Occupy This Album 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… Occupy This Album 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… 2012-05-15 Various Artists Rock Music For Occupy
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Occupy This Album (2012)

SPIRITED MUSIC David Crosby is in the company of Mogwai, Joan Baez, and an eclectic array of artists on this tribute album
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SPIRITED MUSIC David Crosby is in the company of Mogwai, Joan Baez, and an eclectic array of artists on this tribute album
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 15, 2012; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Rock; Production: Music For Occupy

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
Originally posted May 09, 2012 Published in issue #1207 May 18, 2012 Order article reprints
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