This past winter, New York's revered Ultra Records issued one of the best chill-out compilations, Ultra.Chilled.

This past winter, New York's revered Ultra Records issued one of the best chill-out compilations, Ultra.Chilled. Now with the blueprint set, along comes volume two, and, yes, it's as satisfying as its predecessor. Gorgeous gems abound: Röyksopp's "So Easy," Nitin Sawhney's "Sunset," Beth Orton's "Central Reservation," Bebel Gilberto's "So Nice (Summer Samba)," Zero 7's "In the Waiting Line," the list goes on. Also merged into the mix are alternative heavyweights Radiohead ("Pyramid Song") and Coldplay ("Don't Panic")—as well as a previously unreleased remix from Nelly Furtado (the Reprise mix of "Party"). But perhaps the two-disc set's most shining moment is the Specials' "Ghost Town," which at 21 years old, sounds fresher than Sasha's three-year-old "Baja," also included here.—MP