10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While his peers Juan Atkins and Derrick May were forging Detroit techno's futuristic funk, Kevin Saunderson explored the softer, more soulful side of the genre with his group Inner City. Their 1989 album, Paradise, artfully framed Paris Grey's smoky vocals with soulful keys and rippling drum programming, creating an R&B-infused strain of house music that still sounds fresh today. It takes just the opening chords of "Big Fun" or "Good Life" to send shivers down the spine.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While his peers Juan Atkins and Derrick May were forging Detroit techno's futuristic funk, Kevin Saunderson explored the softer, more soulful side of the genre with his group Inner City. Their 1989 album, Paradise, artfully framed Paris Grey's smoky vocals with soulful keys and rippling drum programming, creating an R&B-infused strain of house music that still sounds fresh today. It takes just the opening chords of "Big Fun" or "Good Life" to send shivers down the spine.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Janie Jones's Man ,

one of my fav albums

not easy to find dance albums that work as albums but this ones incredible. The worst songs on here are still really great and could hardly be considered filler. "Aint nobody better" and "do you love what you feel" are the better than the hits imo and they both topped the dance charts back in the day. This album is in serious need of a remastering a) bc it would sound even better with a fuller sound and b) bc a reissue would let it be remembered rightfully as one of the best dance albums of the 1980s (even best dance albums of all time???)

SevenBizzos ,

One of the classics

This album received on minor fanfare when released, but give it's two huge hits and long lasting influence on music it should rate higher in the general musical relevance. Too bad. It's a great album to even occasionally spin today.

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