While debate rages about the ethics of downloading mp3s, fans of traditional sounds have been putting up songs for free download. Are they robbbing the artists of their livelihood or providing a marketing lifeline for music that would otherwise be overlooked? Richard Silverstein argues the case for the bloggers…
The ethereal voice of Afro Celt Sound System’s Iarla O’Lionaird is only the first of countless reasons why you should own this album
Anyone that sees the never ending re-runs of MTV2′s 100 Greatest Albums, keep an eye open for No. 80, Endtroducing… by DJ Shadow with the video to ‘Midnight In A Perfect World’ directed by Brian Cross.
It’s difficult, so close to St Patrick’s Day to review a beginner’s guide to Irish music without mentioning the festivities (read into that consumption of entirely unwarranted quantities of Guinness) that will take place across the globe on Thursday, so I won’t even try.
This lighthearted and playful yet complex offering from nylon guitar wizards Rodrigo y Gabriela is enough to make anyone want to take up the guitar.