Various Artists - 3...2…1... A Rocket Girl Compilation
Founded in 1997, Rocket Girl Records has always been a place where artists are treated with the respect that is often lacking from major labels and this double CD compilation provides evidence aplenty of the care and attention that the label give to its releases. The music on display is a wonderfully eclectic collection of epic post rock from God Is An Astronaut, dreamy psychdelia from the likes of Pieter Nootan and former Cocteau Twin, Robin Guthrie, along with off-kilter indie with stand out songs being provided by Lilys and Television Personalities. Even the gloomy, industrial goth stylings of A Place To Bury Strangers don’t seem out of place. The only real niggle is that at over two hours it is a tad long and midway through the second disc your attention starts to wander. That aside, this is a great primer for a label that deserves huge plaudits for its investment in quality music.