Monday, July 21 2014
Despite their flaws, A Fever in the Blood and Wall of Noise reveal the crucial role of the film editor.
The film's best argument for the positive effects of music is made in images of individuals' vivid, apparently immediate responses.
By keeping it simple, Bat Country has developed a simple, engaging, and surprisingly relaxing two-player competition to pass the time on a lunch break.
Having a clear destination isn't the same as being on the right path towards it.
From the minimalist indie rock of Spoon to the extravagant performance by OutKast, day one of Forecastle did not disappoint.
Exhaustive and thorough, Hisham D. Aidi's study on the Islamic influences in contemporary music is alternately informative and alienating.
The collaborators are different, but the voice is just as strong, and has only gotten better with time.
America’s hardest working funnyman returns with his 10th full-length album, First of Dismay. Repulsive, repellent, live out your fears.
Carly-Jo is a magnificent addition to New Country sounds, and represents the very best of what country-pop, country-rock or whatever you want to call it has to offer.
(Clan of) Xymox launched their career with the long out-of-print EP Subsequent Pleasures. Dark Entries reintroduces this odd yet compelling recording to those who missed out on it the first time.
With the best of intentions, British producer Daniel Boyle reunites Scratch with his vintage '70s dub equipment.
Friday, July 18 2014
Sex Tape demonstrates that it's very hard to do a funny movie about the difficulty of maintaining a successful marriage.
The absurd extremes of this story have an expansive quality that leaves acres of room to explore its moral, political, and socioeconomic possibilities. But it doesn't.
Salem is the perfect setting for the game's slightly unreal premise as even the name of the town evokes such slightly otherworldly possibilities.
There are no futuristic weapons or strange beasts in Tarzan: In the City of Gold. With Tarzan, it's just the specter of colonialism and dated views on race.
Billy Wilder spares no one—not even the viewer—in this scathing satire of American culture.
An updated, exquisite, extraordinary, genuine electronic classic.
If you love crisp, jangly, guitar rock, the Clean's Anthology is quite the collection.
Bubba Sparxxx has made plenty of good songs and a couple of great albums. Made on McCosh Mill Road, unfortunately, has very few of the former and is not the latter.
On 48:13, Kasabian largely eschew rock, pop and melody for a sound dominated by electronica and synths. With this they have lost a lot of what made them so good.