Friday, February 20, 2009

dark was the night

this compilation is great for a number of reasons:
first, its a good cause, proceeds will "benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture."
secondly it stands as an accurate snapshot of a particular segment of current music culture. the participants are somewhat iconic and representative an exciting season in music- check out the tracklist.
- it's just damn good. [thanks johnathan for pointing it out!]


pedro said...

As always, thanks for the heads-up. I have been experiencing music vicariously through you since you came back to our apartment in Pilsen with It's Hard to Find a Friend.

Looks great - almost a current who's who.

Holly Priscilla said...

omg i'm so excited. thx for the headsup.

Slow Reader : Fast Eater said...

Have a favorite track? Or two? Or ten?

I keep going back to the Sufjan Stevens track at the end of disc 1 --I can't wait till he puts another record out.

elnellis said...

love the bon iver and other track he's on.

the sufjan track is so great, he's going to be amazing on his new one.

the books/gonzales track is great but way too short!

some of the other ones i like are just for the fan value of having artists work together- like gibbard and feist, great combo of voice.