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Something I Learned Today

Brought to us by the guitarist of ¡Forward, Russia!, the beauty of the third DTTR compilation lies in its complete opposition to ‘the MySpace revolution’, where every female artist is the new Lily Allen and your quality as a band is dictated by your number of mates. What you get is a schizophrenic mix of the best new and unsigned music around without spending hours online. Laura Groves’ delicate finger-picking is a lighter shade of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’, I Was A Cub Scout and the non-Google friendly :( sound like pilled-up Gameboys, while Italy’s Disco Drive hark back to the prehistoric days of punk-funk when the only pre-requisite was a cowbell. A brilliant sampler for the open-minded music obsessive.

Laura Snapes
7 / 10

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