Articles tagged various artists

Various artists: Think Global Tango

International rather than global, and a good place to make discoveries about this and that within tango.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Various Artists: Bodo Riddim

One riddim, a roster of well-respected reggae veterans and new generation greats.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Various: Gypsy Caravan

The album is crammed. It’s a packed smorgasbord.

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Various Artists: Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook

More songs to love and learn from Chicago's venerated Old Town School of Folk Music.

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Various Artists: Vee-Jay

To say this is an education -- not only into the Vee-Jay label's history, but also into the growth of American popular music -- is an understatement.

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Various Artists: Guilt by Association

Songs we've heard enough times make a permanent imprint on our consciousness -- you'll find you can sing along to a song you haven't heard in decades.

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Flower Power: Stepping Back From the Past

After years of talking about how great this music is, it's time we started actually listening to it. For example, does a song sound like the year 1968, or does it sound like Deep Purple?

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Various Artists: This Aint Your Moms Hardcore [DVD]

The target audience of this film should really be adolescents with an invariable scowl beneath their eye-obscuring, black-dyed, ironed hair who believe this scene takes itself terribly seriously.

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28 Aug 2007 // 10:03 PM

Various: World Hits

It's the album you'd buy if you were around in the '80s and found yourself yearning to hear "Lambada" again.

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Various Artists: Ballads of the Book

Adventurous collaboration between Scottish writers and indie popsters yields interesting results.

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Various Artists: Putumayo World Party

World Party fits in perfectly with Putumayo's canon and its commitment to multiculturalism.

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Various Artists: Deep Roots Music, Vol. 1: Revival - Ranking Sounds [DVD]

This is an idiosyncratic documentary that does more than just depict the development of Jamaican popular music: the film is entirely immersed in the country's musical culture, language and history.

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Various: Compost Black Label Series Vol.2

The second set of highlights from Compost's popular vinyl EP series goes heavier on the electro/retro influences -- yet sounds more futuristic than ever.

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16 Aug 2007 // 9:59 PM

Reflections: Motown in 1967

The latest installment in Hip-O Select's impressive reissue series, The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 7: 1967 collects every A-side and B-side released that year, including planned and deleted singles, as well as alternate and promotional mixes -- 120 tracks in all.

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Various Artists: Furry Selection

Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce takes a spin through the apparently bottomless Trojan back catalogue and produces a surprisingly cohesive mix of ‘70s rocksteady and dub reggae.

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Various Artists: Folksongs of Illinois #1 / Folksongs of Illinois #2: Fiddlers

The combination of great music and insightful notes makes this series as important as it is entertaining.

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Various Artists: The Trials of Darryl Hunt

Paul Brill's documentary soundtrack gathers songs from hip-hop and indie heavyweights, a fierce and uncompromising tribute to Darryl Hunt's 20-year imprisonment.

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Various Artists: Virginia Roots

Despite the great music, this roots collection comes up a little short on edification.

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Various Artists: 20 Ways to Float Through Walls

From the left, from the right, from the bottom up, or the top to the bottom: anything goes on this full-bodied compilation, which presents a diversity of sounds from at least 15 different countries.

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2 Aug 2007 // 10:01 PM

Various Artists: Manoeuvres 1

Compiling a series of electronic tracks based solely on geography is a risky venture, especially when said locale is the relatively nameless Vancouver. Manoeuvres 1, put

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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