AMANDA BLANK I Love You CD
*** "From racy rap records to deeply moving electro-pop songs to records that channel Blondie and the Beasties at the same time, Blank's debut is a post-modern, subversive pop masterpiece."
BLUES CONTROL Local Flavor CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Fantastic newest shimmer from Blues Control. A touch of boogie rock has penetrated their beauteous extrapolations into the miasmic core of psychedelia and billowing fog of ambient space." So good!
BLUR A Beginner's Guide To Blue 2xCD
*** 25 of Blur's best songs, scrapping some of the hits and showcasing their artier side.
FRUIT BATS The Ruminant Band CD
*** "Using bright melodies, defiantly major-key chord structures, natural imagery mixed with the occasional blazing insight and tender observation, the Fruit Bats choogle through barn-floor stomp, Fleetwood Mac-esque shimmies, propulsive ‘70s country-rock jams and parlor piano soft-shoe."
JAMES LAVELLE Global Underground 37: Bangkok 2xCD
*** "An eclectic, psychedelic rainbow of sound, dazzling with colour. A spectrum of some of the most exciting sounds in electronic music today. Lavelle's finest mix to date!"
PROFESSOR LONGHAIR Red Beans 'n' Rice CD
*** The original Star Talent recordings; Sea Saint, New Orleans sessions; and Fess live in New Orleans -- 14 jams in all.
SOFT MACHINE Fourth/Fifth CD
SOFT MACHINE Six/Seven 2xCD
*** Dang! These guys rule. Is it jazz? Not-jazz? What is it!?! It's brilliance, that's what it is. And what's better than one Soft Machine album? How about two? Two in one package? Sure. Four in two packages? Yes, yeah, totally.
SUN RA Helsinki 1971 2xCD+DVD
*** The complete concert finally! At last!