Saturday, January 26 2008
In David Simon's indictment of American capitalism, numbers -- say, crime stats and school test scores -- no longer have an epistemic value, they don't refer to any external reality.
Sunday, January 20 2008
In the Future is an expansive statement of an album, full of big guitars and cold space, a variety of sounds and a hard-earned and ever-present brilliance.
Sunday, January 13 2008
Distortion is a game, a question, a provocation, a distortion, a fable, a fake, and a collection of pop songs.
Freed from the constraints of genre boundaries, the Swedish duo has crafted this convergence of electronic pop and jazz that sounds as utterly natural as it does unusual. An overlooked treasure, for sure.
Monday, January 7 2008
Economical and considered out of necessity, this is so meticulously crafted that there isn’t a wasted passage or a superfluous phrase.
Friday, January 4 2008
Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.
Thursday, December 20 2007
Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.
Thursday, December 13 2007
A fired-up quartet of architectural jazz-funk fills the legendary jazz basement with sonic silver.
Wednesday, December 12 2007
Mala Noche's original trailer boasts that it is a story of power, sex, money, and death. They weren’t kidding.
The idea isn’t to approach Untrue as a dubstep record, but as a record, period. This should be true for all music, but Untrue isn’t like all other music.