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What's not to like?
on 29 January 2013
From the "traditional" like Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, to the "progressive" like Bellowhead, from the solo fiddle of Duncan Chisholm to the electronic rock stylings of Treacherous Orchestra (my favourite track on the album) just about every sub-genre of folk is covered in this compilation. As a relative novice in the field I enjoy compilations like this as it introduces me to some unknown pleasures. Those with more in depth knowledge may be more familiar with much that is on here but regardless, if you love folk music you will find plenty to love on this album. It also serves to show you where the real talent lies in British music where modern themes as well as traditional styles are being taken up by people who can actually sing and play their instruments. Comparing this great compilation with the vapid nonsense exemplified by the X factor etc you are left feeling that there is some hope still for "proper" music.