METZ: II

METZ: II

By Ian King

METZ are a caustic antidote for a cynical world, and II burns even better going down than their defining first album. 4 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

15 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Amityville Horror (2005)

She has three kids from a previous marriage (her husband is dead); he has a body left over from Blade 3.

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	War Against Sleep: Borderline Personality

War Against Sleep's Duncan Fleming is fighting the good fight against banal lyricism, even if his music has some catching up to do.

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	The Sharp Ease: Going Modern

Los Angeles female foursome may have the West Coast Hype Factory in their corner, but they're still searching for their sound on their scattershot debut.

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14 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Sparkwood: Jalopy Pop!

A fine collection of sweetly pleasant melodic pop, recalling the past yet updated with lyrics that address modern lovers' dilemmas.

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14 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Heavy Trash: self-titled

Gotta love a band that can affix faux-substance to slummin'... and still garner a chuckle. JSBX (now BX)'s Jon Spencer and Speedball Baby's Matt Verta-Ray take a stroll down musical lane, littering the aisle with the honkiest honky-tonk.

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	Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book

One of the final pieces in the laudable songbook project, this disc reveals its own lack of interest. Fitzgerald may be pitch-perfect, but emotionally it falls a little flat.

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14 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Crazy Caribs: Dancehall Dub

Who are the Crazy Caribs, and why are they so crazy? Do they need therapy? Perhaps some Thorazine? These questions and more are answered...

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	Vic Chesnutt: Ghetto Bells

One of Chesnutt's very best. The nuanced production is akin to Silver Lake, but the songs are 10 times as memorable.

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	The Blind Boys of Alabama: Atom Bomb

The oldest active band learns some new tricks to spread the message of the Lord. They still know how to deliver.

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14 Apr 2005 // 3:00 PM

The fricative 'f' sound combined with phonetic relatives 'k' and 'g' delivers a seething curse. The 'g'-less approach leaves the expletive weak...

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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