Various Artists / Little Darla Vol 20
Album:Little Darla Vol 20 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2003
Label:Darla Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-11-10 Pull Date:2004-01-12 
Week Ending:Jan 11Jan 4Nov 23Nov 16

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 24, 2017:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Out to Sea
4.Jan 18, 2007:Fiction Romance
One Light Flashing I Love Yu
2.Oct 25, 2011:monsieur psychosis
Town of 85 Lights, One More Chance
5.Dec 30, 2005:Here Comes Sickness (Little Darla Edition)
One More Chance, The Weather, Outer Space, Jersey Coast Line
3.Oct 18, 2011:monsieur psychosis
One More Chance, Saratoga, Town of 85 Lights, Deep (No. 2)
6.Jan 09, 2004:Distraction-Limited
Step Up (Graham Massey Remix

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-10-07 
As always on these Darla samplers, a mix of various types of pop-related songs, some from new recordings, many from reissues on Darla or partner labels. Darla has done quite a service with this series, exposing a great many worthy groups to the college radio listening masses.

1. Slow, loping ambient breaks … zzz
2. Dreamy pop with backward tape backing and vocals of the oooooohh-aaaaaaaahhh school
3. Country-rock lite
4. Funky bass, flute, and trumpet instrumental for the indie kids … and be sure to catch that Eagles sample they slipped in – which, to my mind actually detracts
5. Precious pop
6. Dodgy rhymes in a folky setting … You’re no Nick Drake!
7. Slow, somber, pretty, country-ish tune
8. Catchy but slightly off-kilter pop song
9. Trippy and catchy dreampop
10. Hazy vocals but clearly blippy and swoopy synth accompaniment
11. Warm synthesizer sounds and appealing melody but sort of limply executed
12. Appealingly scratchy effects on a simple, lazy-afternoon, acoustic song
13. A slow, artificial-sounding, yet irresistibly beautiful song
14. A song in the “perfect pop” context less than perfectly sung is particularly grating, even if the song is otherwise appealing
15. Cheeky torch song with cheesy synth accompaniment and “audience” noise; despite the missteps, the smoky barroom with the vampy singer is well evoked
16. 80s/90s blase pop with allusions to Simple Minds (lyrics), 50s R&B/pop (piano part), New Romantics (drawn out synth notes) – wow! This (late) band was once on twee-pop label Sarah (and before that Factory)
17. A less caustic Cabaret Voltaire; here a prototypical post-new-wave, pre-industrial-dance mix of cold vocals, and simple, precise melody and rhythms

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.FreeschaFeel Back
2.AarkticaOut to Sea
3.LowlightsDim Stars
5.SaloonHappy Robots
6.Pale Horse and RiderJersey Coast Line
7.MaquiladoraDrunk and Lighting Fires
8.Photon BandOuter Space
9.Sweet TripDeep (No. 2)
10.FlowchartRainbow Hello
11.Swirlies, theOne Light Flashing I Love Yu
12.Women and ChildrenHeadless
13.MomusLovely Tree
14.California Oranges, theThe Weather
15.(The Real) Tuesday Weld Ft.One More Chance
16.Wake, theTown of 85 Lights
17.Crispy AmbulanceStep Up (Graham Massey Remix