Articles tagged compilation

Waterstrider - “Frayed” (audio) (Premiere)

Oakland, California's own Waterstrider had three days to record a tune for a new compilation by OIM Records. The catchy "Frayed" is what they came up with.

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Sam Phillips: Solid State - Songs from the Long Play

Phillips manages to create a conflicting compilation album admired for the beauty of the music -- but with a disappointing physical packaging.

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Sorry Bamba: Volume One 1970 - 1979

It's starting to feel -- heady delusion -- as if the rest of the globe is going to be able to relive 1970s West Africa completely just by bouncing from label to label.

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Various: Dirty Water 2 - More Birth of Punk Attitude

Just ignore that cover and you'll be treated to some of the finest punk music you've (n)ever heard.

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25 Jul 2010 // 8:59 PM

Various Artists: South Africa

Framed by Putumayo, the Rainbow Nation sounds unified. South Africa presents, not so much a country, as a massive group hug.

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Various Artists: The Matinée Grand Prix

This Californian label doesn't make a huge noise, but its ear for indie pop is sound, and its compilations are rewarding.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival: The Singles Collection

Classic songs, but do we really need another Creedence compilation?

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Various Artists: Womexizer 09

This is the collection you'd expect from a body whose aim is to put as many acts in one place as possible and present them as pleasingly as possible so that they will be written about.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Irish Folk

Geoff Willis, the compiler, must have been aiming to put together a concise round-up of living musicians who show their own fidelity to established styles. This comes off pretty well.

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18 Jun 2007 // 10:03 PM

Various: Merdeka

Merdeka is a superior example of a charity comp; it doesn't leave you thinking that the compilers have tossed it carelessly together just to raise money.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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