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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Bicycle Thief: You Come and Go Like a Pop Song

Bob Forrest, front man of the almost famous early ‘90s alt-rockers, Thelonious Monster, is back from the near-dead. After an eight year musical hiatus due

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	Braid: Movie Music Volume One and Volume Two

Braid was a band that really struck a chord with people. Reviews, from throughout the six years the band was together, read like diary entries

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Bardo Pond: Dilate

Although Bardo Pond have a reputation for titling their albums with drug references, I’d prefer to think of their fifth album, Dilate, as a

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Bigger Lovers: How I Learned to Stop Worrying

They say that bigger is usually better, and these Lovers are no exception. This band has set off an underground buzz on the Internet. How

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Chava Alberstein: Yiddish Songs

A quote runs thus, as offered in the liner notes of Yiddish Songs, and attributed to an unknown Yiddish comedian: “I look forward to going

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	Alphaville: Stark Naked and Absolutely Live

As with every revival or post-mortem continuation of a musical career that spawns an album, the consumer is always the one left asking the question, “

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Fred Anderson Quartet: The Milwaukee Tapes Vol. 1

Yet another gem from John Corbett’s “Unheard Music Series” on Atavistic. The brilliant and iconoclastic tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson has been a stalwart on

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Anne Summers: Very Classy

Like there is no actual person named Bettie Serveert, Anne Summers is likely just the formalization of some type of female ideal of three guys

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Luther Allison: Bad News is Coming

Scan through the liner notes of Bad News is Coming and you’ll start piecing together opinions of Luther Allison before ever hearing what it

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	At The Drive In: Relationship of Command

It’s inevitable. At the Drive In are doomed. They are doomed to make good music that no one will hear because it is not

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Atau: Biorhythms

Caipirinha is on one of those big-time rolls that occasionally strike indie labels—like Creation in the early ‘90s or spinART in the last couple

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Aluminum Group: Plano

Brothers John and Frank Navin lead the Aluminum Group through a veritable delight of summery pop music on Plano, named after a small town outside of Chicago.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Jessica Andrews: Who I Am

According to the liner notes, Jessica Andrews has grown up a lot since her first album release two years ago. She is still only 17, but

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Autechre: Confield

If you are one who fancies order, direction and structure, hang on to your bill because this puppy is going back to the shop. Grandfathers

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	Laurie Anderson: Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology

Since theater began thousands of years ago, there have been performances that could not be classified as plays, musicals, concerts, or public readings. In the

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Angels of Light: How I Loved You

Subtlty. It’s not really a word one would associate with Michael Gira. After all, his former band Swans created loud and angry albums that

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Album Leaf: In An Off White Room

The Album Leaf’s In An Off White Room has a soothing sparseness to it, giving it a strange mix of natural beauty and otherworldliness.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Alien Ant Farm: ANThology

With every batch of CDs I get to review at PopMatters, there’s always a handful that promise some new amount of rock crunch. All

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Dot Allison: Afterglow

Dot Allison's blend of dub and torchy pop made One Dove one of the more intriguing acts to come out of Scotland in the 1990s.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Reverend Vince Anderson: I Need Jesus

Editor’s note: The full-length version of this album will be released early in 2002. The Reverend Vince Anderson considers himself a man of God—nevermind

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