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Wednesday, September 7 2011

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.


Sunday, July 24 2011

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.


Thursday, May 12 2011

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.


Sunday, July 25 2010

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.


Sunday, February 14 2010

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.


Wednesday, January 20 2010

Creedence Clearwater Revival: The Singles Collection

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


Monday, December 14 2009

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.


Thursday, October 1 2009

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.


Monday, June 18 2007

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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