Band Of Gypsies
Released: Jul 2001
You know a band is good when they terrify you; such is the case with Taraf de Haidouks. These unpretentious Romanian gypsies can play the hell out of their instruments for hours on end. Whether ripping through an up-tempo, odd-timed traditional tune or briefly resting their blisters for a ballad, this album reminds you why people listen to folk music. Raucous and great.