Land
Land

Týr

Land

June 10, 2008

Heavy Metal

The Faroe Islands-based Viking metal crew's fourth full-length delivers a heady brew of progressive folk-metal that's as pure as fresh blood on snow. Rousing battle hymns are a prominent aspect of Land, a ten-song, highly melodic juggernaut of Norse brutality that is as taut and clinical as it is glorious and epic.

- James Monger

Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track
Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track

Elmer Bernstein / Chico Hamilton

Smell of Success: Jazz Themes from the Movie Sound Track

October 7, 2008

Cool

Elmer Bernstein's jazz orchestra performed the noir-styled score for this 1957 classic concerning New York City social life and the publicity racket. On this combined soundtrack, Chico Hamilton's quintet represents about a third of the selections, including music from scenes where they appeared on-screen. Instrumentalists represented include such heavyweights as Conte and Pete Candoli, Herb Geller, and Shelly Manne.

- Marcy Donelson