Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

By Dave Heaton

A sumptuous dive into classic country that's also an exploration of identity, growing and exploring the idea of self within the sentimentalized past and our social-media-driven present. 30 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

6 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Cherry Valence: TCV3

On Album Number Three, the Cherry Valence blur the line between being in a groove and being in a rut.

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6 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bango: Bango

Bango is allegedly a much-sought-after rarity on the psych collector's market; presumably Brazilian psych-rock records didn't have as wide a distribution as, say, the Quicksilver Messenger Service.

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	Black Dice: Broken Ear Record

S&M, sex with robots, and something else about the efficacy of sound.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

BEWARE: This review exhibits no Pavement-related nostalgia. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, are ya?

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Twins

The disturbing thing about these reversals of 'smart' and 'dumb' is the anti-intellectualism they represent.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Three Wishes

God and Amy Grant, in all their just bounty, have the right to say no to your wishes. Before then, at least you can audition your agony in front of the American public.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Night Stalker

The remake of the Darren McGavin vehicle derives from the adventures of Mulder and Scully, down to the male/female tag team of investigators and a secret conspiracy involving mysterious deaths, unexplained body markings, and brooding supernatural forces..

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The Flavor of our Faith: Reflections on Hispanic Life and Christian Faith by Karen Valentin with Rev

The Hispanic/Anglo issues addressed by Valentin contain universal cultural themes.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Why?: Elephant Eyelash

With so many references to semen, suicide, and jerking off, how could this be anything but one of the best records of the year?"

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Marty Robbins: The Essential Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins should be in the all-time top echelon of country artists even if we’re just only talking about “El Paso,” one of the 10 greatest songs of all time.

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//Mixed media
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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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