'The Black Notebook' Shows Modianos Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

'The Black Notebook' Shows Modiano’s Undiminished Capacity to Conjure the Magic of Paris

By Hans Rollman

Someday, perhaps, a virtual reality headset will achieve something like what Patrick Modiano has done here. 21 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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Steely Dan: Classic Albums [DVD]

The famous pop perfectionism of Steely Dan, dissected at the mixing board by Becker and Fagen themselves -- maybe the best entry in this documentary series.

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13 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Autovaughn: Space

Autovaughn's Space is like modern rock radio, except indie-er.

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13 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Fiamma Fumana: Onda

Onda is listener-friendly, but it could do with some yelling louts to bring the niceness into sharper relief.

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Alice in Chains: The Essential Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains compilations are nothing new, but this one comes closest to getting it right.

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The Nice Boys: The Nice Boys

Exploding Hearts survivor Terry Six resurfaces in fabulous power pop style with the guitar chiming, glitter-beated Nice Boys.

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12 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Ratchets: Glory Bound

On their second album, the Ratchets serve up meat and potatoes punk rock with a pinch of reggae. Unsurprisingly, they sound the Clash circa 1978.

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Mark Farina: Ministry of Sound Sessions

Stay away. Seriously.

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12 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Return (2006)

Joanna's restlessness is pathological and symptomatic. "Sometimes," she says, "I think that if I keep moving forward, nothing bad will happen to me."

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Various Artists: The Source Presents Fat Tape Compilation Volume One

These thug tales provide an escape from the safety of the suburbs. Danger lurks everywhere on the songs here.

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12 Nov 2006 // 5:00 PM

Chris Thile and Hilary Hahn

Sure, trained musicians play most music from memory. But it isn’t everyday that a mandolin player busts into Bach. Especially one from Nickel Creek.

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On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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