The weekly trip to Other Music always brings great new items to the MO iPod. This week , with the propensity of "bitch tracks" added by Mr. Offender at top of mind, the search was on for diversity.
- Despite reading a scathing review of Ghostface Killah's Fishscale, the album has been a must have for a while. Having listened to Ghostface during a recent appearance on the Wendy Williams Experience (a daily must in the office to make the afternoon lively), the expectation of great tracks was fulfilled.
- With deep roots into garage punk and early surf punk, it is always an inspiration to hear elements of these genres while at the gym or while en route to the office. Visceral yet playful at the same time, Mas Rock and Roll is a compilation of mostly 60's Mexican surf punk. The compilation is a quirky cross-pollination of punk, psychedelia, garage and much more. Intrigued? Have a taste of Taurus from Los Commandos.
- Glitter Girlz is a compilation of female glam rock from the 70's. The album is a great exploration of music that would later evolve and morph into sounds as diverse as Blondie and Abba. Compiled by the Ursula 1000 crew the album is pure fun. A favorite is the super-catchy Rub My Tummy.
- Although it isn't as diverse as the other picks, DFA Remixes: Chapter One compiles several remixes previously available only on singles or vinyl. Despite already having about one-third of the tracks, the compilation brings some new life to some. A few, Le Tigre's Deceptacon and Fischerspooner's Emerge, have a bit of age on them, yet still come off as fresh. Other remixes of the Gorillaz, Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip don't quite gel together as an album but are all essential single to have in any collection. Try on Soulwax's Another Excuse to get an idea of the brilliant subtlety of the DFA crew.
Big thanks to Other Music for allowing the posting of the above streams!