Mark Ronson, ‘Version’ (Allido/ RCA)
Forging a streetwise musical identity out of his tony trans-atlantic lineage, this London-born, Manhattan-based DJ/producer unites two antithetical worlds — recent and classic Britpop with vintage American R&B. Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Robbie Williams, and other Anglos cover Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay, and the Smiths over the blaring horns and organic beats of New York’s funky retro-soul house band the Dap-Kings. Sharp arranging skills and suitably angular performances transform what easily could’ve been a corny, cluttered mess into a stylishly sweaty summer party.
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