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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 145 

1.Christine - Me, Myself & I (SCP)
Christine has performed quite a load of great tracks during her career, but it all comes down to this ballad, which is immensely catchy and beautiful at the same time. Great vocals by Christine and soothing lyrics. Overall an impressive display of how beautiful Eurobeat can be.
Rating : 10-

2.Jean Love - Fool For Your Loving (Delta)
A typical Eurobeat track pretty much on all levels. The song has nice sounds used thorough, though the vocals don't really leave an impression and the song sort of goes in from the other ear and exists the next second from the other. Definitely not bad, but could've been better.
Rating : 7+

3.Dave & Domino - Sunshine In Your Eyes (A-Beat C)
Dave & Domino both have a wide array of great songs up their sleeves (Domino in particular). But somehow with this song they don't manage to do their best. The song has a nice positive vibe to it, but unfortunately Domino only performs her amazing vocals in the chorus which is the best part of the track.
Rating : 7+

4.Regina - Harmony (Vibration)
Regina had an amazing song called Let The People Say on Euromach 9, and she's had a track here and there every now and then, but since Let The People Say she hasn't really had any high peaks unfortunately. With Harmony she though manages do a great performance and the song easily sticks in your head. Nice song, nothing phenomenal, but one of the better songs on the album.
Rating : 8+

5.King & Queen - Wake Me Up (A-Beat C)
King & Queen have been one of my favorite for a long time now. So I was quite eagarly waiting for this song, and as I thought they did it again. Wake Me Up is a song with a really happy mood and nice vocals. Not the best King & Queen track out there, but definitely a good song.
Rating : 9-

6.Symbol - Forever Young (Time)
Sometimes you just get tired of the same titles repeated over and over again. This time though I kept on thinking about Alphaville's version of the same title. Symbol hasn't so far impressed me with any of their songs and this is no exception. A standard eurobeat song, with standard eurobeat soungs and standard eurobeat vocals.
Rating : 7

7.Niko - Livin' On A Prayer (Delta)
I honestly don't know what's up with Niko, no other eurobeat artist has annoyed me in the way that he does. The voice probably has a thing or two to do with it. And now that he's fallen in love with Bon Jovi songs it's just even worse. The previous cover was decent, but this one is just plain horse hooey. It's a carbonate copy of every other Niko song anyways.
Rating : 6-

8.Baby Gold - I'll Be Live (HI-NRG Attack)
Well, me being a huge HI-NRG Attack fan I'm always looking forward to new songs by the awesome label. Baby Gold's history is decently long and she's done some marvellous songs, this time she does also a good job, though the song sort of lacks the final punch to make it a smash hit. Now it just features nice sounds here and there, and of course the vocals are good.
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9.Ace - Fightin' Over Freedom (SCP)
Ace has been an interesting artist whose tracks have varied from awesome to pretty lousy. I'm not a huge fan of male vocals in general, but Ace does a great job every time and that's what really separates him from the rest of the eurobeat male vocalists (oh I almost forgot Fastway...). The song is pretty typical on many levels, but still it sounds refreshingly new.
Rating : 8+

10.Helena - Lovely Tango (Time)
Helena has been around for quite a while and not before this track have I liked her that much, with the exception of Tell Me. This time she does a great song, which although brings a whole lot of deja vu feelings and a certain Shakira in mind (must be the accordions). Not too shabby, but still lacks more edge to it.
Rating : 8-

11.Mega NRG Man - Raising Love (A-Beat C)
Mega NRG Man like most of the male eurobeat performers haven't really struck me as too interesting. Raising Love sounds like a dozen other eurobeat songs and the best part about it is definitely the intro which has a cool sound to it. Mega NRG Man needs to find himself a new sound.
Rating : 7+

12.Pizza Girl - Bye Bye Baby (Delta)
Pizza Girl, hmm she's been a fun one to follow through the times. She seems to do better on her every song. Bang was an awesome display or art and quite frankly I thought it couldn't be beaten, but alas I was wrong. Bye Bye Baby (again a song title that brings back memories from other songs with the same tite...) sounds refreshing, and it's packed full of energy. The definite hit of this album.
Rating : 10

13.Chris T. - I Wanna Be The Night (A-Beat C)
What I don't really like about the newer Super Eurobeats is that the amount of male vocalists seems to be increasing rapidly. Again a new name, with a decent song, though the vocals are quite horrific. I can hope for more of Matt Land in the future, hopefully Chris T. won't be featured on any of the future SEBs.
Rating : 7-

14.Alexis - Don't You Forget My Love (Time)
Alexis is one of those eurobeat artists that have had a long list of songs thorough the Super Eurobeat history, but for some reason they never leave an impression. She continues on the same path as before, a song that sounds nice, but you forget it the second it ends.
Rating : 7-

15.Baby Bazooka - Cocoa Bill (HI-NRG Attack)
This song has spawned a whole load of criticism and praise at the same time. I fall on the latter crowd, I'm a fan of extremely happy and catchy music, and if this song isn't catchy I don't know what is. The song features lots of nice sounds, but also a lot of annoying ones as well. The vocals are great for an 8-year-old girl, may we hope for a long career for this new offspring.
Rating : 9+

16.Kevin Johnson - Never Give Up (In The Name Of Love) (Delta)
I look back longing to the duet Happy Phantom where Cherry backed up Kevin Johnson it worked really well when a female vocalist backed him up, but as a solo artist his voice doesn't really strike to me as very appealing. Though what I gotta give for this song is that it has a very very catchy melody and the sounds work really well. Still better than Mega NRG Man or Chris T..
Rating : 8-

17.Susy Wender - I Can Feel You (A-Beat C)
Susy Wender has gained a lot of popularity with her recent songs, and it's all true that the songs she has performed have been catchy and beautiful. This time she follows on the lines of her previous song Runaway, which has it's advantages and disadvantages. These two songs are pretty similar and the resemblance is sometimes a bit too much, as a song this one works, but I just wish they hadn't cloned the previous song as much as they did.
Rating : 9-

18.Digital Planet - We'll See Heaven (A-Beat C)
Digital Planet with two songs out have done quite well. The previous track West End Guy was catchy and this time it goes even better. We'll See Heaven works like a charm and ends the album with very positive vibes.
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Final Words :
Super Eurobeat 145 was a pretty varying album, it had a couple of amazing tracks, but over all it wasn't definitely one of the better SEBs out there to date. Though what is cheering in particular is that nowa days they have all of the labels in the mix. Nice album for Super Eurobeat fans, but for occasional SEB listeners I'd recommend to check out an another album.

Final Score : 8

Reviewed by Bore