A Camp

A Camp

September 3, 2001

Alternative/Indie Rock

Nina Persson of the Cardigans paired with Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous and Shudder to Think's Nathan Larson to create a cinematic and lush collection of songs under the name A Camp. Arguably less twee than most of the Cardigans' output, these recordings feel more sprawling and laid back, even hinting at elements of country pop with subtle pedal steel and harmonica.

- Zac Johnson

Connie Francis

Gold

June 14, 2005

Brill Building Pop

In the late '50s and early '60s, there were few bigger stars in the world of music than Connie Francis. Able to sing many different styles convincingly, from rock & roll to country, from lush adult ballads to Italian love songs and girl group sounds, Francis had hits galore and created a very impressive body of work. This rounds up 50 of her singles recorded between 1957 and 1969 on two discs and becomes the best Francis collection for anyone who wants to get the full scope of her incredible talent.

- Tim Sendra