The System - Don't Disturb This Groove (1987)
- 80's score: 1.12
Don't Disturb This Groove is the fourth studio album recorded by American R&B/Synthpop band The System. Released by ...
Don't Disturb This Groove is the fourth studio album recorded by American R&B/Synthpop band The System. Released by Atlantic Records in 1987, the album became a highlight of the System's career, as it was the most commercially successful album, surpassing its hugely successful debut, Sweat. It reached No. 62 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart. The album was produced by its band members, David Frank and Mic Murphy.
Successful singles from this album included the band's first (and, to date, only) top 10 hit on the pop charts with the contemporary R&B ballad title track "Don't Disturb This Groove" and urban hit "Nighttime Lover".
Reviewing for AllMusic, Ron Wynn gave the album four stars, out of five, and highlighted the title track as the peak of the System's "techno-funk" music. By contrast, The Village Voice critic Robert Christgau relegated the album to his list of failures below his "Consumer Guide" column.