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Wednesday, November 9 2011

Various Artists: Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree

The singers throughout the album, in universal folk song tradition, take on the voices of the poor and the pressured, which are the voices of themselves.


Thursday, September 22 2011

Hitting Close to Home: Relating to Catherine’s “Family Values”

What's worse than enduring Catherine's selfish, unlikeable characters? The fact that I found myself relating to them.


Sunday, February 28 2010

Le Vent du Nord: La Part du Feu

Nothing asks to be added or taken away: there it is.


Tuesday, September 29 2009

Väsen: Väsen Street

The gravity of their playing gives each song a feeling of being presented or framed, as if on a stage, illuminated.


Sunday, July 19 2009

Mariachi Real De San Diego: Mariachi Classics

Traditional mariachi being upheld with absolute fidelity.


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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