Reggae – World

Various Artists – Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll OST

Various Artists – Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll OST

Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is the soundtrack to John Pirozzi’s documentary about one of Cambodia’s often-overlooked musical movements. After winning independence from France in the late 1950’s, young musicians from Cambodia’s countryside swarmed to the city of Phnom Penh, eager to start bands and...

Review by Juliet Hope Wayne
Beats Antique – Blind Threshold

Beats Antique – Blind Threshold

In the late 90’s, Talking Heads singer David Byrne wrote an essay on his distaste for the World Music market. In fact, the essay was unequivocally called “I Hate World Music.” The essay detailed how World Music exists as an umbrella term for anything non-western or ethnic and the act...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Matt Stevens – Echo

Matt Stevens – Echo

Stream the entire Matt Stevens – Echo album above. Then name your price and buy it here A young couple are running through a dark forest lit only by the full Spanish moon. At the edge of the forest behind them shadows of large men gather silhouetted against a burning...

Review by Wedsie
Rebelution – Bright Side Of Life

Rebelution – Bright Side Of Life

  Rebelution has some big britches to fill.  Following their explosive debut album Courage To Grow the Santa Barbara boys have faced a challenge that many a talented young band has – how to follow a successful break out. Bright Side Of Life is Rebelution’s second full length album and...

Review by Wedsie
Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do

Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do

The story goes that Jamaican music was born when the AM footprint of soul stations in the Florida Keys finally fell over the island. In the collision of the traditional island music and the robust groove of rhythm and blues was born reggae music, bass-driven but syncopated unlike anything in...

Review by BillP
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Live In Japan

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Live In Japan

Yet another insane specimen of live musical performance from Rodrigo y Gabriela - I recommend it for anyone who has any inkling of appreciation for the beauty of acoustic guitar. Hopefully it will inspire you to see them live at any expense. AN ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY MUST-SEE LIVE...

Review by Wedsie
Xavier Rudd – Dark Shades of Blue

Xavier Rudd – Dark Shades of Blue

If you’re an Xavier fan, you’ll love it, especially the second time through. If you’ve never heard Xavier you might become a fan, but check out his other albums as well. If you’ve heard Xavier and don’t like him, don’t bother, go listen to Fall Out...

Review by Wedsie
Rebelution – Courage To Grow

Rebelution – Courage To Grow

The Point: Keep an eye on Rebelution because their initial success has been intense and they show great potential for the future. Courage To Grow is an impressive debut roots-rock reggae album that is well worth checking out and is a promising first step for a highly driven and versatile...

Review by Wedsie