of collaborations, the duo has created a multi layered, analogue driven, polished yet powerful long player.
  5. Groove Armada have a knack for producing fantastic underground dance tracks, in a variety of tempos, and packing them full of hooks.
  6. 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.
  7. Mixer
    80
    Groove Armada's most mature and settled work to date. [Sep 2001, p.83]
  8. Mojo
    80
    A triumph, possessing a universal appeal that extends beyond the dancefloor straight to the heart. [Sep 2001, p.100]
  9. It's hard to listen to this deeply disappointing record for long without wanting to revisit Vertigo instead.
  10. In sharing its predecessor's desire to cover every musical base, Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) suggests a continued identity crisis.
  11. 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]
  12. Urb
    50
    When there are moments, they strike and wittingly pull bodies off seats. [Oct 2001, p.128]
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 »