Friday, June 25, 2010

Gogol Bordello: Trans-Continental Hustle

James Jeffrey reviews Gogol Bordello's Trans-Continental Hustle.
Some music can be judged properly only by one criterion: would it make a decent soundtrack to riding a horse through the streets of Kiev while swigging wine? Gogol Bordello surely has this in mind, launching the latest of its rambunctious musical adventures with the swift one-two punch of Pala Tute and My Compamjera, songs that combine Romany and English lyrics with a Slavic sense of life-and-death urgency and driving rhythms almost impossible to remain sober to.
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