The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstrong Featuring Elizabeth Fraser's "This Love,"
This debut by Missy Elliott protégée Tweet (née Charlene Keys) has already spun off a No. 1 R&B hit: the sexy, self-love treatise "Oops (Oh My)," produced by beat hypnotist Timbaland. But that tune merely scratches the surface of this gifted newcomer's talent.
On his first recording for Telarc, pianist Michel Camilo strives for elegance in a jazz trio format (his first recorded trio effort in six years) with Anthony Jackson (bass) and Horacio "El Negro" Hernández (drums/percussion).
Former child star Daniel Habif's first solo outing is surprising not only because it doesn't conform with the current standard of processed pop (especially if featuring TV personalities), but because it features a singer with a distinct style and personality who actually—and refreshingly—sounds his age (18).
If clubkids were hippies, this is what they'd listen to. Blending the laid-back, low-fi feel of '60s psychedelia with the carefree, upbeat tempo of current electronic music—over a sophisticated variety of rhythms—Sleeping Flies create an unusual mix that sounds organic.
At 75, Dr. Ralph Stanley is enjoying the most widespread popularity and prosperous times of his career, largely due to a profile raised exponentially by his participation in the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack—and the resulting mainstream appreciation for the roots music and rural authenticity Stanley personifies.