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on 19 August 2017
Great Quality, Great Seller.
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on 11 September 2011
great sampler<and a great insight into the great and good now residing at domino.a must have if you would like to explore more
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TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 11 August 2011
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. There is one outright dud as the track by Sons and Daughters "Silver Spell" sounds like the band has spent too much time listening to Siouxsie and the Banshees at the wrong speed, much better is "My propeller" by the Arctic Monkeys although its far from their greatest song. Two mercury nominated artist also are present with excellent tracks from Anna Calvi and King Creosote, but if I had to plump for a favourite it comes in the shape of the very welcome return of Steve Mason the original architect of the Beta Band with a song of electronic soul lifted from his sadly neglected 2010 LP "Boys outside" the ghostly ballad "All come down". If all this eclectic and varied selection of free tunes manages to do is to turn you onto the music of songwriters like Mason, O'Brien or McCombs it will have performed a very worthwhile act in these very troubled times.
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on 22 August 2011
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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on 10 August 2011
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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on 12 August 2011
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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on 26 January 2012
I noticed this as I trawled through the CD section of Amazon and gave it a try. I was delighted with the tracks that I was able to download for free and if this is only a sample then the full disc should be excellent. thanks for this opportunity to sample music freely. This is something that other vendors should concider.
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on 23 October 2011
This sampler album was a free download so I couldn't lose. Three great tracks
by Anna Calvi, Arctic Monkeys and The Kills some not so good. Certainly worth
a listen and you might just find a hidden gem.
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VINE VOICEon 14 September 2011
Not really my type of music but I am getting to like it.I downloaded it free and the little sample I heard I thought it was good.So I am persevering.
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on 21 January 2013
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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