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Nate Seltenrich


Monday, January 30 2006

Electric Desert Refugees

Melding aboriginal rhythms of the Sahara with raw electric blues, Tinariwen spreads the rallying cry of the oppressed Tuareg people.


Wednesday, August 30 2006

Patent Pending: Save Each Other, the Whales Are Doing Fine

Patent Pending keeps it simple and slightly stupid, but nonetheless fun.

Thursday, May 4 2006

Matisyahu: Youth

Youth may not be Matisyahu's second album, but it's still a sophomore slump.

Monday, May 1 2006

The Slackers: Peculiar

The Slackers establish a new benchmark for modern ska. And it's not just for the skankers.

Sunday, April 23 2006

Various Artists: Bay Area Funk 2

Fifteen rare and underground funk and soul tracks recorded in the Bay Area during the '60s and '70s. If that description sounds good, the album sounds better.

Thursday, March 30 2006

Joseph Israel: Gone Are the Days

Joseph Israel's debut splits the difference between Judaism and roots reggae, Jamaica and Arkansas.

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