Albums: Very Best Bollywood Songs

Various Artists, Outcaste
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This collection of various Bollywood movie themes offers a rebuke to purist notions of "ethnic" music, if only because that world has so willingly embraced "westernised" versions of national song-forms. Or, as the sleeve notes put it, "authenticity is not an issue". Just as well, for there are more musical crimes here than there are Arabian nights, all accompanied by thunderous tabla drums, zithers, mad flautists and cooing vocalists. In other words, it's great.