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Monday, September 24 2001

    Soulstance: Truth, Simplicity and Love

Italian cool meets Bossa Nova with a little touch of jazz-house. Cinecitta soundtracks get the Jazzanova treatment. Bebel Gilberto goes Abstract Lounge. Any of the

    Suicide Machines: Steal This Record

Am I listening to the right CD? I’ve had to check at least twice, but yep, there it is on the sleeve—this is

Matthew Ryan: Concussion

If you’ve read Rick Bragg’s memoir All Over but the Shoutin’, it’s impossible to hear a song like Matthew Ryan’s “Night

    Rambient: So Many Worlds

Rock and electronic music have a very shaky relationship. Early on in their career, the Chemical Brothers put big beat on the map and successfully

    The O’Jays: For the Love

It has been a good year for soul music. Not only have the neo/nu coterie all dropped solid releases but, for the first time

    Naked Music NYC: Reconstructed Soul

It’s not hard to spot a Naked Music head in a crowd of house aficionados—there’s something about the way they walk, the

Marathon: The Year of You

Atlanta rockers Marathon may consist of the quartet of Mike Roberts, Chuck Carrier, Tim Turnbow and Dan Morris, but with vocalist Carrier writing every song

    The Microphones: The Glow, pt. 2

That act of disrupting, of throwing off expectations, is key to the Microphones’ music. It’s even more central to the songs’ musical constructions than

Los Straitjackets: Sing Along with Los Straitjackets

Surf Wrestlers Attack AM Standards! To be truthful, it’s hard to listen to anything these days. There’s so much instability in the world

Lifestyle: Frontier

Close. Very close. The first couple songs on this EP are a lot like having that girl you had a crush on all through your

Joe Jackson: The Best of Joe Jackson: The Millennium Collection

In 1979 I was in high school and a convert to the music that was quickly becoming dubbed “new wave”. Having already cut my teeth on

The Handsome Family: Twilight

As I was thumbing through the liner notes to the Handsome Family’s new album Twilight, I came across the following two sentences. “I don’

Jim Hall: Jim Hall and Basses

A great idea this. Take Jim Hall, the quiet experimentalist of the jazz guitar, and a man with almost 50 years of thoughtful and innovative work

Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk in Hi Fi

If you understand and appreciate the importance of Coleman Hawkins to the jazz world, you probably already have this disc. The man basically invented the

Charlie Hunter: Songs from the Analog Playground

'Songs from the Analog Playground' may horrify some in the jazz world and will undoubtedly be deemed too far out for Urban radio. What greater recommendation than that do you need?"

Handsome Devil: Love and Kisses from the Underground

Perhaps it was a mere technical fault, or maybe a bad omen, but this debut album by Orange County natives Handsome Devil just would not

The Four Corners: Say You’re a Scream

You don’t need a wittily bespectacled comp. lit. grad. student or a fully qualified theorist of the postmodern condition to tell you that nostalgia’

Jay Farrar: Sebastopol

For those who were following the plot, it came as no surprise that nothing has been heard from Jay Farrar for the past three years.

The Drive-by Truckers: Southern Rock Opera

Lynyrd Skynyrd's music has long been placed in a second-class category; now, the Drive-by Truckers are reclaiming its status as art while exploring 'the duality of the South'.

John Coltrane: The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording

In 1957 John Coltrane had a spiritual awakening. In previous years, he had been a talented and risk-taking saxophonist with a stylistic debt to Dexter Gordon

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