Thursday 24 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

04/22/2014 | Comments 0

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Various artists - The Greatest Songs Ever


None June 21st, 2007

 

Petrol

Continuing a series already about 15 installments deep, Petrol Records issues five more discs in its globe-spanning "The Greatest Songs Ever" line of compilations. Each album focuses on a specific country, state or region from all reaches of our planet, with the latest batch representing Hawaii, Japan, India, North Africa and South Africa.

 

The albums are a mixed bag, either subverting or confirming your expectations about that particular style of music. As with foreign foods, either you like it or you don't' that's what makes the world go 'round.

 

"Japan" features lots of ballads, most thankfully free of the lowest-common-denominator pop sheen generally favored by its singers. "India" is the best of the bunch, proving the country can match the U.S. and the UK beat for beat in melody-heavy electronica.

 

Despite my love for the state, "Hawaii" has nothing to offer musically. "South Africa" also falls into the unlistenable category, but "North Africa" manages to sneak a few tracks of pleasurable rhythm through.

 

"”Rod Lott

 
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