v/a THE ROOTS OF CHICHA - Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru CD
*** RECOMMENDED "In the early 70s, Chicha music modeled itself on Colombian Cumbia music but replaced the accordion with surf guitars, and incorporated the psychedelic sounds of Farfisa organs and Moog synthesizers as well as Cuban Guajira,and the distinctive pentatonic scales of Andean melodies. This is the first ever Chicha compilation to be released outside of Peru."
TORI AMOS Abnormally Attracted To Sin CD
TORI AMOS Abnormally Attracted To Sin CD+DVD
*** ROLLING STONE says: "Her best album in years." "The captivating album, like many of her previous efforts, adhered to a strong conceptual theme, with Tori inhabiting multiple archetypal female personae."
BOB LOG III My Shit Is Perfect CD
*** "My Shit Is Perfect smells of past Doo Rag brilliance, finding Log showcasing his slide guitar virtuosity, unusual but butt-shaking polyrhythmic beatitude, and, as loved and expected, his demented take on humanity."
APOSTLE OF HUSTLE Eats Darkness CD
*** Member of BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE. This guy is pretty popular with the locals.
DIPLO Top Ranking CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "DIPLO spent almost as much time on this thing as some people do on albums. There are thirty-five tracks: exclusives, remixes, plus remixes from Switch, Mumdance, XXXchange and Radioclit, guest verses from Amanda Blank and Kid Cudi."
EMINEM Relapse CD
*** "Highly anticipated 2009 album from one of the most successful Rap artists in history. Yet another skillful collaboration with Dr. Dre."
THE FIELD Yesterday & Today CD
*** "The Field's first album was a soundtrack to the spit-shined airport of your dreams - faceless, futuristic, and fuzzy. Willner expands his palette, continuing the oblique sampling strategy while building up the rhythmic architecture."
JUANECO Y SU COMBO Masters Of Chicha CD
*** As featured on the excellent ROOTS OF CHICHA compilation (see above), "Elements of influence include the popularity of cumbia, the huayno of classic Andean folklore, and the exotic sound of rock and roll as epitomized by electric guitars, wah-wah and electronic organs.
JASON LYTLE Yours Truly, The Commuter CD
*** "GRANDADDY mastermind Jason Lytle returns with his first solo record; poignant, hopeful & spirited."
MUSTAFA OZKENT Genclik Ile Elele CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Regarded amongst hardened collectors of Turkish psych rock as The Daddy of all Turkish rarities, this record simply has to be heard to be believed and even then it's still literally unbelievable. Either these guys had time-machines or DJ Kool Herc had secret Eastern connections."
SAVATH & SAVALAS La Llama CD
*** On STONES THROW. "Catalan psych-folk album with minimal electronic sensibilities." A.K.A. PREFUSE 73 & co.
SUN CITY GIRLS Napoleon & Josephine (Singles Volume 2) CD
*** "This is the second of a multi-volume set of rare & long out-of-print singles, out takes, compilation, and unreleased tracks from Sun City Girls.
TYVEK Tyvek LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Combining an uncanny channeling of The Urinals and early Mekons, Tyvek drops jaws to floors with solid acorns of repetitive punk/pop numbers that became oaks almost instantaneously. The inclusion of Damon (a.k.a. Teets of Puffy Areolas) brings in another sonic dimension and suddenly the band's set veers into a Velvet Underground-by-way-of-The Feelies stratosphere."
JOHN VANDERSLICE Romanian Names CD
*** "A pitch-perfect collection written and recorded with the utmost care and attention. A symphony of sounds both subtle and lush.
WHITE RABBITS It's Frightening CD
*** Follow-up to their mega-critically acclaimed album. Now sharing a label with Radiohead.