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The Gulag Orkestar by Beirut
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9/10 Phil 14 November 2006
Lordy it's good! Imagine Black Ox Orkestar crossed with Radiohead with a dash of Leonard Cohen and some Eastern European Carnival music. It's fantastic. I can't get the words across about how great all of us think this is. There's not many occasions when we all love something but this is one of those rare things I've just been implying doesn't happen very much. Incredibly the guy who makes this music is only 19. I was shocked..... so accomplished and intelligent sounding for a 19 year old. When I was 19 I still had to get help with toilet things...... Anyway this isn't gonna be everyone's bag but if the above sound interesting check it out cos it's well bum. Before David Byrne gets his hands on him anyway....

10/10 Ben Keeler 22nd December 2006

I agree with everything good said about this record. It is the most thought through record I have ever heard, and probably the best album of 2006. Everyone should own a copy, especially since now it's out on 4AD with the Lon Gisland EP (I needed it so much after hearing a few tracks that I ordered it straight from Ba Da Bing!). It can't be described easily in words, so I'll just TELL you to listen to it (or buy it purely from mine and other peoples recommendation) and make your own mind up - I am DEFINITE you will agree how amazingly perfect it is. For fans of A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Neutral Milk Hotel and charming Eastern European/Balkan beats.

10/10 stefano

This record move me to tears! absolutely GORGEOUS! my album of the year


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