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Kyle Anderson
May 11, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Occupy This Album

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
music label
84873
genre
Rock

We gave it a B+

Like the movement it’s supporting, Occupy This Album is massive (99 songs over four discs), eclectic (original hippies Joan Baez and David Crosby sit cross-legged next to noise-mongering weirdos Mogwai and UNKLE), and occasionally hamstrung by the need to get the message across (Richard Barone’s sweet sing-along is torpedoed by its awkward title, ”Hey, Can I Sleep on Your Futon?”). Even when the songs scowl too much, the spirit of the compilation feels more positive than negative — the best that can be asked of any grassroots revolution. B+

Best Tracks:
Deborah Harry’s glitchy Safety in Numbers
Ace Reporter’s propulsive The World Is on Fire

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