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Oh, Merge

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Oh, Merge

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Merge
genre:
Indie Rock, Reissues

We gave it a B+

Merge celebrates its 10th anniversary with this set of rare and unreleased tracks by 20 of its bands. True to the label’s roots, rock discontent can still be heard loud and clear, but Oh, Merge is now host to Third Eye Foundation’s oppressive drum-and-bass, Lambchop’s funkified big-band country, and the Magnetic Fields’ baroque electro-pop. As music becomes increasingly compartmentalized, this joyous eclecticism is immensely rewarding. B

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