Monday, April 1 2002
In recent years, it appears that record companies have done everything and anything possible to ensure longstanding artists or those on the wane continue to
Babe, I dig your sound! No really, I’m not just saying that. It’s so—how should I put this—original! What do you
Friday, March 29 2002
Reverend Horton Heat Nashville Pussy As I arrive at the Irving Plaza just a few minutes before Nashville Pussy are to begin their show, I
S E T L I S T 51 PhantomSugartownLord Have MercyFreedom HighwayShake Em On DownThe Thrill Is GoneUp Over YonderSnakes in My BushesDrinking Muddy
OK, imagine this. You’re standing in the beautiful Aragon Ballroom in Chicago watching the latest hyped multimedia event. You’d right click on the
Driving, driving, driving. Listening to music and driving. Driving, driving, missing the exit off I-495 and driving. You’d think there’d be more signage
Brown Sugar & the Emperor of Wyoming Songbirds of the rock era have never had it easy in the pop arena. Some, like Joni Mitchell,
Thursday, March 28 2002
You can’t avoid it. I’ve tried to listen to this as a standard album and to judge it accordingly. It can’t be
There’s something to be said for perseverance. For the better part of the last 10 years, John Darnielle, AKA The Mountain Goats (yes, we know,
Become You is among the best they’ve ever done, and if this album doesn’t charm you, nothing will.
He may have been a member of Squeeze during their glory days, but to most people nowadays, Jools Holland is best known as the affable
Souljacker is as strong as any of Eels previous albums, but even crawling through the muck there is a lot more joy and life here than heard before.
When fans and rock writers look at the career of Comet Gain, a bratty quasi-punk outfit born and bred on the streets of London, there
Pop the new Chemical Brothers album, Come With Us into your CD player, and let the genie out of the bottle. A flurry of soundtrack
The conflicts are familiar, but 'The Rookie' presents them admirably and resolves them without sap overload.
In lieu of plot or character, 'Panic Room' offers the house.
For a movie about messing with time, it is quite linear and conservative.
Bush is many things to many people: a tyrant, a savior, a great guy, a shyster, a man of the people, and a moneyed elitist.
Wednesday, March 27 2002
I used to have the Airplane! soundtrack. It was, quite literally, the soundtrack to the film: music plus lines and sound effects, everything. Putting it
Remember that old diesel-powered country classic, “Six Days on the Road”? Things certainly are accelerating and vistas expanding if 26 Days on the Road is any