Black Grape: Pop Voodoo

Black Grape: Pop Voodoo

By John Garratt

They're straight, they're stupid, and they're back. 26 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

11 Jan 2007 // 9:02 PM

The Dirtball: Raptillion

Those looking for a groundbreaking album should look elsewhere, but anyone who wants tight flows, solid production, and catchy hooks need look no farther than Raptillion.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:01 PM

Takota: The Ivory Tower

Just admit it, kids, emo is the new hair metal.

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The Bee Gees: The Studio Albums 1967-1968

Ten years before Saturday Night Fever, as a fledging combo on the rise, the Bee Gees made three album's worth of masterful pop rock and psych.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts a

"The race beat," once it was finally covered by the American press, was not some kind of intellectual parsing of a larger issue. The coverage itself was essential to solving the issue.

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Matthew Ryan: From a Late Night High Rise

A very personal album from a great singer-songwriter yields surprisingly placid results.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield

Rolling Stone columnist explores the death of his wife and the life of pop music with pathos, humor books.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Live at the Fillmore East

What does this concert sound like? It sounds like what it is: a remarkable document of one of the better bands of its time, performing live with palpable purpose and passion, achieving something pretty close to perfect.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Totimoshi: Ladrón

First-rate rustic stoner metal from a reliable, yet criminally overlooked band.

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11 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Joony Tuff #1

While not exactly original or brilliant, Joony Tuff's story has enough funny moments that a generous reader can get past the sloppiness in presentation to at least chuckle a few times.

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Metallica: Metallica - The Videos 1989-2004

Is Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 worth a solid viewing? The answer, happily, is a resounding yes.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

// Moving Pixels

"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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