a review of cool new music
by Jeff Pinzino
August 24, 2007
! Galactic – From the Corner to the Block (funk)
Galactic is proof that
* M.I.A. – Kala (world)
Revolutionary dance tracks that draw influences from all over the globe. Snippets of Bollywood, Jamaican dancehall, Techno, and Dijeridoo, to name just a few. Music twenty years ahead of its time.
* Caribou– Andorra (rock)
Sergeant Pepper’s nerdy young Canadian cousin. Fuzzy, psychedelic canvasses glow under gauzy vocals. Dense arrangements augment guitar and drums with flute, tuba, and jingle bells as well as plenty of electronic ear candy.
* The Everybodyfields – Nothing is Okay (country)
S.K.I.P. – Autobiographicology (rap)
A fresh re-envisioning of hip hop with drum & bass electronic backdrops and intelligent lyrics that are equal parts personal and political.
Poets & Pornstars – Poets & Pornstars (rock)
Classic rock revivalists that really rock. Great songs played on screaming guitars. Mullet optional.
* highly recommended
! highest recommendation