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Wednesday, June 4 2008

Opeth: Watershed

Nine albums in, and Opeth has still shown no signs of running out of ideas.

Operation Filmmaker

Engaging, provocative, and often discomforting, Operation Filmmaker reveals increasing tensions between Muthana and his would-be benefactors, including filmmaker Nina Davenport.

Sunday, June 1 2008

Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

The boys' voices rarely go where you'd expect, but upon even one play-through, you can't imagine them going anywhere else.

Thursday, May 29 2008

Shearwater: Rook

Following the critically acclaimed Palo Santo, Shearwater raises the bar with Rook.

Sunday, May 18 2008

The BellRays: Hard, Sweet and Sticky

Not for the faint-hearted, nor the recently heartbroken -- but if you're neither, this dynamite disc is one slice of maximum R&B you cannot afford to miss out on.

Wednesday, May 7 2008

The Flight of the Red Balloon (Le Voyage du ballon rouge)

In Hou Hsiao-hsien's first French film, interactions are mirrored and refracted, images of images, reflections of longing.

Friday, May 2 2008

Standard Operating Procedure

Errol Morris' new documentary, Standard Operating Procedure, remembers the pictures' effects -- the shock, the outrage, and the anger that greeted their release.

Wednesday, April 30 2008

Criminal Vol. 2

With its second story-arc it has cemented itself as one of the best modern books and, likely, as one that will long be regarded as an example of the medium's artistic potential.

Tuesday, April 29 2008

Santogold: Santogold

This is the soda shack where punk and electronica meet the rhythm of a diasporic dub addiction.

Sunday, April 27 2008

Portishead: Third

Over a decade in the making, this legendary UK trio has buried trip-hop under a pile of creepy analog gear with their painfully long awaited third (duh) album.

Carole King: Tapestry (Reviews) [24.Apr.08]
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (Reviews) [24.Apr.08]
Robyn: Robyn (Reviews) [23.Apr.08]
Marvin Gaye: Here, My Dear (Reviews) [10.Apr.08]
The Open Road by Pico Iyer (Reviews) [31.Mar.08]
Big Dipper: Supercluster (Reviews) [27.Mar.08]
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski (Reviews) [26.Mar.08]
Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple (Reviews) [24.Mar.08]
The Kite Runner (Reviews) [23.Mar.08]
Neon Neon: Stainless Style (Reviews) [20.Mar.08]
Sam & Max: Season 2 (Reviews) [20.Mar.08]
Green Arrow: Year One #1-6 (Reviews) [19.Mar.08]
Sway by Zachary Lazar (Reviews) [18.Mar.08]
Gattaca (Reviews) [18.Mar.08]
Pravda by Edward Docx (Reviews) [17.Mar.08]
Audiosurf (Reviews) [16.Mar.08]
Paranoid Park (Reviews) [12.Mar.08]
Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen (Reviews) [10.Mar.08]
Samamidon: All Is Well (Reviews) [10.Mar.08]
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (Reviews) [9.Mar.08]
The Gathering by Anne Enright (Reviews) [5.Mar.08]
Bell X1: Flock (Reviews) [5.Mar.08]
Gutter Twins: Saturnalia (Reviews) [4.Mar.08]
Into the Wild (Reviews) [4.Mar.08]
Incognegro (Reviews) [3.Mar.08]
The John Frankenheimer Collection (Reviews) [28.Feb.08]
Be Kind Rewind (Reviews) [22.Feb.08]
No More Heroes (Reviews) [21.Feb.08]
Taxi to the Dark Side (Reviews) [20.Feb.08]
Nick Lowe: Jesus of Cool (Reviews) [14.Feb.08]
Future of the Left: Curses (Reviews) [13.Feb.08]
Liberty Kid (Reviews) [11.Feb.08]
Michael Jackson: Thriller 25 (Reviews) [10.Feb.08]
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Reviews) [5.Feb.08]
Hot Chip: Made in the Dark (Reviews) [3.Feb.08]
Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend (Reviews) [30.Jan.08]
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon (Reviews) [27.Jan.08]
Joe Jackson: Rain (Reviews) [27.Jan.08]
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