Wire: Silver/Lead

Wire: Silver/Lead

By John Bergstrom

On their 16th album, Wire sound more like themselves than ever, yet refuse to become complacent. 29 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
The Awkward Stage: Heaven Is for Easy Girls

With smart lyrics, thoughtful arrangements, lots of hooks, and an early autumn mood, Heaven Is for Easy Girls is a sure winner for lovers of indie pop everywhere.

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29 Nov 2006 // 1:00 AM

FM3 and Dou Wei: Hou Guan Yin

Could we really have been expecting them to top the Buddha Machine?

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28 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Donna the Buffalo

Donna the Buffalo's Tara Nevins is a soulful singer-songwriter, one that could stand alongside better-known talents like Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and the Dixie Chicks any day.

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28 Nov 2006 // 11:00 PM

Astronomy Class: Exit Strategy

You need more than just dub to differentiate yourself from the host of Australian hip hoppers making CDs in their b-e-drooms.

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Jeff Beck: Truth and Beck-Ola

The liner notes to these reissues find Beck to be proud, combative, honest, and reflective -- pretty much a parallel to the often fierce music on these seminal albums.

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28 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Softcomplex: Barcelona

An all too lightweight release from a so-called supergroup.

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28 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon requires commitment.

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28 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Fountain

The Fountain worries too much about crafting its symbols... to have time for Tom and Izzi's lives.

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Copping Free by Matthew Carnahan

Quinn is just too perfect to be a true noir hero.

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David Krakauer and Socalled with Klezmer Madness: Bubbemeises

Klezmer meets hip-hop with hopes of having latkes of fun.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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