My review of the charity compilations “Dark Was the Night,” and “War Child presents Heroes” appears on Popdose today:
It’s no secret that tribute albums and charity compilations can be hit-or-miss affairs at best. In the case of the latter, all you can really do is be happy that you’re supporting a good cause, and hope that the music is more hit than miss. Two important charity albums have recently appeared, and when I say important, I don’t just mean for the causes they’re helping, but also for the virtual who’s who of contemporary indie artists that has contributed tracks to them. If you could somehow assemble all of the buzz that these artists have collected, you could light the universe. In other words, to the naked eye, it’s a music blogger’s dream.CD Review: Various Artists, “Dark Was the Night” and “War Child Presents Heroes” | Popdose, Mar 2009
You should read the whole article.