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Wednesday, December 15 2010

The Best World Music of 2010

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

Monday, April 22 2013

Ólöf Arnalds: Sudden Elevation

On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.


Wednesday, November 9 2011

Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP

The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.


Monday, January 18 2010

Ólöf Arnalds: Við og Við

The sweetness in Arnalds is not ornamental, and there's a new-folk unpredictability about it, not-tamed, not-dull.


Blogs

Wednesday, October 16 2013

CMJ 2013 Night 1: New Zealand + Iceland Airwaves Showcases

For the first day of CMJ, I wandered between New Zealand and Iceland, or at least pretended to by visiting showcases from those countries, and have the photos and videos to prove it.


Thursday, October 21 2010

Ólöf Arnalds: 18 October 2010 - Chicago

Ólöf Arnalds recalls an Icelandic Joni Mitchell with a swooning wholesome voice that is rich with a sense of personality and strength as a female singer/songwriter.


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