Album: Gogol Bordello, Trans-Continental Hustle (American Recordings)

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Now resident in Brazil, Eugene Hutz has welcomed new elements into the GB sound, as well as a new rhythm section including an Ethiopian bassist and Latin American percussionist.

On their fifth studio album, the band's hybrid ska-punk-folk style welds Eastern European gypsy music with its South American equivalents on 14 songs about rebellion, racism and the immigrant experience. It's all rousing, festival-friendly stuff and the involvement of Rick Rubin could make this the album which breaks the band into the big time.