If you need an introduction to Gogol Bordello, I suggest putting on Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike. Not their first album, but their first important one, and their most important. Trans-Continental Hustle is a more accessible gateway, but Gogol Bordello was never meant to be truly accessible. They’re here to represent a certain way of life and and a state of being. When you’re ready to enter the party, this is the place to start. This is one the great album openers – or a door-opener, really – an introductory track that invites you on a journey and establishes right away exactly what trouble you’re about to get yourself into.