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Monday, April 30 2001

Chris Clark: Clarence Park

Chris Clark, I thought I had him all sussed out. He’s signed to Warp (home of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Autechre, etc.) and


The Big Bright Lights: Take Manhattan

It took four years for Take Manhattan to be released? Why? At best it sounds like early Dinosaur Jr. meets typical college alt-rock. Oh well,


Thursday, April 26 2001

    Freddie King: The Ultimate Collection

When Freddie King died in 1976, aged only 42, the world did not mourn. A little too old to be a “Live Fast, Die Young” legend and


Blaze presents the James Toney Jnr. Project: Natural Blaze

Blaze have been around nearly 15 years. In that time they have become the leading exponents of jazzy, soulful house music, with endless remix credits and


Tuesday, April 24 2001

Manic Street Preachers: Know Your Enemy

Does the group once famously dubbed the most important British band of the ‘90s have anything left for us to listen to in this new millennium?


Modest Mouse: Sad Sappy Sucker

Taken on its own merits, Sad Sappy Sucker is pretty good, but the out-and-out strangeness of it all and the fact that it doesn’t hold together as a real album may throw off the uninitiated.


Monday, April 23 2001

    Venus Hum: self-titled

If you, like me, have synth-pop/dance records in your collections ranging from pioneers like Vince Clarke to bandwagon jumpers like Naked Eyes, Venus Hum


    Roto: The Low Power Hour

Having listened to Roto’s debut effort The Low Power Hour to the point of nausea, I am still clueless as to what these guys


    The Ökrös Ensemble: Elindultan Szép Hazámból (I Left My Sweet Homel

Straddling the Carpathian highland border between eastern Hungary and northwestern Romania, Erdély or Transylvania has long been a cultural crossroads whose discordant political history


    Mogwai: Rock Action

Rumor has it that Mogwai was going to call their new album Pardon Our Dust As We Grow To Serve You Better. This third album,


    Mark Lewis: Global Frequencies: Tokyo

Don’t let the globetrotter packaging mislead you—UK transplant and Los Angeles native Mark Lewis is not an international superstar DJ, at least not


The Incredible Moses Leroy: Electric Pocket Radio

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Girls Say Yes: To Boys Who Say No

Girls Say Yes hasn’t paid attention to anything that’s been going on in music for the past few years, although that’s not


Alejandro Escovedo: A Man Under the Influence

In all the conversations I’ve had with Alejandro Escovedo over the years, from his days in the Nuns to the True Believers and more


The Dark Fantastic: Goodbye Crooked Star

Whenever a rock band decides to incorporate the darker elements of life into their music, most of the time, the results are pretentious. Sometimes the


Bluiett/ Jackson/ El’Zabar: The Calling

A familiar opening drum pattern, over which a bubbling Hammond organ and a ripe baritone sax greet each other like old friends, brings with it


Thursday, April 19 2001

Richard Thompson

20 April 2001: Town Hall - New York.


Monday, April 16 2001

    Spacehog: The Hogyssey

The year was 1995 when Spacehog hit the world with their silver-bullet hit, “In the Meantime”. It was the era when Oasis was gonna live forever,


    Stereophonics: Just Enough Education to Perform

Stereophonics are the prototypical stadium band—big, anthemic choruses; grinding guitars; a raspy-voiced, charismatic front man, and sing-a-long songs that almost beg you to light


    Matt Pond PA: I Thought You Were Sleeping

The music of Matt Pond PA will never be accused of possessing the sunniest of dispositions. The band’s critically heralded sophomore release Measure (2000) treated


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