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Various Artists Being Black: A Musical Companion

What is blackness? Brooklyn activist (and Zen priest) Angel … Read more »

Various Artists National Vinyl Association

Even though it's the heavyhitters-Mos Def, Blackmoon, Jurassic 5-that are gonna sell this badboy compilation, it's the deeper underground that smashes up the place.… Read more »

Various Artists Soft & Suave: Relax Session

With so many chill compilations, picking a soundtrack for relaxation is almost more frustration than worth.… Read more »

Various Artists Christophe Monier Presents Rockers' Delight: The Rock Sound of Darkest Paris 1990-1996

News flash: the French aren't all disco-house pogoing robots! Nor are they Air-jocking AM-radio enthusiasts!… Read more »

Various Artists On the Right Track

This could easily be a one-line review, "On the Right Track features a Finnish goth band." Finns are already pale, so their goths must be reflective shadow dancers.… Read more »

Various Artists Rewind 2

An album of cover songs is only successful if it does more than stimulate nostalgia for the originals. Like its predecessor, Rewind 2 works well up against this standard, providing versions that are satisfying on their own.… Read more »

Various Artists Fabriclive: John Peel

It's a CD. It's also a tombstone. A tombstone, rapturously signifying the utter, total, complete death of the DJ mix album. They're done. All the good ones have been made; don't buy any more.… Read more »

Various Artists No Space for Dogma

In just two years, K2O has presented IDM from artists as far-flung as Moscow, Berlin, Brooklyn and Colorado. Sadly, geographic diversity doesn't translate into musical diversity, as much of No Space for Dogma runs together into a midtempo soup.… Read more »

ZirIguiboom The Now Sound of Brazil

Ziriguiboom, archiver of all things Brazilian, ups the tropicalia ante with this collection of sexy-cool samba soul and bossa groove. A dedication to original and far-reaching Brazilian music underlies the entire selection.… Read more »

Numbers Death

The original version of this Oakland, CA trio's album, Numbers Life, was crazy enough.… Read more »

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