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Soapkills / Best Of Soapkills, The
Album:Best Of Soapkills, The Collection:World
Artist:Soapkills Added:Mar 2016
Label:Crammed Discs 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-03-27 Pull Date:2016-05-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 15May 1Apr 17Apr 10

 Recent Airplay
1.May 14, 2016:BravoMarco Variety Show
Marra Fi Ghnina
4.Apr 29, 2016:Music Casserole
Enta Fen
2.May 10, 2016:The Offbeat Generation
Marco Slow
5.Apr 11, 2016:Everything A to Z week 38
Cheftak (Paris Version), Cheftak (Paris Version)
3.Apr 30, 2016:BravoMarco Variety Show
Leh Zaalen
6.Apr 09, 2016:Music Casserole
Marra Fi Ghnina, Tango

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-03-16 
The Best of Soapkills
Reviewed by BravoMarco

11 years after the groups demise, this is a timely compilation from the Beirut band. A new audience can now be mesmerized by Yasmine Hamdan’s sultry voice. Trip hop / dubby chilled out electro beats, all combined with that underlining influence from the classical Arabic world. Most of these tracks seem as though they have featured in various films - during that seedy bar scene.

Like: Massive Attack & Portishead – Also sort of Sade mixed with Rachid Taha
Something for everyone – Liking 3,5,8,9,10,12,13,14
No FCC’s in English (Arabic)

1) Leh Zaalen (4.02) Mellow enough, with a lot going on though. Steady beat keeps the head nodding.
2) Yahoo! (4.37) Dramatic swirls with a heavy throb at times.
3) Cheftak (Paris Version) (3.03) So easy on the ears.
4) Tango (3.52) Shades of Fairuz & The Rahbani Brothers in the first minute - until the beat kicks in.
5) Marco Slow (1.50) Bassy thumping instrumental with effects.
6) Aranis & Koullou Ndif (3.21) Slow acoustic ballad to start. Midway point it becomes a rapping pop song.
7) Herzan (3.22) Ska-ish beat, jolly, mid paced.
8) Galbi (4.14) The beat is kept in check, which works wonders with the singing.
9) Enta Fen (5.16) Smooth & mellow. Vocals coming to the fore. More traditional.
10) Wadih (3.36) Strings given the treatment, folky & delicate.
11) Manni 2elak (4.09) Vocals treated alongside other general distortion.
12) Soueyma (5.21) More pace than the others. Wobbly & breezy.
13) Kasdoura (4.52) Lovely soft atmospheric quality.
14) Marra Fi Ghnina (4.43) Seductive tones to finish.

Track Listing
1.Leh Zaalen 8.Galbi
2.Yahoo! 9.Enta Fen
3.Cheftak (Paris Version) 10.Wadih
4.Tango 11.Manni2elak
5.Marco Slow 12.Souleyma
6.Aranis & Koullou Ndif 13.Kasdoura
7.Herzan 14.Marra Fi Ghnina