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The albums have been graded on the most common grading system used in Finnish schools. Where 4 is the worst, and 10 is the best. The final score for the album is most of the times the average for all of the tracks, though it can also change if the reviewer wishes so. The Super Eurobeat Non-Stop albums will be reviewed as full collections, and the individual songs won't be reviewed, unless they are completely new. Though Euromach and JGTC albums for example will have complete song by song reviews.
The grading system simply goes as ie. 4- (3,75), 4 (4), 4+ (4,25) and 4½ (4,5) and the next one again would be 5-. A simple system we have over here in Finland.
  Super Eurobeat 118

1.Domino - ParaPara Paradise (A-Beat C)
If somebody in the Eurobeat scene doesn't already know this song then they really have been living in a cave. This is in my opinion one of the best eurobeat songs ever produced, the song is what I would call perfect music. The vocals are extremely catchy and the melody itself is something heavenly. The track is just unbelievebly catchy and the chorus sums up the essence of eurobeat perfectly, it's all about having fun and enjoying the music. Do you wanna be happy baby? This track deserves a place in the eurobeat hall of fame.
Rating : 10+++

2.Donna - Broken Heart (Delta)
The extremely catchy music continues. If the previous song was a real classic this song isn't left far behind. The backgrounds are beyond hyper and the vocals are really impressive. A definite hit by Donna, and an another unbelievebly good song, so the beginning for the album couldn't have been much better.
Rating : 10

3.Powerful T. - Fight For Your Empire (A-Beat C)
The freaky Powerful T. lyrics are here, and they still go up and down strangely but that creates a nice hook to grab on to. I was quite amazed how this track continued the great level of the album and specially the melody in this track kicks ass. Not as perfect material as the previous 2 songs but also a very good song.
Rating : 9+

4.Symbol - Lovin' You (Time)
An unique intro with some cool sounds blasts into energy quickly. And quite surprisingly the song doesn't really rely on the classic eurobeat synth & beat but creates a different kind of athmosphere with some cool effects in the backgrounds. A really cool song, which carries the extremely high level of this album.
Rating : 9+

5.Dr. Love - She Bangs (Delta)
If the album opener is a classic, then Dr. Love's Eurobeat is another song that also deserves the title of a classic. I've gotten used to the great releases Dr. Love does and this time he continues on his way to eurobeat heaven. A really catchy song and the c-melody is plain perfect. Also a really catchy chorus.
Rating : 9

6.Giselle - If You Believe Me (Time)
This track made a huge impact on me at the first time I listened to it through. The vocals are beyond beautiful and the melody is just awesome. I really fell in love with the song right away, I wasn't expecting the album to include any as huge hits as the beginning but this track is also a perfect eurobeat song.
Rating : 10

7.Mega NRG Man - King Kong Back (A-Beat C)
Wow, I was getting ready for a steep downhill but I was wrong, gladly. A really energetic song by the one and only NRGie. A really energetic song from the beginning to the end and the track feels like the chorus would go on thorough the whole song, which is a great thing.
Rating : 9+

8.High Level - Angel Of My Heart (Time)
High Level so far has never really impressed me, so it's about time they managed to do that. An extremely energetic song with a great melody. The song only suffers from rather mediocore vocals, the lyrics are decent with the normal lovey-dovey theme but if a better vocalist was at work this track would've been a perfect 10.
Rating : 9-

9.Norma Sheffield - In My Dreams (A-Beat C)
This is the first time the album slows down a bit, the song starts out with a very beautiful violin solo that creates a very relaxing athmosphere. The song uses violins thorough it and really gives the song a nice spice. Norma Sheffield has her own unique performance style still there and the song is one of the better ones she has done on her career. Extra points for the tremendously beautiful chorus.
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10.Arena 69 - I'm Dreaming (Time)
Halfway though the album and I was gasping at the high level of the songs, and the fun just keeps on going. The vocalist sounds like Eiffel 65 because of the small vocoder effect used in the vocals. I generally hate vocoders but as they aren't used very much here they just give a really nice touch to the song. A great melody backed up with a great beat.
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11.Melody - Why Not? (Delta)
A rather boring intro turns out to something awesome. The track features cool backgrounds and really catchy vocal work by the wonderful Melody. The song sticks out from the other songs by the very variable backgrounds that have nice gimmicks here and there, also the c-melody is really funny.
Rating : 10-

12.Helena - Sweet Dream (Time)
I was expecting for the notch in the level of the album with this track, and I was somewhat right. The track is actually very good, but with the level of the other songs it doesn't quite reach them. The song has some nice vocal work by Helena and the lyrics sound really soothing. A great song, it just was unfortunately in the company of even better songs.
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13.Kevin Johnson - Crime Of Passion (Delta)
Kevin Johnson continues to amaze me as he releases a really awesome song. The track features wonderful vocals and a really variable backgounds. The chorus works marvellously and the song offers some real treats for the fans of Kevin.
Rating : 9+

14.Matt Land - Rock My Heart (A-Beat C)
At this point of the album I already knew that the level is something different from the majority of SEBs. And when my favorite male artists is also featured in it I was in heaven. Matt Land sounds great as always and the song also sounds great. Some wonderful editing with the backgrounds and the track slowly grows on you as you hear it more and more. At first it may not sound very special but slowly it sticks out as one of the best songs on this album. Way to go Matteo!
Rating : 10

15.Funny - Life Is A Game (Time)
A rather A-Beat C'ish intro with guitars and the basic gimmicks... The guitars fortunately are dropped out and the song changes into a happy bubblegum-my song (well what do you expect from a title called Funny?). It's always nice having cheery and happy songs on SEBs as I value them very much, the song isn't the best one on this album but it's also a great hit. Not the kind of material I would've expected from Time but I was again gladly surprised.
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16.Niko - Onto The Beat Of My Bang! Bang! (Delta)
Not your typical intro for Niko, but the song on the other hand... Electric guitars, Niko screaming like he was tortured, and yeah a great melody and great backgrounds. I still think that this is one horrible vocalist who has great songs in the end. I've slowly grown to the level that I actually can listen to him without having to turn the sound down, so perhaps sometime in the future I'll actually say that I like him. But in the end this is a rather good song, especially the backgrounds rock.
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17.Lolita - Easy (A-Beat C)
Well as the album gets closer to the end we're treated to another awesome song. Lolita like Matt Land is always something I look forward to and neither of them disappointed me on this album. The song is very speedy and the chorus is really easy to sing along to, the c-melody after the chorus is beyond energetic and this song really doesn't slow down even for a second. Wonderful!
Rating : 10

18.MAX - Magic (Eurobeat Mix)
People who know MAX have already gotten used to the high level of their releases. This track follows along the lines of other eurobeat remixes. A groovy song with great Japanese vocals, and of course a bit of English in the mix. A catchy chorus and variable backgrounds over all.
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Final Words :

I don't have to say much about this album actually. I am really amazed about the level of the songs and how they actually were able to put an album as good as this together. All of the tracks are good, and there are multiple awesome songs that deserved a perfect grade. Avex really deserves a huge round of appluades for their work on this one, they couldn't have probably picked a better selection. And even if the album doesn't have the average of 10, I am going to give it a perfect grade for the fact that this is just a one of a kind album.

Final Score : 10

Reviewed by Bore