'Amy': She Was All About the Music

'Amy': She Was All About the Music

By Cynthia Fuchs

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too. 2 Jul 2015 // 9:00 AM

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Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible—10th Anniversary Edition

It remains a galling, cankerous reminder of the painful and profound issues that the majority of pop music has always been designed to mask. If the album seems strained in places, overwrought in others and unimaginably grim throughout, it is still -- despite these flaws -- a vital and demanding work.

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19 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Paul Gilbert: Space Ship One

Guitar wunderkind Paul Gilbert delivers another fine solo effort -- backed by Linus of Hollywood and Marco Minnemann -- that marries pop with metal and rocks its melodic way into your heart.

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Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic

Everyone's favourite purveyor of blissful beats has gone ballistic, and the smoking gun suits him -- when you're armed with as much talent as Hebden, you can make your own rules.

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19 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Deep Thinkers: Necks Move

One gets deep. The other just thinks. Unequal halves. Will the disparity be reconciled?"

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	Dinosaur Jr.: You’re Living All Over Me

The best of the early Dino Jr reissues, this recording proves its relevance. Again.

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19 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

It's good to know that Alan Moore is still with us.

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Sweet teeth breed cavities. But, then, sometimes fillings can be fun.

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19 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Scrubs: The Complete First Season

Scrubs is, at its worst, a competent sitcom, and at its best, a shortlist candidate for best scripted program of the post-Seinfeld era.

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My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor’s Tale by James Atlas

Atlas is at his best in the essays where he examines larger issues that resonate in his own life.

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William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino contains Shylock's temper as reaction, looking simultaneously vile and vulnerable, hardly a simple balance.

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