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Tuesday, April 16 2013

Various Artists: Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013

Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

Various Artists: Golden Beirut: New Sounds From Lebanon

An eclectic and oddly put-together mixtape from an eclectic region, Golden Beirut is a very good cross-section of certain musical trends that are occurring in contemporary Lebanon.


Thursday, March 17 2011

Various Artists: Those Shocking, Shaking Days

This compilation is a vibrant celebration of rebellious sound displaying the glut of funky, resonant music coming out of Indonesia during the fertile and tense '70s.


Thursday, March 10 2011

Various Artists: Imaginational Anthems Vol. 4: New Possibilities

The fourth volume of Tompkins Square's excellent Imaginational Anthems series shines the light on some of the brighest folk guitarists in the UK and US.


Monday, January 3 2011

Various Artists: G.I. Disco

The music belongs to the technology of the time. It is filled with funky, bass-heavy synthesizer sounds, electronic drum beats, and scratchy rhythm guitar lines. Like the fashions of the period, there’s a flashy cheesiness to it.


Thursday, October 28 2010

Various Artists: Bloody War, Songs 1924-1939

Be forewarned: This is old-timey music remastered from scratchy recordings. Its historic value outweighs audio fidelity. But that doesn’t mean the performers lack talent as players, singers, and songwriters.


Sunday, July 25 2010

Various Artists: South Africa

Framed by Putumayo, the Rainbow Nation sounds unified. South Africa presents, not so much a country, as a massive group hug.


Monday, June 8 2009

Various Artists: Revolution

Revolution starts with an admirable idea, but unfortunately doesn’t live up to its promise.


Sunday, May 10 2009

Various Artists: The Soul of Hip-Hop

Classic Stax hits aside, collections like this can spoil a specific experience that most hip-hop heads treasure.


Monday, May 4 2009

Various Artists: Enjoy the Silence

No, it's not a Depeche Mode tribute. It's a compilation from the Japanese ambient label, Mule Electronic.


Various Artists: Acid Dreams (Capsule Reviews) [30.Apr.09]
Various Artists: Water for Life (Capsule Reviews) [19.Apr.09]
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents India (Capsule Reviews) [10.Apr.09]
Various Artists: Yo Gabba Gabba! (Capsule Reviews) [2.Apr.09]
Various Artists: Dorm Sessions 6 (Capsule Reviews) [30.Mar.09]
Various Artists: Ghostly Swim (Capsule Reviews) [12.Mar.09]
Various Artists: Famous When Dead Sechs (Capsule Reviews) [1.Mar.09]
Various Artists: 4 Women No Cry Vol. 3 (Capsule Reviews) [26.Feb.09]
Various Artists: Made in Iceland (Reviews) [25.Feb.09]
Various Artists: Hallam Foe (Capsule Reviews) [1.Feb.09]
Manufacturing Motown (Features) [26.Jan.09]
The Best Re-Issues of 2008 (Features) [18.Dec.08]
Various Artists: Verve Remixed Christmas (Capsule Reviews) [11.Dec.08]
The Best World Music of 2008 (Features) [10.Dec.08]
Various Artists: I Love Dubstep (Reviews) [9.Nov.08]
Various Artists: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Capsule Reviews) [8.Oct.08]
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