Saturday, February 28, 2009

Get This Album

The newest compilation from the Red Hot Organization is amazing. It defies the normal rules of charity comps--namely, that it's all really good.

Red Hot's got a better reputation than most when it comes to putting these out. They did Red Hot + Blue, the Cole Porter covers record back in the 90s. They also did No Alternative, an amazing record that gave us new or obscure tracks from some of the best around at the time. I know that a lot of people still listen to that one, front to back.

Dark Is the Night deserves the same honored place on the shelf. You'll listen to this a lot. There are very few >>'s here. New stuff from The Arcade Fire, Feist, The National, Bon Iver, Ben Gibbard, Yeasayer, My Brightest Diamond, an absolutely epic track from Sufjan Stevens, Decemberists, Beirut--this just goes on and on. (Cat Power, Andrew Bird, Sharon Jones, Blonde Redhead, ok that's enough.) And the tracks are solid across the board.

They're raising money for AIDS awareness and research. You get a heap of great new music. Don't you love it when everybody wins?

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