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And All The Pieces Mat­ter: Five Years of Mu­sic from None­such

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - JIM CAR­ROLL

You’ll hear a lot of mu­sic in ac­claimed TV se­ries The Wire, but it’s very much in the back­ground. The songs and sounds are there be­cause they fit with what’s hap­pen­ing on screen, not be­cause the di­rec­tor wants to dis­tract you. As a re­sult, you’ll hear hip-hop boom­ing from D’An­gelo Barks­dale’s jeep, The Pogues at full vol­ume at a po­lice­man’s wake in an Ir­ish pub, or Cur­tis May­field sound­track­ing Cutty Wise’s jog­ging through Bal­ti­more on elec­tion day. And All the Pieces Mat­ter fea­tures tracks like Solomon Burke’s ver­sion of Van Mor­ri­son’s Fast Train, Blind Boys Of Alabama do­ing Tom Waits’s Way Down in the Hole (the show’s theme tune) and Paul Weller’s spooky I Walk On Gilded Splin­ters. For those seek­ing more Wire sound­track fixes, check out com­pan­ion album Be­yond Ham­s­ter­dam for B-More club bangers. www.none­such.com Down­load tracks: Body of an Amer­i­can (The Pogues), Way Down in the Hole (Blind Boys of Alabama)

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