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  • Summary: The DJ-turned-producer, who has worked with everyone from Lily Allen to Amy Winehouse, returns with his third studio album under his new moniker, with impressive dance-floor, disco-pop jams.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
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  1. Record Collection is more than just an homage to style: The writing is diverse and thoughtful, and the contributors are used in such a way that they're allowed to show off without showing up the songs.
  2. The highlights here are too many to mention. With Record Collection, Ronson proves that he can succeed without gimmicks. And in doing so, he reaches newfound heights.
  3. The ultimate irony and triumph of Record Collection, is that on an album all about how Ronson's own obsessive music tastes have defined his life, we finally hear him step away from the turntable and produce one of the best albums of his career.
  4. The problem with having so many different voices writing and performing is that Record Collection sounds like just that – a lot of different things plonked on a shelf that have their time and place but sound distractingly disparate when grouped together.
  5. Ronson's strength has always been in surrounding himself with like-minded artists, both burgeoning and established, and that's largely true on Record Collection, a typically ambitious if uneven effort.
  6. Three albums in, it's hard to imagine a Mark Ronson album not brimming over with a crowd-pleasing, inter-genre collection of guest stars.
  7. 40
    Elastic raps from Q-Tip and Spank Rock, plus some ballsy vocals at last from Rose Elinir Dougall, save the venture from total ignominy. [Oct 2010, p.105]

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  1. Jul 29, 2011
    6
    Nothing much to hear here, move along... That's what I did. Occasional snippets of interest in a blancmange of generic... Oh, yawn, I cantNothing much to hear here, move along... That's what I did. Occasional snippets of interest in a blancmange of generic... Oh, yawn, I cant be bothered, other than to ponder whether 'The Bike Song' is a failed 70's novelty song? Expand