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Sunday, September 24 2000

Barenaked Ladies / Guster

The Barenaked Ladies seemed a bit lethargic for the first half of their Chicago set, which mostly featured songs from the group’s latest release


Thursday, September 21 2000

Phife Dawg: Ventilation: Da LP

A Tribe Called Quest’s breakup left three talented musicians pursing their own endeavors. As much as the media focuses on Q-Tip over the others,


Tuesday, September 19 2000

Phoenix: United

On United, the music is unoriginal and the lyrics lack substance.


Madonna: Music

And indeed, for Madonna, music, like most everything else, is always going to do something.


Björk: Selmasongs

Björk Gudmundsdottir has the ability to create music both whimsical and melancholy. Her latest release, Selmasongs illustrates this ability to an extreme. “Sometimes


Monday, September 18 2000

Adventures in Stereo / Waxwings / Chamber Strings

Adventures In Stereo, the Beach Boys influenced pop group from the UK, stopped in Seattle near the end of the month-long Bobsled Tour, featuring artists from that label.


Pele: The Nudes

The Nudes: ones who are without dress or adornment. Music without dress: when melody is in its barest essentials, what does it become? What does


Octant: Car Alarms and Crickets

The 30-second introduction to Car Alarms and Crickets might have you fooled. Inside this barrage of samples, manipulated and spliced into something industrially eerie, lies


The New Amsterdams: Never You Mind

The ever-popular Get Up Kids play power-pop with punkish tones and a populist, crowd-pleasing bent. They rock for the people, to get the kids jumping


    Little Feat: Hotcakes and Outtakes

The greatest American rock band, if such a beast can be captured, wasn’t The Doors—Morrison’s putrid poetry hasn’t aged well, and


Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek: Reflection Eternal

Talib Kweli belongs to an ever-growing legion of young hip-hoppers who celebrate the roots of the music while melding it with neo-soul rhythms and a


Damien Jurado: Ghost of David

This is the kind of recording that Paul Simon and Neil Young used to release. You know…the kind of songs that glow like a


The Go-Betweens: The Friends of Rachel Worth

What a difference a decade makes. Or not, as the case may be, at least when it comes to a new Go-Betweens records. Last heard


EC8OR: The One and Only High and Low

EC8OR are some angry kids, that’s for sure. What they’re angry about, though, is a little harder to figure out. Like Atari


Terri Clark: Fearless

Country sensation Terri Clark has done a lot of growing up since debuting in the genre five years ago. On her latest endeavor, Fearless, the


Sunday, September 17 2000

The Marshmallow Coast: Marshmallow Coasting

“Audience Is Listening,” the opening track of The Marshmallow Coast’s latest offering, Marshmallow Coasting, may be the most bizarre mini-intro ever committed to disc.


Thursday, September 14 2000

Wilco

's performance at Towson's Recher Theatre, not even as the band opened their set with 45 minutes of music from Mermaid Avenue, the two-volume collection of unfinished Woody Guthrie songs that Tweedy and co-collaborator Billy Bragg put to music.


Deep Dish: Renaissance Ibiza

“It’s for people who are not too happy, for people who are in touch with the evil side of themselves…so all the happy


Monday, September 11 2000

Voodoo Glow Skulls: Symbolic

You get a general inkling as to the nature of this record when the opening cut, ““We’re Back” features a rant from Guttermouth’s


    Tom Tom Club: The Good the Bad and the Funky

While Tom Tom Club began as a side project for Talking Heads’ rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, it has become the couple’s


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