Wednesday, April 23 2008
Beatles covers redone as unabashed pop fluff, somehow retaining the original songs' rigidity in the process.
Prime cuts of soul-pop danceability from 1960's England rescued from the musical abyss by an indefatigable collector of lost and obscure gems.
Tuesday, April 22 2008
Some frosting is best left on the beater.
Thursday, April 17 2008
Indo-jazz on a venerable scale as the cream of Miles Davis’ electric era players reconvene, not so much to reminisce on the old times as to reinvent them.
The shadow of Radio Birdman looms long over this second edition in an exhaustive Aussie proto-punk series.
Wednesday, April 16 2008
Just so you know, this is an average compilation of German house tracks, not a concept rap album about a prostitute with several penises.
Tuesday, April 15 2008
This compilation of U2 cover songs by African artists mostly succeeds as a pure listening experience, a cool idea, and a fine introduction to some great musicians.
Thursday, April 10 2008
Looking at the familiar and the obscure, these two discs provide fascinating snapshots of the amazing music of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
Monday, April 7 2008
Not that you need another "chill out" collection, but if you do...
Sunday, April 6 2008
A crash-course in Central Africa’s rumba and soukous that (for the most part) won’t make you feel like a musical tourist.