Thursday, August 7 2014
When the first scene in a movie has someone arranging refrigerator poetry, it's already out of ideas.
Friday, October 25 2013
A.N Wilson's The Elizabethans is a very readable history, despite the author's inability to get out of his own way.
Friday, August 22 2014
With Meshes of Voice, Norwegians Jenny Hval and Susanna Wallumrød come together to craft an avant garde masterpiece.
This is a huge step forward for the band, while preserving all of the most attractive qualities of the debut.
Folk troubadour Richard Thompson commits an intimate solo studio performance of his classics to tape, highlighting both his skills as a guitarist and exceptional songwriter.
At their best, Bishop Allen develop a time and a place through memorable hooks and high craft, but they just can't sustain it for the whole album.
Riche Hawtin returns to the name that made him a godfather of minimal techno.
Soft is the opposite to what the title suggests. Instead this is an album of quick, jagged rock and roll, New York style. Take it or leave it.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Daniel Dencik's film helps you to look at the Earth, so majestic, so superb, and to want more than ever to be aware.
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.
If this doesn’t get shortlisted for the Giller Prize, well, that would be just proof that the world is an unjust place.
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
There's much to like about Roddy Frame, and much to admire about this album. Shame it lacks a killer tune.
Connections' Into Sixes is the band truly hitting its stride while also testing its limits in exciting ways.
The unlikely, improbable, unbelievable – and totally true – story of Iceland’s anarchist comedian turned politician.
They say that misery loves company, which is why blues music remains so popular.
It all comes down to the songs, and that weathered 'n' warm voice and guitar.
Throwback chameleon Paloma Faith changes skin again, appointing herself the Queen of Retro Soul Disco and infusing every track with her irrepressible melodrama and charm.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
In her final issue, writer Gail Simone provides the space for Batgirl to start over in a new world.
Woven like a colorful tapestry of many characters, all of whom share the misfortune of having lost a child, this is structured like an epic poem which, despite its short length, feels fully realized.