Following the release of Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's document on the eponymous director, the legacy of Brian de Palma's extensive and controversial filmography is given renewed attention.
27 Jul 2016
The songs wash round like persistent sponges and buff you and buff and buff until whatever coat of resistance you had is worn through.
13 Jun 2012
This 1970s proto-mbalax band moves from the clave-weighted sound of "Cintorita" to the obviously West African "Gueth".
11 Dec 2011
The compilation is strongest at those moments when one of the Fräuleins erupts with a sincere and full-bodied boom.
14 Mar 2011
Various Artists: Congo; Pont Sur le Congo / Sénégal; Echo Musical / Côte d'Ivoire; We
The time period covered on these discs should be familiar territory to aficionados of African retrospective compilations, even if some of the bands have been so underexposed outside Africa that they feel like newcomers.
17 Aug 2010
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