Various - Winter Chill 06.04

The wind is blowing, it's pissing down with rain (rather than snowing), and dance label Hed Kandi have released, yes, a wintry chill-out compilation to help us through to spring, when the wind will still be blowing and it'll still be pissing down with rain. But never mind, eh?

Winter Chill 06.04 is pleasant, but rather samey. There's a heavy bias towards songs and also female vocals, making one suspect this is aimed at, dare I say, the fairer sex. Much of it takes the line: why try and cure SAD (that's seasonal affective disorder), when you can revel in it? To avoid disappointment, trendy clubbers, don't expect much in the way of offbeat electronica, and be prepared for a few Radio 2 type artists (Katie Melua, anyone?).

Still, there are gems to be found here; FC/Kahuna's Hayling, Mazzy Star's Flowers In December and Husky Rescue's City Lights are all as gorgeous as they come. Along with the lovely packaging and artwork, they make this compilation worthy of investigation, if not an out-and-out recommendation.

Overall

6

out of 10

Last updated: 19/04/2018 10:34:36

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