Articles tagged flower, sun, rain

8 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Flower

The world of Flower becomes extremely closed off from one stage to another, because each level is merely a showcase for a new single mechanic without any regard to the previous level.

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New releases for the week of 2009-02-09

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008

Former (or current) members of the Dream Syndicate, Fleetwood Mac, and the Wallflowers are just a few of the best singer-songwriters stepping out on their own this year.

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30 Nov 2008 // 8:56 PM

Rain: Rain

Recorded in 1971, the Philadelphian quartet's album is one of those instances when collectors of obscure vinyl are correct -- this is worth seeking out.

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30 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Rain: Rain

Another lone release from coulda-been contenders in the power pop/prog vein quashed by an ignorant label in 1971.

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9 May 2008 // 4:01 AM

Speed Racer

Inspired by the mostly beloved late '60s Japanese cartoon, Speed Racer is loud, large, and proudly crass.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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23 Apr 2008 // 3:30 AM

5 questions for eclectic British singer-songwriter Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson decided to strip his music down to the bone on his latest studio album, “Rain,” recorded in his newly adopted hometown of Berlin.

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27 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Joe Jackson: Rain

The eclectic pianist/songwriter delivers a treat -- ten perfectly crafted pop songs that recall his best work or maybe are his best work.

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