Articles tagged various artists

31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Various Artists: Twisted Forever

To my mind, comps like this (well, good comps like this, at any rate) serve one of two purposes: 1. They serve as a backwards-looking introduction

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

Everything Off Beat is a sampler of the ska bands recording on the Jump Up! label and, if this is an indication of the quality

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As Eastern instrumentation goes, the gamelan is an odd duck. Most people with some minimal exposure to world music will recognize the gamelan by name,

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	Various Artists: Tramps, Traitors, and Little Devils: A Drag City Supersession

Tramps, Traitors, and Little Devils represents a who’s who gathering of the Chicago indie scene. Smog’s Bill Callahan, Royal Trux’s Neil Michael

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Various Artists: Piano Grand!

A magnificent missed opportunity. What could have been a showcase for an instrument has instead been turned into the equivalent of a boring trip to

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

        Various Artists: face b

Most of the groups on this compilation from a label based in France, but with recordings from all over the world, are emulating the dance/

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

Interest in world cultures seems to be at a peak right now. The invention of the internet has made it possible to find out about

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I remember a time in the not-too-distant-past when there wasn’t a dirtier word around than “disco.” But the tides of pop culture always change

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        Various Artists: Caroline Now! The Music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys

The Brian Wilson extravaganza continues to gain new attractions and shows no sign of abating. The nineties have indeed been kind to Brian after decades

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	Various Artists: Breakscape

A collection of breakbeats UK-style often means simply a collection of updated big beat tracks. You remember big beat, don’t you? Dance music for

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Various Artists: Reggae Floorfillers

Even though I’m hardly a reggae expert, I know full well that it’s fun to dance to. The compilers of this album seem

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Various Artists: Shine! Issue No. 1

You know how you hear a new song on the radio, and you just love it cuz it’s fresh and new and catchy and

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	Various Artists: French Sessions 6

There are still branches of House that have not forgotten the genre’s roots in Disco. There is also House that remembers the days of

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

        Various Artists: Race Riot

The erstwhile Long Island-based rockarola label, Spitfire Records has collaborated with Jump Shot Records to bring the world a slam-bang compilation of all your favorite

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

        Various Artists: Many Miles Away

No, this collection of Police covers does not contain “Roxanne” or “Every Breath You Take”. Nor does Many Miles Away boast any big name acts,

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

Man, does this disc cover a lot of ground… Not real surprising, I guess, considering it’s a comp of artists from the Listen.com

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

Because age has taken its toll on his voice, Luciano Pavarotti has reconfigured his career to obviate having to expose its limitations to more discriminating

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        Various Artists: Gospel in the Groove

I’ve heard that gospel can be traced to appearing in the 1930s. The music steadily rose in popularity throughout the next two decades, thanks

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        Various Artists: Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

Recorded at his New Jersey home on a four-track machine, Bruce Springsteen didn’t set out to make Nebraska. Instead, he was creating demos for

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        Various Artists: Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970

Imagine all the earnest types with acoustic guitars that you have ever heard strumming away in the background at a party or keening incomprehensibly through

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