All Tomorrow's Parties: 3.1 / Various
ATP' s latest compilation, curated by the Simpsons/Futurama/Life in Hell-creator, Matt Groening. Featuring performers from the Groening-curated 2003 All Tomorrow's Parties Festival, this release is a reflection of the artist's passion and dedication to music, as well as a tribute to his past history as a music critic for the L.A. Reader. This compilation features regular album tracks, as well as some rarities, including an unreleased Jackie-O Motherf***er track, and Sonic Youth's interpretation of the Simpsons theme, previously available only on the 1996 compilation Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons. The cover art and pull-out poster should please any die-hard Groening fan and the music within provides a reassuring appraisal of a group of artists that, even after years and years of work, still remain relevant and vital. Artists include: Sonic Youth, Iggy and the Stooges, the Magic Band, Spoon, the Shins, Modest Mouse, Elliott Smith, Daniel Johnston, the American Analog Set. ATP Records. 2005.