Name of Album: "It's All About the Stragglers"
Ratings: Personal - 2 General - 3
Release Date: Out Now
The compilation is a good mix of gratuitous sound and sweet vocals suitable to youth and the times, but there is no milestone here, no matter what the charts say. Not essential, but it may be worth that round of afterwork drinks you might have otherwise reached into your pocket for. Buy it if today has you thinking of better days and you need something to get your toes tapping.
In sum, or perhaps moreover, unlike Groove Armada's newest release, goodbye country (and most other "chill-out" music emanating from Ibiza), Artful Dodger is not the best choice for a receding landscape to read Virgil's Eclogues by.