Future: DS2

Future: DS2

By Brian Duricy

On his second installment of the Dirty Sprite series, Future redeems himself and creates his own minimalist paradise. 28 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein

The joke does, of course, wear thin, but Silverstein's poems are smarter and more robust to rely entirely on this gimmick.

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A Portrait of Yo Mama as a Young Man by Andrew Barlow and Kent Roberts

The problem with the decontextualization of the yo mama joke is that the fun of yo mama snaps has always been the interplay between the joker and the jokee.

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19 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Frankland: A Novel by James Whorton Jr.

One could say that John Tolley possesses a prevalent characteristic of modern times -- the preoccupation with celebrity, especially those notorious for their exploits.

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Drift: Poems by Kevin Connolly

What separates Connolly from the pack, however, is that the guy can also be very, very funny.

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	Loudon Wainwright III: Here Come the Choppers!

Look out! A dozen new songs from Loudon Wainwright III show he has not mellowed during the past four decades. If anything, he's gotten meaner.

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	Kate McDonnell: Where the Mangoes Are

The fourth album from this folkie isn't coffeehouse fodder but generally thoughtful and pleasing old-time folk, slightly revamped.

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18 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Lyrics Born: Same !@#$ Different Day

Don't let the title fool you. While the material here is largely based on tracks from LB's debut Later That Day, it isn't the same shit. This is a 70s funk party -- hip hop by way of the Dramatics -- and it rocks harder than LTD in almost every way. It truly is a different day -- and a much better day by the sound of it.

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	Goldfinger: Disconnection Notice

Try as they might, Goldfinger can't escape the shadow of their decade-old debut.

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	Blue Merle: Burning in the Sun

Blue Merle's interesting instrumentation handicaps strong songwriting on the group's debut album.

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	Gary Burton: Next Generation

Another shiny-young group of over-polished jazz technicians from the vibes-master and former Berklee Professor. It sounds great, no doubt, but it can't improve on Burton's old, similar-sounding bands.

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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