It’s been a while since I linked to Dancing About Architecture, which is odd since they’ve been on somewhat of a roll recently, and this week sees editor Rob Brookman write a handy one-page primer on African pop music. Other people might know whether or not he’s got it right, but all this stuff sounds good to me.

On their reviews page, meanwhile, a convincingly positive review (the first I’ve read) of the Sonic Youth record and an unconvincingly positive one of the atrocious Grandaddy one. And Tim Frommer also lays into in fine style.