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Thursday, September 20 2007

The Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers is the direct link between the proto-punk of the Velvet Underground and the new wave era. Later, the album would influence countless indie and alternative acts.


Tuesday, September 18 2007

Joe Henry: Civilians

A gorgeous feat of sonic story-telling from a songwriter deserving much wider recognition.


Monday, September 17 2007

The Milky Way

In this surrealist masterpiece, Luis Buñuel poses important questions about religious beliefs and organized religion.


Friday, September 14 2007

Lifting the Veil

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy counters George Bush's "confident" display with her own observations: "Now we've come back six years later," she narrates, "to ask if life for women in Afghanistan is any better in a liberated country."


Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises crosses up and recombines stories of parents and children, even violence and history.


Great World of Sound

Great World of Sound portrays America as fragile and fractured, held together by flimsy notions of patriotism, celebrity, and can-do capitalism.


Tuesday, September 4 2007

Lee Perry & the Upsetters: Ape-ology

A dub lover's dream come true, this two-disc set collects three of Lee "Scratch" Perry's essential late 1970s albums.


Monday, August 27 2007

3:10 to Yuma

What's right, what's wrong, and what's reasonable when good men are faced with bad men doing bad things?


Lyle Lovett and His Large Band: Its Not Big, Its Large

Lovett cements his status as one of our best and offers further proof that popular American songcraft is a thriving art. This seamless album is one for the ages.


Tuesday, August 21 2007

Talib Kweli: Ear Drum

Hip-hop's "Flow Captain" returns with another artistic statement that almost hits the mark.


Ace in the Hole (Reviews) [20.Aug.07]
M.I.A.: Kala (Reviews) [19.Aug.07]
Reflections: Motown in 1967 (Features) [16.Aug.07]
Zodiac (Reviews) [14.Aug.07]
Summercamp! (Reviews) [14.Aug.07]
Okkervil River: The Stage Names (Reviews) [7.Aug.07]
The Bourne Ultimatum (Reviews) [3.Aug.07]
Garbage: Absolute Garbage (Reviews) [2.Aug.07]
SoCalled: Ghettoblaster (Reviews) [1.Aug.07]
1990s: Cookies (Reviews) [29.Jul.07]
No End in Sight (2007) (Reviews) [27.Jul.07]
Bishop Allen: The Broken String (Reviews) [24.Jul.07]
John Vanderslice: Emerald City (Reviews) [23.Jul.07]
Sunshine (2007) (Reviews) [20.Jul.07]
Nice Bombs (2006) (Reviews) [18.Jul.07]
Talk To Me (2007) (Reviews) [13.Jul.07]
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Reviews) [10.Jul.07]
Rescue Dawn (2007) (Reviews) [6.Jul.07]
Justice: Cross (Reviews) [1.Jul.07]
Sicko (2007) (Reviews) [29.Jun.07]
Bamako (2006) (Reviews) [29.Jun.07]
Getting Loose by Sam Binkley (Reviews) [26.Jun.07]
The Damned: Damned Damned Damned (Reviews) [25.Jun.07]
A Mighty Heart (2007) (Reviews) [22.Jun.07]
Kissogram: Nothing, Sir! (Reviews) [21.Jun.07]
Street Thief (Reviews) [21.Jun.07]
The White Stripes: Icky Thump (Reviews) [17.Jun.07]
Golden Door (Nuovomondo) (Reviews) [15.Jun.07]
Dizzee Rascal: Maths & English (Reviews) [12.Jun.07]
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Reviews) [11.Jun.07]
Dondolo: Dondolisme (Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Praxis: Tennessee 2004 (Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Ne-Yo: Because of You (Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) (Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Once (2006) (Reviews) [1.Jun.07]
Zaman 8 & Hafez Modir: Suryaghati EP 2 (Capsule Reviews) [31.May.07]
Keren Ann: Keren Ann (Reviews) [31.May.07]
Battles: Mirrored (Reviews) [29.May.07]
Heroes (Reviews) [25.May.07]
Zeph & Azeem: Rise Up (Reviews) [24.May.07]
The National: Boxer (Reviews) [20.May.07]
Fay Grim (2006) (Reviews) [18.May.07]
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