Thursday, April 4 2002
'Crush' is surely 'quaint,' but . . . it's also sad in ways it probably doesn't mean to be.
Wednesday, April 3 2002
When I listen to Texas is the Reason’s Do You Know Who You Are?, I have the feeling I’ve been here before. The
Put in percussion, lots of imported blocks scrapingMuted bongos, plucked bass beats, empty hollow soundingTones to get your empty ribcage reverbratingHe’s singing lyrics about
You have to give Chris Isaak his due—he only does one thing but he does it very well. Always Got Tonight, his new release
Right from the first seconds of the opening title track of Hefner’s fourth album, the synthesizers say it all. Sparkling squiggles of vintage analogue
Maggie Connell’s The Luxury of Sadness is an album to behold. It is a strange little work, one that doesn’t freely lend itself
And I had such high hopes for Sub Pop. Last year was banner year for the label by any standard. In addition to excellent albums
It should almost be law that any male/female duo that forms a band must date, then break up, but keep the band together. The
Tuesday, April 2 2002
See a band credited to a deceased leader the Benny Goodman Orchestra, for instance and you think old, out-of-touch, lame, boring you get the picture.
Perhaps you would find it fascinating to consider the oft-discussed awkward sexuality of Michael Jackson at age 43 in the context of the Love Songs on
“I’m stuck in ways of sadistic joy / My talent only goes as far as to annoy.” —“Main Offender” The genres known as power-pop and
There is an unwritten rule to indie pop: it must come from a broken heart. And the Britpop band Hefner capitalizes on this, putting out
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When a band boasts not one, but two theremin players in its lineup, that’s usually not a good sign. The B.S. alarm sounds;
Elvin Bishop is one of the best, famous for pouring upbeat and happy music out of the blues. This “Best Of” in all fairness to
Monday, April 1 2002
What the hell is post-post-punk? Well, let’s work backwards: punk rock was slammin’ good times before fracturing into millions of subgenres, at which point
At the end of 2001, I took a pass on the opportunity to write a “best albums of 2001” list for any of the various publications that
The Posies are back. Or were they ever gone? Two years after announcing they would never play together again, here is proof that breaking up
The Pernice Brothers come from a different universe. They make music as if they’re from some parallel reality where three-minute songs teeming with guitars
Out of the voices and din of what sounds like some late night hipster hot spot comes the low rumble of a piano, like an