v/a RESPECT TO STUDIO ONE: 33 Dancehall, Reggae & Ska Classics 2xCD
*** BACK IN STOCK! Killer selection of old school reggae & ska joints. Longtime Wazoo fav.
v/a SOLLA SOLLA: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983 CD
*** "Culled from 900 film scores in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, this is some the heaviest dancefloor friendly electronic Tamil pop to ever emerge from Southern India. Kollywood/Bollywood klassics!"
BATTLES Gloss Drop 2xLP / CD
*** "It is true that Gloss Drop is a bewitching, entrancing album that defies both categorization and easy analysis. This is truly seismic shift from Mirrored, propelling them once more into uncharted territory.''
KATE BUSH Director's Cut: Collector's Edition 3xCD
*** "Deluxe three CD edition includes Director's Cut plus remastered versions of The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, all housed in a case-bound book."
DICK DALE Guitar Legend: Very Best Of CD
*** Career-spanning collection of rippin' jackers. Every song is great except for the version of "Pipeline" with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
LEE DORSEY Soul Mine: The Greatest Hits & More 1960-1978 2xCD
*** "Over 50 tracks encompassing his 30 year career, featuring his biggest hits & many hard to find gems." Fancy package!
FOREST SWORDS Dagger Paths CD
*** "Textured, gauzy music, bleak-yet-beautiful & completely organic, sounding like a dancehall mix of Mogwai's more luscious soundscapes, Burial's sample-strewn claustrophobia, & Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western scores."
NINA HAGEN Nunsexmonkrock + Nina Hagen Band EP CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "NunSexMonkRock is the first solo album by punk singer-songwriter Nina Hagen after the two albums she made with the Nina Hagen Band."
GREGORY ISAACS Love Is Overdue: The Classic CG's Recordings 2xCD
*** "39 track 2xCD set featuring the cream of Gregory's 70s recordings."
KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS Gorilla Rose LP+MP3 / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Thirteen jams hitting ’60s Chicano rock, slip sliding rockabilly, teenage punkdom, mystic krautrock, baby-making sleaze, the best bad peyote trip you ever took and even a velvety call from the beyond. Flamboyant and inspired."
JULIAN LYNCH Terra LP / CD
*** "Dood played in bands alongside future members of REAL ESTATE, TITUS ANDRONICUS and FAMILY PORTRAIT. Dog is studying Ethnomusicology and Anthropology. People like his music!"
THE METERS Here Comes The Meter Man 2xCD
*** Subtitled: The Complete Josie Recordings 1968-1970. "50 tracks from the masters of New Orleans Funk. Featuring 'Cissy Strut,' 'Hand Clapping Song' and more."
NODZZZ Innings LP / CD
*** "14 discretely memorable songs in the band’s growing idiom -- neurotic power-pop antics and jangly, shambolic post-punk." On WOODSIST.
NOVELLER Glacial Glow LP / CD
*** "Her most assured, accomplished statement to date, trading distortion & feedback for memorable melodies & a wider sonic palette. Icy shards from the heavens! Pulsing throbs! Creeping anxiety! Fleeting melancholy!"
THEE OH SEES Castlemania 2xLP / CD
*** "Castlemania is more low-key than previous Oh Sees records -- 'summer-y & poppy' with electric guitars jettisoned for acoustic, the normally echo-laden vocals a bit clearer. Happy pop melodies, sweet and somber tunes, psychedelic moves galore & more."
ROBERT POLLARD Lord Of The Birdcage LP / CD
*** "On Lord of the Birdcage, Pollard reverses his songwriting process, transforming a dozen previously written poems into songs. He’s never written in this fashion before, and his whimsical, surrealist lyrics take center stage."
TY SEGALL Goodbye Bread LP / CD
*** "TY SEGALL has his finger on it. A finger on it, digging into your vinyl. It’s 2011. Ty is 23. So, do we get the comedown record? Yes and massive.”—Andrew Loog Oldham, San Mateo, CA 2.17.11.
THE SOFT MOON Soft Moon LP / CD
*** "THE SOFT MOON channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics."
TOWNES VAN ZANDT Legend: The Very Best Of CD
*** An incredible songwriter & sad sack -- I love Townes! This guy is great.
WOODS Sun & Shade LP / CD
*** "Folk-rock, fuzz, tambourines, tapes and raw lunch pulled straight from the yard. Pop songs and other things: Sun and Shade."