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Wednesday, July 29 2009

Various Artists: Funk Aid for Africa

Keyboard chills here and there. Bits of lush guitar set off against teasing brass.


Tuesday, June 2 2009

Franz Ferdinand: Blood

The problem with Blood is that it functions much more effectively as a companion to Tonight: Franz Ferdinand than as its own work.


Wednesday, May 20 2009

Various Artists: Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-vous in Young Nuyorica

This collection of raucous 1960s New York boogaloo has a strong soul component.


Thursday, February 12 2009

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Live at the Troubadour

Vintage pop duo gives it one more go.


Sunday, January 25 2009

Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: African Reggae

A good-natured introductory disc.


Thursday, November 13 2008

George Clinton: George Clinton & His Gangsters of Love

Dr. Funkenstein brings his latest sonic potion from the Mothership -- layers of funk mixed with doo-wop and oldies.


Monday, November 10 2008

Seal: Soul

It might be cruel to suggest that Soul feels a little soulless. Cruel, but not entirely incorrect.


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The Lions: Jungle Struttin’ (Capsule Reviews) [26.Mar.08]
Erykah Badu: New Amerykah (Reviews) [13.Mar.08]
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