Show Post: In House #1495
There have been more than a few solid various artists compilations released this year, both in the form of tributes and as support for a common cause. Among the latest and more interesting of these are Warchild.org's Help!: A Day In the Life, Razor & Tie's This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles' Rubber Soul, and Dream Brother: The Songs of Tim & Jeff Buckley, a U.K.-only release out on Full Time Hobby records. Even the best types of compilations find it difficult to be outstanding all the way through, and these are no different, offering up uneven moments here and there. Overall, though, the formulas are intriguing and generally deliver, with the likes of the well-established (Radiohead, Low, Cowboy Junkies, Belle & Sebastian), the recently established (Sufjan Stevens, the Magic Numbers, Kaiser Chiefs), and the relatively unestablished (Stephen Fretwell, Micah P. Hinson, Yonder Mountain Stringband).
In House #1495.
Focus: Selections from recent compilations, including Help!: A Day In the Life, This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles' Rubber Soul, and Dream Brother: The Songs of Tim & Jeff Buckley.