Various Artist Dirty Diamonds 3
- Words: J. David Marston
- Label: Diamondtraxx
The D-I-R-T-Y.com collective is known for resurrecting and consolidating genre-spanning mixes. Yet with Dirty Diamonds 3, the crew doesn't capture the charm-or cohesiveness-of its past releases. The disc contains ambient film scores, weird French records, and obscure b-sides, but the result is only interesting on paper. Filmic numbers like Francois de Roubaix's "Plongee de Glace" create huge lulls in the comp, while slow songs like Nico's "Afraid" are awkwardly paired with electronic pop songs, like Isolée's "Enrico." With such random sequencing, Dirty Diamonds 3 is a purposefully unconventional mix-but more so, it's completely unmoving.
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