Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)
Released: Sep 2001
Label: Jive Electro
Although equally adept at both ends of the tempo spectrum, Groove Armada released the downtempo anthem "At the River" in 2001, and found it placed on every chill comp in the known universe. No surprise then that the title of their third album would set out a manifesto for more energy and a bit less time on the scatter cushions. The end result is between the two. It's as if the GA boys want to go large, but can't resist the lure of a sexy lazy beat, so you have "Suntoucher," "Lazy Moon" and "Little by Little" keeping us warm and fuzzy, whereas "Fogma" and club classic "Superstylin'" get the feet moving.