Thursday, September 20 2007
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
A gorgeous feat of sonic story-telling from a songwriter deserving much wider recognition.
Monday, September 17 2007
In this surrealist masterpiece, Luis Buñuel poses important questions about religious beliefs and organized religion.
Friday, September 14 2007
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 crosses up and recombines stories of parents and children, even violence and history.
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
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
What's right, what's wrong, and what's reasonable when good men are faced with bad men doing bad things?
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
Hip-hop's "Flow Captain" returns with another artistic statement that almost hits the mark.