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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 »

Cursor Minor Explosive Piece of Mind

Judging by the puns-to-syllables ratio of Cursor Miner's name and album title, you might expect England's Cursor Miner to take the occasional walk on the wacky side.… Read more »

Ted Leo Hearts of Oak

America's mod prince in waiting, Ted Leo, pops the trunk and gives us his second merciless full-length.… Read more »

Various Artists Solid Steel Present Hexstatic Listen and Learn

The second installment of Ninja Tune's Solid Steel mix series, and Hexstatic are at the controls for unashamedly large party action.… Read more »

Easy Star All Stars Dub Side of the Moon

For many, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon conjures up foggy memories of dingy college dorm rooms, black lights and the unmistakable fragrance of bong water soaking into the carpet-memories best left dormant or revisited with the requisite sense of… 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 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 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 »

Hint Portkabin Fever

Sussex's Hint-a.k.a. Jonathan James-gets well pastoral on his debut album, mixing up lazy breaks with porch-appropriate guitars (including some slide action that wouldn't sound out of place on a Lambchop record) and chirpy, naïve harmonies.… Read more »

Axiom Reconstructions & Vexations

The latest offering from Bill Laswell's Axiom label offers a variety of mashed up reinterpretations of the two Tabla Beat Science albums and Radioaxiom: A Dub Translation.… Read more »

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