DFA Compilation #2 [DFA]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One of the most consistently creative indie labels gathers up more than enough tracks to necessitate a second compilation. DFA Compilation #2 is three times the size of #1, using the first two discs to compile tracks new and old, while providing a DJ mix on the third. Since the initial batch of 12" releases, the label has expanded its sound and roster at a steady pace. Two of the most notable tracks come from the Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom single released in early 2004; "El Monte" is trippy ambient that falls somewhere between Cluster and Manuel Göttsching, while the DFA mix of "Rise" lays electronic percolations and light whipcracks over a four-four disco beat. The...
See more details below
CD
$9.01
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $9.36   
  • New (2) from $9.36   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One of the most consistently creative indie labels gathers up more than enough tracks to necessitate a second compilation. DFA Compilation #2 is three times the size of #1, using the first two discs to compile tracks new and old, while providing a DJ mix on the third. Since the initial batch of 12" releases, the label has expanded its sound and roster at a steady pace. Two of the most notable tracks come from the Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom single released in early 2004; "El Monte" is trippy ambient that falls somewhere between Cluster and Manuel Göttsching, while the DFA mix of "Rise" lays electronic percolations and light whipcracks over a four-four disco beat. The terrifically obnoxious "Crass Mix" of LCD Soundsystem's "Yeah" begins as moderately absorbing disco-punk until working itself into a chaotic, screeching acid lather. Some older B-sides are dusted off as well, for both better and worse; sounding like an electro/dub version of a long-lost post-punk A-side, LCD's "Beat Connection" warrants more spins than the borderline novelty hit "Losing My Edge" as heard on DFA Compilation #1, while the Rapture's Captain Sensible-quoting "Alabama Sunshine" scrawls and stammers for three shrill minutes. A handful of exclusives and future singles round out discs one and two. Beyond a trio of Juan Maclean tracks -- none of which happen to be as dancefloor-friendly as his three A-sides to date -- the most-anticipated track is a vibrant re-imagined version of "Bellhead" from innovative and recently resuscitated percussion troupe Liquid Liquid. On disc three, the label's Tim Goldsworthy and Tim Sweeney shrewdly mix several of the tracks heard on the first two, and include a few that aren't present -- such as the sparkling silicone disco-funk of the Juan Maclean's "Give Me Every Little Thing" and the DFA edit of the Rapture's "Echoes." This is the greatest attraction of the whole package. While the package's bulkiness is liable to yield complaints of hubristic overindulgence, it's priced far less than a typical three-disc set.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2004
  • Label: Dfa Records
  • UPC: 829732214024
  • Catalog Number: 2140
  • Sales rank: 102,678

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Casual Friday - Black Leotard Front (15:07)
  2. 2 Sunplus (4:58)
  3. 3 I Robot - The Juan MacLean (6:12)
  4. 4 Alabama Sunshine - The Rapture (2:46)
  5. 5 Rise (7:26)
  6. 6 Dance Hall Modulator Dub - The Juan MacLean (4:07)
  7. 7 Get Up/Say What - Pixeltan (9:10)
  8. 8 Wasteder - Black Dice (4:28)
  9. 9 Yeah - LCD Soundsystem (11:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Yeah - LCD Soundsystem (9:23)
  2. 2 Endless Happiness - Black Dice (7:41)
  3. 3 Sunplus (4:58)
  4. 4 Beat Connection - LCD Soundsystem (8:04)
  5. 5 El Monte (14:14)
  6. 6 Bellhead - Liquid Liquid (5:39)
  7. 7 That's the Way I Like It - Pixeltan (4:45)
  8. 8 Sister Saviour - The Rapture (4:27)
  9. 9 Less Than Human - The Juan MacLean (4:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Get Up/Say What - Pixeltan (5:51)
  2. 2 Echoes - The Rapture (1:20)
  3. 3 Bellhead - Liquid Liquid (2:40)
  4. 4 Sunplus (4:51)
  5. 5 El Monte (3:26)
  6. 6 Give Me Every Little Thing - The Juan MacLean (4:42)
  7. 7 Sister Saviour - The Rapture (3:23)
  8. 8 Rise (5:29)
  9. 9 I Robot - The Juan MacLean (4:56)
  10. 10 Endless Happiness - Black Dice (7:35)
  11. 11 On Repeat - LCD Soundsystem (1:51)
  12. 12 Yeah (crass)/Beat Connection - LCD Soundsystem (10:16)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The DFA Primary Artist, Track Performer
Kudo Track Performer
Tim Goldsworthy Synthesizer Bass
Kan Takagi Track Performer
Yoshimi P We Track Performer
Nancy Whang Vocals, Track Performer
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom Track Performer
James Murphy Track Performer
Eric Broucek Vocals
Mandy Coon Vocals
Christian Holstad Track Performer
Gavin Russom Track Performer
Black Leotard Front Track Performer
Danny Schmidt Track Performer
Technical Credits
Liquid Liquid Composer
The Eye Remixing
Paul Gold Mastering
Steve Revitte Producer
The Rapture Producer
Black Dice Composer
Tim Goldsworthy Arranger, Composer, Programming, Executive Producer
Pixeltan Composer
The Juan MacLean Composer
The DFA Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Remixing, Instrumentation
Kan Takagi Composer
Andy Sarroff Engineer
Nancy Whang Composer
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom Arranger, Composer
James Murphy Composer, Executive Producer
Jonathan Galkin Executive Producer
Eric Broucek Producer
Christian Holstad Arranger, Composer
Gavin Russom Arranger, Composer
Mike Vadino Cover Design
Delia Gonzalez Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously