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The Rough Guide to West African Music is a world music compilation album originally released in 1995. The second release of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, it largely focuses on Malian music, with six of the twelve tracks coming from that country. This is followed by Senegal (two tracks), and Guinea, Niger, Ghana, and Mauritania (one track each). The compilation was produced by Phil Stanton, co-founder of the World Music Network.
But his apparent knack for curation fails on Gangster Music Vol. 1, a hip-hop head’s presumptive fantasy. Its astounding tracklist encompasses beloved rappers and producers from multiple eras and scenes, from the early 2000s West Coast underground to Diplomats-era New York. The songs themselves are far less interesting-Vol. 1 is mostly the sound of talented artists clearing their MacBooks of stray files. The project’s most disappointing efforts come from its most notable guests
This is World Music Network's second Rough Guide to South Africa. The first one came out in 1999 and was represented by a stock photograph of distant men fishing on an amber beach. With Guardians of the Galaxy, set to the soundtrack of an Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette tape, Marvel Studios adapted a little-known comic book property - with a raccoon superhero - into a hugely successful film and launched the next wave of comic book films. The first full-length solo album from former Houndmouth Katie Toupin is a giant leap forward thanks to an eclectic style and top-shelf songwriting.
TAGS: Various Artists. Even before Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand cited jangling, DiY indie as a touchstone, it had influenced Kurt Cobain (who covered The Vaselines’ Molly’s Lips, featured here), the Manics and Saint Etienne. Essentially, indie-pop continued where Postcard records (Orange Juice, Josef K et al) left off a few years earlier (though minus the soul influences). McCarthy’s ferocious Should The Bible Be Banned captures the era’s other underground presence? hardline revolutionary politics.
The nice thing about the Rough Guide releases is the incredible breadth that they attempt to shove into their albums. This album, focusing on Cuban music, is no exception. Campesina countryside styles are represented by people such as Celina Gonzalez. Read full description. Various Artists - Dreamboats and Petticoats, Vol. 3 (2009).
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Other Asian artists who are mentioned in the section on England/UK Bhangra/Asian Beat include some familiar names I have not hear for while like Najma Akhtar and whose Ghazal & Jazz album - "Qareeb" one of my favourites. Groups & artists like Cornershop, Nithin Sawney, Talwin Singh, Sangeeta, Joi & groups like Sohtas, Safri Brothers to name a few, are all there.