Konono No. 1
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
//Features

The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 5:00 PM

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

The Best World Music of 2010
15 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM

As in past years, Africa continues to dominate the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it seems to dominate Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.

//Reviews

Konono No. 1: Assume Crash Position
9 Jun 2010 // 5:00 PM

More glorious noise from the Congotronic stars. If you wondered whether you needed another Konono album, check out "Konono Wa Wa Wa" and have your mind blown.

Konono No. 1: Congotronics
26 Jan 2006 // 6:00 PM

Their music accepts the distortion, overtones, and surprising sonorities of contemporary life, but re-imagines instrumental power from the trash heap of modernity.

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//Blogs

Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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