Articles tagged joan of arc, tim kinsella, cap'n jazz, polyvinyl

The Heart That Refused to Burn Steadfastly Holds Its Secrets Close: Joan of Arc

Kathryn Harrison's longtime fascination with the Catholic Church finds its ultimate expression, and biggest challenge, in this biography of Joan of Arc.

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24 Mar 2014 // 2:05 AM

Owls: Two

Two is certainly a good album, and it’s absolutely the one Owls wanted to make. It’s just not always a record I want to listen to.

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28 Aug 2013 // 11:06 PM

The Dodos: Carrier

The most fascinating thing about Carrier is how it finds a confident songwriter flushed with uncertainty.

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All Left Turns: An Interview with Sonny and the Sunsets

Sonny Smith might be the West Coast's best, least predictable songwriter, but don't try to pin him down. He followed up his 100 Records performance art project with first a country album and now a synthy, whimsical, sci-fi exploration of the afterlife. "I didn't have it all mapped out," he says. "I thought it would be fun to take a left turn ... and then another one."

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Braid: Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five / The Age of Octeen

While Frankie still remains a diehards-only release, The Age of Octeen is larger than the "post-hardcore" genre trappings, an album capable of converting skeptics previously unwilling to look for beauty and creativity beneath the din.

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Love Is All: Two Thousand and Ten Injuries

Punkish, post-pop Swedes tackle the dreaded third LP with a few changes to their sound, but not enough to get us worried.

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Joan of Arc Presents: Don’t Mind Control

Even though the title features Joan of Arc's trademark wordplay, this compilation of related projects is sorely lacking Tim Kinsella's off-key personality.

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Joan of Arc’s 12th odd album may be a little on the hit-&-miss side, as Joe Tacopino’s PopMatters review attests, but

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16 Feb 2009 // 8:58 PM

Male: All Are Welcome

This ambient post-rock collective is a true experience, music you let happen around you, to drift in and out of as the feelings move you to where ever you are meant to be.

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27 May 2008 // 11:00 PM

Joan of Arc: Boo! Human

Album number 10 from Tim Kinsella's most prolific and polarizing band is a solid return to form(lessness).

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Tim Kinsella: Field Recordings of Dreams

I’m probably one of the few critics left who still believes Kinsella has some great stuff still instead him, but he is losing the goodwill of both critics and fans by releasing tossed off projects like this.

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9 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Disappearing Designer: An Interview with Joan of Arc

Tim Kinsella, the musician-filmmaker- performance-poet- burlesque dancer behind Joan of Arc claims an irony-free zone while explaining his process of unintentional creation. PopMatters giggles nervously.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cex: Actual Fucking

Cex's Rjyan Kidwell goes back to indie rockin'. Think Maryland Mansions, except less depressing.

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	Tim Kinsella: Crucifix Swastika

The most shocking thing about Tim Kinsella's moronically titled new release is how tame and inconsequential it really is.

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3 Apr 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Joan of Arc: So Much Staying Alive & Lovelessness

Throughout the history of indie rock, has there ever been a band as hated as Joan of Arc? Critics seem to bide their time during

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2 Oct 2000 // 4:00 PM

	Joan of Arc: The Gap

The art of aviation has always fascinated me. Here we are, earth bound creatures, with out the ability to propel our selves into the air

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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