Amazon Domino Sampler
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Amazon Domino Sampler

1 Aug 2011

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title Artist
My Girls Animal Collective
Silver Spell Sons And Daughters
DNA The Kills
Blackout Anna Calvi
Stillness Is The Move Dirty Projectors
Love Cry Four Tet
Becoming A Jackal Villagers
My Propeller Arctic Monkeys
County Line Cass McCombs
Albatross Wild Beasts
All Come Down Steve Mason
Bubble (single edit) King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Aug 2011
  • Label: Domino Recording Co
  • Copyright: 2011 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 56:47
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  • ASIN: B005EXE9XM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and free! 10 Aug 2011
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Excellent tracks from a great label. Do yourself a favour and download it, it's free! Then do the label a favour and buy some of their releases.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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A vote of thanks to the Domino label for this splendid free LP hosted courtesy of the Amazon site. Some of the tracks on here are incredibly well known "Indie Anthems" not least "My Girls" by Avary Tare's mischievous bunch of funsters the Animal Collective who somehow manage to cross Jan and Dean, Kraftwerk and Brian Eno into a single effervescent song producing the defining sound of the past decade. Also hearing again the twin voices of Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian's stunning vocals on the Dirty Projectors soulful "Stillness is move" is a joy, sounding like a cross between African funk and Scritti Politti from 2009 album "Bitte Orca" which contained more clever invention than a Stephen Hawking lecture. You also have Four Tet's, aka Kieran Hebden excellent extended dance club workout "Love Cry" which has been subject to more mixes than the paint counter at B&Qs.

There more strightforward songs here include the Wild Beasts recent delicious single "Albatross" one of the most pounding erotic songs recorded in 2011; equally Cass McCombs excellent "County Line" the highlight of his recent album "Wits End" is a plaintive treat and a ballad full of hurt which Jeff Tweedy would have died to write. Next up from his recent great support slot on Elbow's "Build a rocket boy" tour is Conor J O'Brien whose title track of his album "Becoming a Jackel is an outright classic and a chameleon of a song . Listen carefully and it could be a lost gem from Paddy McAloon, a new song from Andrew Bird or a neglected find from the vault of the late great Elliot Smith. Having never heard the Kills "DNA" before a pleasant surprise followed with its deeply dirty and swampy blues approach plus a rather wicked vocal from Alison Mosshart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Paying For 22 Aug 2011
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There is an eerie prescience surrounding the release of this installment of Amazon's regular free label sampler series. None could have predicted that, within a couple of weeks of its release, Domino - one of Britain's premier independent labels - would lose a huge chunk of their existing stock in an attack on the Sony warehouse at which it was stored.

A tragic loss for any label, but even more so when one considers the contribution Domino has made to alternative music in this country over the last two decades. From classic 80s post-punk (Orange Juice, Young Marble Giants) to American grunge heroes (Sebadoh, Pavement) to their more recent big-hitters (Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys), they have made mighty strides towards bringing interesting and brilliant sounds to these shores.

This sampler provides an excellent cross-section of Domino's output in the last couple of years, and shows that they have no intention of resting upon their well-earned laurels. Variety and invention abounds, including the aforementioned Arctic Monkeys (showcasing their more polished, rocked-up sound of latter albums), chittering glitch-funk from Four Tet, the soaring vocals and plaintive guitar of Anna Calvi, tender mellowtronica from ex-Beta Bandido Steve Mason, delicious guitar jangling courtesy of Villagers, the hyper-inventive melodies of Animal Collective...

Suffice to say, there truly is something for every listener to enjoy - from famous faces to unknown quantities, across a glorious spread of genres - and currently at a price to suit any pocket. For the sake of the label, though - and for independent music across the country - once you have found something new to love here, dip into your pocket and pay to download the album.

Independent music depends on you, now more than ever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No way rough; just a great set of sounds 12 Aug 2011
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A free collection worth downloading by anyone who likes music, listen to it, then decide which of the albums you want to buy. They are all at a great price just now, and poor Rough Trade lost a lot of stock during the London riots, so this is the time and the way to support them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great sampler to hear new artists. 21 Jan 2013
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Great outlet for new bands on the label to get peoples attention amongst the big hitters on the label. A great listen overall.
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