Thursday, September 18 2008
The term "lost classic" gets tossed around a lot, but the lone orchestral pop release from London's Justine can be classified as nothing else.
Thursday, May 1 2008
A cheerful array of old school folk tunes with the emphasis on the fiddle.
Sunday, April 20 2008
Dans Les Airs has the air of a good democracy, a core stability that doesn't stifle the inhabitants.
Thursday, March 27 2008
Hungarian Roma music, according to this Rough Guide, has a dancing energy, like a ball always bouncing forward.
Monday, March 24 2008
This is the folksy side of a dance machine.
Wednesday, March 12 2008
Kate Walsh is like a compartmentalized version of Joni Mitchell, one who knows only how to write slow, sad, pretty songs about boys.
Monday, November 12 2007
With the fan base they've built up over the past two decades, the members of Taraf de Haïdouks could have gone on reworking past successes forever like a Roma Rolling Stones.
Wednesday, September 5 2007
Roots-oriented singer-songwriter Blake Rainey has been known in smaller circles around Georgia, but hopefully this record makes him break out into bigger circles.
Thursday, August 30 2007
Ezra Furman is precocious and energetic, but he can also write one hell of a song.
Monday, August 27 2007
Like many sequels, it gives you more of the same but you don't mind at all because you enjoyed everything so much the first time around that you didn't really want it to change.