Articles tagged various artists

Various Artists: The Imus Ranch Record

Despite the big mouth and poor judgement that got him in trouble recently, radio host Don Imus is a pretty good guy. He and his

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24 Sep 2008 // 9:57 PM

Various Artists: Give Me Love

An absolutely fascinating historical look at traditional Middle Eastern songs prior to 1930 that, unfortunately, do not provide much enjoyment outside of a strictly historical context.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Lounge

This album goes out of its way to avoid "heavy".

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Various Artists: Rock the Net: Musicians for Network Neutrality

The compilers do a wonderful job of planting a seed in the listener's mind as to just what might be at stake.

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Various Artists: Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels

Numero Group's latest release is a massive (almost to a fault) collection of Atlanta-based soul jams.

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Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

A triple album of indie folk hailing every American chief that was actually forged in Canada (irony alert!).

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Mali

An album that is paradoxically almost redundant and almost perfect.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of the Romanian Gypsies

Romanian Gypsies moves restlessly from one idea to the next, as if it has a dozen itches and wants to scratch each one in turn.

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26 Aug 2008 // 9:57 PM

Various Artists: Let’s Ride

By and large, this is one of those rare pop-rock gems that you've been waiting to discover for e'er so long ...

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan

Think of a Rough Guide to the Music of the United States that included blues, Gershwin, a contemporary country singer, one Cajun track, and nothing from any pop star, no rock music of any kind.

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Various Artists: Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up

As anyone familiar with Allen’s work might expect, this remix album is groove heavy and filled with a variety of expansive beats.

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Various Artists: Compost Black Label Series, Vol. 3

Compost isn't just for trip-hop and nu-soul any more.

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11 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

Various Artists: Rmxxology

Just as Delicious as they’ve always been. Now with more electro-crunch for those digital taste buds.

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Retelling the History of Black Music: The Beautiful Music All Around John Work III

Work recorded the soundtrack of people’s lives, and captured the earliest stirrings of much of the music we’ve enjoyed since World War II.

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Various Artists: The In-Kraut, Vol. 3: Hip Shaking Grooves Made in Germany, 1967-1974

Third volume of "hip shaking grooves made in Germany" in the late '60s and early '70s offers more deliriously great slabs of pseudo-funk, kinda-psych rock, and almost-jazz.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music

The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music is the best all-around single-disc introduction to Aboriginal music available at the moment.

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Various Artists: Love, Peace & Poetry

For every so-so recording, there is an absolutely spectacular one, all in all making this a worthwhile -- if not absolutely essential -- journey into the Chilean underground.

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Various Artists: Oh, Run Into Me, But Don’t Hurt Me!

Lucille Bogan stars on a set of 78s by unknown or rarely heard women. This is how blues should sound: snappy testaments bathed in real crackles and pops.

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Various Artists: Dubstep Allstars Vol.06

Dubstep's forecast for 2008: dark, dank, and surprisingly untainted by newfound attentions.

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Various Artists: Daptone 7 Inch Singles Collection, Vol. 2

The venerable Brooklyn label's second singles round-up includes songs by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.

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