Campfire Songs
Campfire Songs

Animal Collective

Campfire Songs

March, 2003

Alternative/Indie Rock

A gentler entry in Animal Collective's diverse catalog, this collection of lengthy, atmospheric folk was recorded mostly live in semi-improvised sessions on a back porch. Meditative and ambient, this material predicted just one layer of the group's dense, freaked out take on pop that would follow.

- Fred Thomas

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

Melissa Aldana / Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

June 24, 2014

Straight-Ahead Jazz

The third album from the Chilean saxophonist--her first with Crash Trio--is an exercise in hard post-bop wed to finger-popping grooves, Latin jazz, folk sounds, syncopated Caribbean rhythms and samba. Whether ballad, blues, or swinging hard bop, this trio's interplay is canny, soulful and deep.

- Thom Jurek