Monday, June 24 2002
Tribute albums are a mixed bag, to put it mildly. For every tribute album that gets it right (If I Were a Carpenter, for example),
What can I say about Thin Lizzy? I love this band, love them in spite of their many flaws, love them because of their many flaws. I’ve loved them ever since I first heard “The Boys Are Back in Town” on my pink plastic clock radio back in 1976.
The Osbournes’ greed finally goes overboard, and it’s the fans who are forced to suffer, as is always the case. It’s a great
Knodel has arrived to rock. It says so in the second line of the opening title track to the trio’s glorious sophomore album, Dawn
Michael Jordan. David Hasselhoff. Master P. After listening to Wyclef Jean’s latest, Masquerade, these names immediately came to my mind. Not because of their
What happens when you play a country song backward? Yeah, you’ve heard this one: Mama gets out of jail, Daddy stops drinking, your truck
The 14 tracks on this remastered collection of Benny Goodman classics recorded between 1935 and 1939 contain many of the highlights of the group’s recordings for the
We’ve all been waiting for this one. Since El-P’s trio, Company Flow, broke up in March of 2000, we’ve all been sitting tight,
That Benett is one crazy lady. Very groovy and very cool, mind you, but she’s definitely not your typical female singer-songwriter. Or is she
Jesus, talk about false advertising! What is this, some kind of Coldplay tribute band dragging in from a long night at the pub? The cover
Friday, June 21 2002
It's no longer critiquing mainstream expectations, but instead, absorbing and reflecting stereotypes, drained of context.
Thursday, June 20 2002
So, you know anything about Finland? Personally, the extent of my knowledge of all things Finnish is limited to lots of hockey players (including the
When I first heard Howlin’ Wolf, his sound was eerie and strange to me, like nothing I had ever heard before. “How Many More Years”
The Star Room Boys hail from Athens, GA, buut their style is more akin to roadhouse honky tonk than anything you normally associate with the
18, the latest addition to Moby’s oeuvre, was released last month after much anticipation. His previous album, Play (1999), is the catalyst responsible for catapulting the
The infamous, 1986 cult classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot, a 16-minute documentary short about the kids partying in a suburban D.C. parking lot in the
Such the jokester, that Bryan Ferry. The man hasn’t done anything remotely frantic since “Both Ends Burning” from Roxy Music’s majestic 1975 album Siren.
There’s something awfully irritating about rock musicians complaining that today’s musicians don’t know how to rock as well as they do. Whether
Based on a story published by Philip K. Dick in 1956, 'Minority Report' is science-fiction of the sort that Dick preferred to write -- set in the future, but all wrapped up in concerns that are immediately relevant to the present moment (that the same concerns were relevant back in 1956 is not a little unnerving, as will become clear).
Lovably unconventional, Lilo & Stitch have some trouble fitting in with their peer groups -- regular kids in Lilo's case, multi-limbed aliens in Stitch's.