Yoko ono - Yes, Im A Witch TooManimalYes, Im A Witch Too is the sequel to Yes, Im A Witch,.
Yes, Im A Witch Too is the sequel to Yes, Im A Witch, a 2007 compilation of Yoko Ono remixes and collaborations. Once again, shes given the vocal tracks from her back catalogue to a wide variety of DJs, producers and musicians to rework into new versions. It feels like the track list was randomly assembled by throwing darts at names on the wall, and the radically different approaches often make for a jarring listen. Then again, you probably wouldnt be reading a review of an Ono album if that was going to scare you off.
It truly is a bewildering selection of collaborators, ranging from big names to artists who dont even have Wikipedia entries or functioning websites. Ono brings out the unexpected in everyone, and even the most conventional indie pop acts sound edgy with her idiosyncratic vocals on top. Miike Snow pairs hyper-speed drum n bass beats and bubbly 8-bit video-game melodies on Catman, while NYC house legend Danny Tenaglia turns Walking On Thin Ice into a dramatic, atmospheric ballad. The album would have benefited greatly from more careful curation, though.
Top track: Warrior Women, featuring Tune-Yards