Thursday, May 30 2002
San Francisco’s Naked Music has released a lot of fantastic house music over the last few years, but for my money their all-time greatest
Do you ever get the feeling some kind of weird commandment went out recently to blues artists to really start pushing the creative envelope? I
No two ways about it, Kenny Howes writes and performs some excellent power pop. It only takes one listen to Kenny Howes and the Yeah!
The Last Broadcast is far from a poor album. In fact, it has the elements of a great album, but it sounds like they got stuck halfway through or decided they had enough singles and cobbled the rest together hastily.
While U2 were turning Ireland’s beauty and strife into three-chord testaments, while the Pogues were busy being Ireland’s answer to the Replacements, and
If this were a first effort I could see Ecstasy falling between two increasingly distant schools. Much of the album is too soft and silky
Tom Clancy's novels and the movies they spawn have never had much truck with credibility.
[The office] is a penitentiary for the non-criminal, and a continually witty and dry visual joke.
I'm about to argue the cultural significance of a cartoon about a robot boy with machine-guns in his butt-cheeks.
Wednesday, May 29 2002
Okay, I have a problem with Warp Records’ press release that came with this record. I realize that we’re not supposed to review the
Saul Williams is one of the best poets in America. I watched him paralyze an entire auditorium with one poem at the National Poetry Slam
There are certain aspects to America’s continued interest in revisiting one of its odder decades, the ‘70s. There have been great films that really
Traffic made two or three rock masterpieces (Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die, and probably Mr. Fantasy). While the band’s remaining albums are somewhat less
Retsin’s Tara Jane O’Neal and Cynthia Nelson have spent the majority of their careers creating, relatively speaking, rather difficult music. O’Neal made
Only a few musicians in today’s highly competitive and cutthroat music industry can actually say they’ve gotten better with age. Most try to
Nowadays, it seems like everybody loves Ozzy. Witness his three-decade string of platinum albums, his sold-out annual tours, and his starring role in the most
Quality fiction filtered through the keenly discerning eyes of diverse writers.
S E T L I S T Jennifer Falling DownAll These YearsHaven’t Got a ThingThis Town is WrongStuffed Animal songs: Blue Washcloth
The HivesPhoto credit: Kristian Anttila The Soundtrack of Our Lives There are two things you should know before reading this review. One, when Poptones released
Photo credit: Yael Staav Hayden Desser (more commonly known by his first name only) has had an interesting career trajectory. He spent much of the