Various Artists / Rough Guide To Planet Rock
Album: Rough Guide To Planet Rock   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2006
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-25 Pull Date: 2006-08-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 17, 2011: Music Casserole
We Were Gonna
4. Dec 05, 2006: Disorderly Favorites of 2006
We Were Gonna
2. Apr 23, 2011: Music Casserole
Grandma With A Limp
5. Aug 22, 2006: How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl?
In A Gadda Da Vida
3. Aug 30, 2008: New World Disorder
Grandma With A Limp
6. Aug 22, 2006: New World Disorder
Superbol, We Were Gonna

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-06-14
[coll]: Rough Guide to Planet Rock (WorldMusic)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/14/06
Rough Guide to Planet Rock – with a major emphasis on “Planet”, but plenty of Rock. At least four tracks have already been through the a-file recently and gotten lots of love – the other tracks are just as good. Mad variety of styles, but all of em rock.
This is a GREAT comp – even if you never play “World”, check this out and see how much fun the rest of the planet is having!
FCC track 16. All tracks kick massive ass. I like 9-10 slightly less than other tracks, but that’s because I’m mean and they’re sweet.
1. Farfisa and psychedelia, female vocals in Khmer – spy movie feel.
2. Starts with solo male vocals in Arabic, then complex percussion, almost trance-y until the electric guitars kick in after a minute. Rock ‘n’ Rai!
3. Somewhat uptempo electrified Tuareg call and response, rootsy yet modern and urgent.
4. Heavy metal wanky finger guitar and Guinean vocals, turns into sweet slightly uptempo groove a bit like samba in feel.
5. Oh, utterly insane! Klezmer Latin Hip Hop! Note: you need a very open sense of humor for this. I love these nuts…
6. Big guitar alternating with Eastern European roots instrumentation.
7. Tuvan throat singing version of Inna Gadda da Vida, just like it says. I expect this to go number 1 with a bullet!
8. Uptempo, Indian classical vocalized percussion (takkita-tickety-takkita-ta), complex percussion, LOTS of energy.
9. Jazzy midtempo swing from La Reunion/Indian Ocean with female vocals. For the sweetness in you.
10. Another sweet and jazzy number, this from Portugal with a hint of Fado in the female vocals, some accordion and a nice bounce.
11. “Hungarian speed-folk” - sums it up, but also add fun female chorus and lots of attitude.
12. Pretty folky intro belies the manly ska to come. Slow for ska, with lots of big Ukranian sound.
13. Funky, bass-heavy midtempo groove with female Palestinian singer. A bit dubby and menacing – cool!
14. Slow, loping, bluesy shuffle with electric guitar and male Wodaabe vocals. A hint of desert trance.
15. Uptempo, electric likembe (thumb piano) and lots of syncopation, call and response vocals. Very unique sound. Long track.
16. FCC @ 1:15 and 1:59: “motherfuck it”. Manic punk rock with violins and screams.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Dengue Fever We Were Gonna
2. Les Boukakes Sidi H'bibi
3. Tinariwen Oualahila Ar Tesninam
4. Ba Cissoko Sabolan
5. Hip Hop Hoodios Kike On The Mic
6. Balkan Beat Box Ya Man
7. Kuvezin, Albert & Yat-Kha In A Gadda Da Vida
8. Alms For Shanti Superbol
9. Yela Dodosya
10. Donna Maria Pao P'ra Multidao
11. Transsylvanians Jánoska
12. Haydamaky Listopad
13. Rim Banna Grandma With A Limp
14. Etran Finatawa Iledeman
15. Konono No. 1 Ungudi Wele Wele
16. Gogol Bordello I Would Never Want To Be Young Again