Monday, August 20 2001
Defining a band’s sound is a tricky, complicated area. My usual first instinct, when the subject comes up, is to dismiss the idea entirely,
When a band’s record label touts a band as “cohesive”, you can be pretty sure they’re covering something up. In the case of
In a sense, Lupine Howl are in something of a no-win situation since they have the albatross of Spiritualized around their necks.
There are plenty of artists out there with spiritual leanings, but very few willing to deal with God—with a capital ‘G’.
I wonder how many of the one million people who bought Forest Flower back in the hippy era will check this release out. Probably precious
Eternal, the most recent release by the famed Isley Brothers, is easily one of their strongest since their classic “3+3” era. Almost four decades before “Mr.
The release of His Name Is Alive’s new album was held up, according to the 4AD website, by “near legendary” problems with the cover.
If Dave Holland ever tires of being mentioned only as the young English bass-player recruited by Miles Davis in the late ‘60s, then he does
For all the bad press the rave community has gotten over the years, very few cases rival the sensational shut-down of the Buzz club in
I can’t imagine why this has taken 12 years to surface but the current fondness for Latin music won’t hurt its sales. In fact
If the music industry were like an episode of the original Star Trek, Holly Golightly would be the goateed evil doppelganger of Julee Cruise. Or,
The group that Miles Davis brought to the Fillmore Auditorium on March 6 and 7, 1970, the so-called “lost quintet”, was a loud and fierce avant-garde jazz/rock
The Damned are back. If that news excites you, then you’ll be happy to know that the regrouped punk band from days of yore
What makes Elvis Costello’s music so vital is its restlessness. For better or worse, he has continually refused to rely on formulas or reputation,
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Some interesting things about Black Cat Music: 1. They hate being compared to the Murder City Devils, and have considered making a section of their website
From the boom-clap-bash of the first track, “Satellite” to the meaningless but inoffensive snippet of the last, “Runk Pockers”, Bosco’s Action is undeniably the
After the tetchy tirades of the Auteurs, Luke Haines decided to shift focus—his Angry Young Man for the ‘90s act never quite hit the
Boy oh boy, did I expect to hate this record. The press kit alone nauseated me, with its hyperbolic invocations of “blossoming atmospherics” and “waves
One of the keys to Laurie Anderson’s material success as an artist has been the ability of her albums to stand on their own