Aimee Mann: Mental Illness

Aimee Mann: Mental Illness

By Steve Horowitz

Happily, all is not melancholy here. The songs’ characters may be unloved and disturbed, but aren’t we all? 28 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

6 Dec 2006 // 3:00 AM

Old Joy (2006)

While the film appears to focus on an evolving friendship, it is, as well, a meditation on political and moral ideals, as these give way to questions and frustrations, self-reflection and, perhaps, self-understanding.

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5 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Ronee Blakley: Welcome

She may have played a bigger country star in Nashville than she ever became in the actual music industry, but Ronee Blakley’s largely forgotten

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ActionReaction: 3 Is the Magic Number

Emocore has lost another soul to the allure of indie rock.  Jason Gleason, ex-frontman for Further Seems Forever, has joined forces with old friends,

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Pattern Is Movement: Canonic

Tiny Telephone engineer Scott Solter re-interprets the fractious avant pop of Pattern Is Movement

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The Blow: Paper Television

The Blow dumb down, reach out, and rise up with their strongest effort yet.

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5 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Rez Abbasi: Bazaar

As in any bazaar there's a wide selection of things being offered.

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Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards

If you hear the phrases, 'The female praying mantis devours the male while they are mating. The male sometimes continues copulating even after the female has bitten off his head, and part of his upper torso,' you are listening to a Bastard.

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New Avengers/X-Men: Time Trouble

Even at their best, superteam books have a hilarious tendency to expose every stumbling, stupid absurdity inherent to the superhero genre.

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5 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen

He views these subjects (his family) from a distance, and this enables him to study them, as they are, in their complicated, ugly glory.

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Omar: Sing (If You Want It)

Look out, World. The Godfather of British Soul is back and he's funkier than ever.

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//Mixed media
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'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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