Designed to ape a club night in New York, the album delves heavily into the early '80s for a passel of hits: Blondie's "Call Me," Soft Cell's "Tainted Love," the Romantics' "Talking in Your Sleep," and even prog chestnut Yes's swan song, "Owner of a Lonely Heart." Thankfully, Van Helden's tastes extend beyond this overplayed fodder to include the roaring Ram Jam one-hit wonder "Black Betty," Klonhertz reprising Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba," and Felix Da Housecat's throttling electroclash number "Cyberwhore." Van Helden even finds room for three of his compositions, the collaboration with N.Y.C. girl group Spalding Rockwell being the best of the bunch. Van Helden refrains from tampering with the hits and maintains a good flow, but this still feels more like a bid aimed at crossover appeal than for the dance-floor cognoscenti.