New Music Tuesday: Dark Night of the Soul

darknight2I always enjoy good compilation albums.  It really says something when artists come together to create an album that really connects with a number of different fan bases.  Sort of like a “Now That’s What I Call Music!” CD except without all of the, you know, suck.  And sometimes, you get an album that surpasses the occasional “Various Artists” Christmas Album or the “We Are The World” compilation that rocked the ripe year of 1985.  Maybe Dark Night of the Soul isn’t the earth-shattering compilation to overtake “We Are the World”, but it’s pretty damn good.

The album is written by Danger Mouse, of The Grey Album fame that mixed Jay-Z’s The Black Album with The Beatles’ The White Album.  He also formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee-Lo producing both albums as well as producing other projects for the likes of Beck and Gorillaz.  Dark Night of the Soul is also written by the band Sparklehorse.

The whole project is a compilation of different artists that lend their talents to the album including Iggy Pop, James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and Nina Persson of The Cardigans.  Of course there are more, but you’ll just have to check out the album for the whole scoop.  Will there be someone else?  Is your favorite artist on the album?  Listen and find out!  That’s what we call a cliff hanger.

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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