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By Bill Chenevert
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted Jul. 13, 2010

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RJD2

Inversions Of The Colossus

(RJ’s Electrical Connections)

Sounds Like: Another one from our local disc-spinning hero, re-worked versions of his January release but some new, beat-perfect jams, too.

Free Association: There’s nobody who harkens back to DJ Shadow quite like him.

For Fans Of: Boom Bip, El-P, Danger Mouse, Shadow, Diplo.

 

The Gaslight Anthem

American Slang

(Side One Dummy)

Sounds Like: New Brunswick, N.J., quartet of punk revivalists who have clearly adored Bruce their whole lives, but have their own pleasant spin on heartland rock.

Free Association: So Jersey isn’t your favorite, but you can’t deny their rockness.

For Fans Of: Calm Pearl Jam, the Hold Steady, Ted Leo, raspy vocals.

 

Konono No 1

Assume Crash Position

(Crammed Discs)

Sounds Like: Congo’s supreme street band, they use junk to make instruments and amplifiers that churn out rhythmic, modern-influenced joyful dance music.

Free Association: You’ll have no idea what they’re saying but it doesn’t matter—dance!

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