BIG BOI Sir Luscious Left Foot CD
*** Perhaps you've heard of him! BIG BOI is sans Andre but has no shortage of talented pals on this album (incl. Scott Storch & Salaam Remi among others) and great reviews abound!
CROWDED HOUSE Intriguer CD
*** "Neil Finn & original Crowded House bassist Nick Seymour and keyboardist/guitarist Mark Hart get 'exotic in parts, traditional in origin. It may just be the best thing we've done.'"
DANGER MOUSE & SPARKLE HORSE Dark Night Of The Soul CD
*** "Dark Night Of The Soul is a beautiful, haunting record by audio auteur Danger Mouse and the already much-missed Sparklehorse. The record sees the pair joined by the following remarkable roll call of guests: The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Black Francis (The Pixies), Iggy Pop, David Lynch, James Mercer (The Shins/Broken Bells), Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Suzanne Vega and Vic Chesnutt."
MIA /\/\ /\ Y /\ LP / CD
*** "M.I.A. continues her musical exploration into new territory including rock, dubstep and more. /\/\ /\ Y /\, features production by Rusko, Blaqstarr, Switch, Diplo, Sugu, John Hill, Derek Miller and M.I.A."
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS Disconnect From Desire CD
*** "Ten tracks of soaring, visionary dream-pop from a band working at the height of its powers, focusing on the layered electronic textures and dense lyricism of Alpinisms. Guitars ring, beats crunch, and the Deheza sisters’ voices intertwine with new, right-in-your-ears clarity."
SUN KIL MOON Admiral Fell Promises CD
*** "This 60 minute, ten song album is Sun Kil Moon's fourth & the first that is all acoustic, played entirely by Mark Kozelek on nylon string guitar." Let the good times roll!