Articles tagged various

Twilight of the Toffs: ‘Brideshead Revisited’

Like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited can be considered a requiem for the days of Empire and the unyielding class structure that governed British life pre-World War II.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revolution

The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revolution brings multiple artists together on this compilation showcasing traditional klezmer with a modern, multi-genre flavored twist.

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Various Artists: The Definitive Japanese Scene Vol.1

A well-ordered, well-selected assortment.

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Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa

The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.

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19 Apr 2009 // 8:57 PM

Various Artists: Water for Life

Cover bad, album pretty good.

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Various Artists: Putumayo Presents India

The India of the tourist brochure.

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The Return of Troma 4: TromaDance 5/Crazy Animal/Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi

It’s safe to say that, with six months back in business and a wealth of wonderful titles hitting the market, Troma, once considered down

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27 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Experiments in Terror 3 (2009)

One of the great things about art is its ability to make you see the common and the familiar in a totally different and unique

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11 Mar 2009 // 8:59 PM

From the Basement

There is something refreshing in such a direct approach that is content to be unspectacular on a formal level for the benefit of the participants.

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Various Artists: Arriba la Cumbia!

Arriba la Cumbia has its heart in the right place.

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17 Feb 2009 // 7:59 PM

Live from Bonnaroo 2008

The communal spirit seems almost sacrosanct to its attendees and artists, some of whom invoke the term 'commune' in the footage on this disc.

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10 Years of Rialto Pictures: 10 Discs Box Set

Though primarily western, Rialto represents the high standards of the art house scene in storytelling, formal and technological adventurism, and intellectual stridency.

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Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: African Reggae

A good-natured introductory disc.

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American Slapstick, Vol. 2

If you have a taste for the forgotten, the obscure, and the lost, American Slapstick, Vol. 2 is for you.

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Various Artists: Sound of the World

Sound of the World: Beyond the Horizon is the most eccentric collection of foreign-language songs widely available, and the best one to pick up because of it.

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30 Nov 2008 // 7:00 AM

Visits: Hungry Ghost Anthology

In China, it’s like Halloween. The 15th night of the seventh month is reserved for the dead. Ancient tradition holds that, on this occasion,

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13 Nov 2008 // 8:58 PM

Various Production: Various Versus

This half-remixer/half-remixee album, a teaser for Various’ upcoming sophomore release, serves its purpose

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Various: The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party

This is exactly how a party album from a respected world music label should be handled.

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Weird Tales & Edgar Allen Poe Collections

Horror fans may feel these collections are essential, but fans of the authors or aspiring genre filmmakers will appreciate them, too.

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28 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

TV Sets: Holiday Treats

The episodes range from classic variations on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi to, as in the case of Taxi, only a cursory attempt to include holiday content.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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