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Features

Thursday, November 3 2011

Funeral Songs: The Music of 'Six Feet Under'

Two specific sequences from two separate episodes of Six Feet Under illustrate the show's complex and sophisticated use of popular music as both dramatic dramatic device and cultural signifier.


Tuesday, September 14 2010

From Old World Underground to Hollywood (and Back): Metric's New Wave Adventure

Emily Haines' journey with her band Metric has taken her everywhere from on stage with Lou Reed in Sydney, Australia to writing songs for teenage vampires in Hollywood. But all roads continue to lead back to her Toronto home.


Monday, November 2 2009

Get Holy: An Interview With John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

Upon the release of the Mountain Goats' latest album, the band's founder and songwriter talks about the literary influences on his prolific output and the biblical theme of his latest opus.


Wednesday, June 10 2009

Wheat: Medeiros / Hope and Adams

It would be tremendously heartening to view the Rebel Group's reissues of these albums as a corrective measure to the attention and praise that eluded them at the time.


Monday, February 2 2009

Adventures in Solitude: An Interview With A.C. Newman

Somehow Newman fits American literature, modern Swiss sculpture, and classic international cinema into a conversation about his latest work.


Reviews

Sunday, November 27 2011

Dan Mangan: Oh Fortune

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter's ambitious latest makes a good case for an artist recognizing their limitations.


Thursday, September 22 2011

Mates of State: Mountaintops

Indie rock's favourite husband and wife act tinker with expanding their sound on their sixth album of original material, with uneven results.


Thursday, September 8 2011

Tommy Keene: Behind the Parade

Nearly 30 years into his career, Tommy Keene keeps on cranking out guitar pop masterworks to too little notice or acclaim.


Thursday, July 28 2011

An Horse: Walls

1990s alt-rock-evoking Australian duo go a little too uniform on their sophomore release.


Tuesday, July 5 2011

Code Pie: Love Meets Rage

Lush Montreal outfit travels all over the place on adventurous third outing.


Adele: 21 [22.Feb.11]
Lights: Acoustic [9.Aug.10]
Lights: Lights [2.Dec.08]
Plushgun: Plushgun [26.Oct.08]
Alias: Resurgam [4.Sep.08]
Subtle: ExitingARM [27.Jul.08]

Blogs

Friday, August 12 2011

100 Essential Directors - Ethan and Joel Coen

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


Wednesday, July 28 2010

Dan Mangan - "Road Regrets" (video)


Friday, December 4 2009

Gremlins: 25th Anniversary Edition

Gremlins: 25th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] - Warner - $28.99


Voxtrot - "Trepanation Party" (MP3) (Mixed Media) [18.Mar.09]
Inglorious Basterds (trailer) (Mixed Media) [3.Mar.09]
Cursive: "From the Hips" (MP3) (Mixed Media) [2.Mar.09]
The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (trailer) (Mixed Media) [18.Feb.09]
Neil Young - "Fork in the Road" (video) (Mixed Media) [30.Jan.09]
So Long, Georgie James (Sound Affects) [5.Aug.08]
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