The most rewarding work as a critic is not in evaluating the flow of big menu items from established artists, but in sampling the little dishes that come along -- like this quartet of obscure, interesting stuff from 2007's first half.
Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something
Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'
Red Baraat: Bhangra Pirates
'A Little History of Economics' Provides a Charming Overview of the Dismal Science
There Is Only One Reality, and It’s Analog
Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me
"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.