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    Various Artists: Modular Systems

The Washington, DC duo Thievery Corporation, and their label Eighteenth Street Lounge Music, occupy a unique niche in the world of electronica. From their homebase


Various Artists, Nashpop: A Nashville Pop Compilation

If you are laboring under the belief that the only thing coming out of Nashville is a bunch of singing GQ boys in white stetsons,


    Various Artists: The Best of Classic Years in Digital Stereo

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Various Artists: Om Lounge 3

Somewhere out there is the perfect cocktail party. The environment is spacious, with space-shuttle-white walls, deco sci-fi furniture, and drinks served in martini glasses frosted


Various Artists: A Different Prelude: A Contemporary Collection

Let’s speak of the whole first. A Different Prelude is a collection of classical preludes as interpreted by new age artists. Garry Trudeau may


    Various Artists: Crunch Presents Music to Sweat To

TVT Records out of New York is a great indie music label. They’ve introduced the world to Nine Inch Nails, put out records by


Various Artists: Aggro 2000

If you’re looking for a collection of hardcore music, look no further—Aggro 2000 is your bag. This is one kick ass collection of aggressive


Various Artists: NYC Ska Mob & Friends

There are a variety of permutations of ska, and then there is the elusive essence of “real” ska. Purists who cling tightly to their two-tone


    Various Artists: This is the Blues Harmonica

With more than an hour of music, this respectable anthology offers many different tastes of the old tin sandwich as served up in Chicago. Delmark


Sound Spirit Fury Fire - Deep Elm Sampler No. 3

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    Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bhangra

Originally a Punjabi dance music for celebrating the harvest, over the last 20 years young British Asians have transformed bhangra into a modern and vibrant dance


    Various Artists: Little Guitars: A Tribute to Van Halen

Tribute albums are normally reserved for those artists whose contributions have had a lasting influence on the industry. However that criteria doesn’t exist anymore.


    Various Artists: Glücklich Vol. IV

Rainer Truby, through his own Trio and as producer and DJ, is a major player on the European dancefloor jazz scene. We know what to


Various Artists: Music of the Shadows, Volume 3

Industrial music is characterized by its mix of goth, electronic, and heavy metal music. The genre doesn’t quite fit into any specific sound. It


Various Artists: Wish You Were Queer/Another Prick in the Wall: Tribute to Ministry Vol 1 & 2

Ministry could be numbered among the pioneers of industrial guitar rock. Ministry came about in the early eighties, and has screamed and power-riffed their way


    Various Artists: Mood 2 Chill

Compulsive deserve a good slap for giving this compilation such a poor title. I know it will allow the record to get on the racks


Various Artists: Cuba Esencial

I didn’t like Ry Cooder’s Buena Vista Social Club. I also didn’t like Paul Simon’s Graceland, the different beast from Buena


    Various Artists: Tales from the Crypt: Monsters of Metal

Now off the air for longer than it was on, the team behind HBO horrific episodic frightfest Tales from the Crypt have decided to release


    Various Artists: San Francisco Sessions Vol. 2: Mixed by DJ John Howard

The first song sums this album up. A Truman Capote-like voice rambles above tribal drumming. He says, “This is something about the energy you find


Various Artists: Gimme Indie Rock Vol. 1

I saw a game show a few years ago that I will never forget. It was a new and improved version of The Dating Game,


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