The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

By Ed Whitelock

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana. 27 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

16 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Bamboos: Step It Up

The Bamboos have more funk than a kangaroo's got hops. But while they're heavy on drum and bass, the band is too light on variety.

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Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit: Secret Rhythms 2

Channeling the spirits of Augustus Pablo and Can certainly isn't the worst musical concept to attempt, and Friedman and Liebezeit do a credible job of making it work.

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Television Personalities: My Dark Places

For fans of a certain kind of music, there is unlikely to be a more significant release in 2006.

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Saxon Shore: The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore

An instrumental concept album that explores the "hypothetical death" of Saxon Shore -- lively or lifeless?

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	Merle Haggard: Live From Austin TX [DVD]

Merle Haggard is still going, and it is on the strength of his timeless country songs. A select cache of numbers is showcased from this memorable '85 date for the legendary PBS program.

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15 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Dirty Pretty Things

Rising Above the Shambles: On the sorted re-emergence of an ex-Libertine.

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15 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Top Chef

Stephen insists on the importance of the wine to any meal, how it brings out the flavors of a dish when appropriately paired. He's right, but he's so prissy about it that you can't help but hate him.

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15 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Black. White.

The premise is almost fatally flawed. No matter the truism, it's impossible to experience another existence by merely 'walking in someone else's shoes'.

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The Biggest Loser: Australian Edition

The Blue Team's bullshit, taking too much screen time, reminds us that this is a ratings-first program, no matter the good it eventually does.

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Hard-Boiled Masculinities by Christopher Breu

The adoption of a hard-boiled persona by a character reflects his response to the particular capitalism of the US in the interwar period, frequently against the normative movement and in desire of a pre-industrial, agrarian society.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

// Short Ends and Leader

"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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