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Erasure: From Moscow to Mars - An Erasure Anthology

From Moscow to Mars is a definitive set that thoroughly explores three decades of pop magic by the veteran British duo.

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The Summer of De Palma: Looking Back at a Master Filmmaker's Career

Following the release of Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's document on the eponymous director, the legacy of Brian de Palma's extensive and controversial filmography is given renewed attention.

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Ramesh: Ramesh

This is the best way to listen to Ramesh I think, in a large handpicked block.

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Patrick Wolf: Sundark and Riverlight

Wolf displays exceptional fragility and grace with these songs.

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Ben Harper: By My Side

A retrospective of ballads, chosen by the man himself, serves to highlight the sheer breadth, depth and quality of Ben Harper's songwriting skills.

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BLO: Step Three

BLO does almost everything well, nothing eccentric or extravagant.

Deanne Sole
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Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou: The Bariba Sound

The songs wash round like persistent sponges and buff you and buff and buff until whatever coat of resistance you had is worn through.

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Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall: Diamonoye Tiopite

This 1970s proto-mbalax band moves from the clave-weighted sound of "Cintorita" to the obviously West African "Gueth".

Deanne Sole
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Various Artists: Funky Fräuleins Vol.2: 1968 - 1981

The compilation is strongest at those moments when one of the Fräuleins erupts with a sincere and full-bodied boom.

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Various Artists: Congo; Pont Sur le Congo / Sénégal; Echo Musical / Côte d'Ivoire; We

The time period covered on these discs should be familiar territory to aficionados of African retrospective compilations, even if some of the bands have been so underexposed outside Africa that they feel like newcomers.

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Laurent Garnier: Retrospective

The variety of styles presented on Retrospective is wide enough to easily make the case for Garnier as one of the most visionary dance producers of the last 20 years.


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