AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Voodoo Of The Godsent CD
*** "Voodoo Of The Godsent is the first new recording in five years from African Head Charge & it's a triumphant mix of dub, psychedelia, trance, afro and tribal rhythms that have given them their own unique place in contemporary music."
DAS RACIST Relax CD
*** "Pop-rap experimentalists Das Racist are back with their sprawling, visionary cyberdelic, Black Eyed Peas-ian epic tone poem. Feat. El-P, Vampire Weekend's Rostam, Yeasayer's Anand, Diplo and Detroit rap eccentric Danny Brown."
GIRLS Father Son Holy Ghost CD
*** "Girls return with a more spontaneous & stripped-down record. Father, Son, Holy Ghost is a gorgeous, largely minor-key record, enlivened by flashes of innocent pop and given depth by its wealth of influences and willingness to face sadness."
JIMI HENDRIX Hendrix In The West 2xLP / CD
*** "The definitive Hendrix live album has now been expanded to include five new performances. Deluxe 24-page booklet with rare photos."
JIMI HENDRIX Winterland CD
*** "Features never before released music from Jimi's unforgettable Winterland performances. Includes 24-page boolet with never before published photos from the performance."
NEON INDIAN Era Extrana CD
*** "Neon Indian is Alan Palomo, a brilliantly lucid 21-year-old synth-wizard. As Neon Indian, Palomo has made an art of leaving out the details and letting the world draw its own conclusions." Mmmm... okay!
PRIMUS Green Naugahyde CD
*** "Influential alternative rock icons Primus are back with their first album of brand new music since 1999's Antipop."
ST. VINCENT Strange Mercy LP+MP3 / CD
*** "'Playful chanteuse [and] fearsome shredder' (NY Times) Annie Clark reveals 11 new tracks showcasing a gift for fusing the cerebral and the visceral, her melodically elegant arrangements packing hefty emotional punches."
TORO Y MOI Freaking Out CD
*** "Freaking Out finds Toro Y Moi reveling in twenty minutes of boogie, roping in the heavy sounds of groups like the Gap Band and Mtume."
WILD FLAG Wild Flag LP+MP3 / CD
*** "The members of Wild Flag have played in Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks & more. All tracks were recorded live. This band rules so hard."