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Thursday, June 13 2002

The Klezmatics: Jews With Horns / Possessed

 THE KLEZMATICS Jews With Horns / Possessed(Rounder)US release date: 12 February 2002 (original release: 8 April 1997) by Margaret Schwartz klezmatics-reissues.jpg :. e-mail this article:. print this

Eminem: The Eminem Show

In a nutshell, the major problem with The Eminem Show is that its content, which relies heavily on shock value, does not shock us anymore.

Cornershop: Handcream for a Generation

This album arrived with so much baggage it might as well have been Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein. Critics won’t tell you, but Tjinder

Laurie Anderson: Live in New York

On September 19 and 20, 2001, audiences at New York City’s Town Hall welcomed Laurie Anderson home. Several weeks earlier, the performance artist and her band (Skuli

Windtalkers (2002)

Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.

Sade (2000)

The Marquis de Sade, dedicated family man.

Scooby Doo (2002)

The main problem here is the script, or the lack thereof.

The Steamroller and the Violin (1960/2002)

Truly, a genius on his way to being discovered lies within this sweet film.

Black Hawk Down (2001)

An action movie dressed up like an art film, 'Black Hawk Down' is not about betrayal or anger, but heroism and patriotic fervor.

The Bourne Identity (2002)

The CIA here is an intensely low-down, sinister, and duplicitous organization.

Wednesday, June 12 2002

Marques Wyatt: For Those Who Like to Get Down

My favourite generic neologism at the moment is True School House. It is used to describe sets by DJs like LA’s Marques Wyatt, someone

Traffic: Welcome to the Canteen

By the time Traffic recorded John Barleycorn Must Die in 1970, a new phase of their career had begun. The psychedelic rock songs had been replaced

Múm: Finally We Are No One

Mainly the quartet makes the kind of music that you might expect fairies to make.

Rachelle Ferrell: Live in Montreux 91-97

Though she is largely obscure outside of jazz circles (particularly those connected to the festival circuit), Rachelle Ferrell is unquestionably one of the most dynamic

DJ Shadow: The Private Press

DJ Shadow crept into the public consciousness in 1996 with his debut album Endtroducing. By that point he had already issued a dozen or more singles,

The Cooper Temple Clause: See This Through and Leave

Glam anthems and hardcore rants. The whir of techno and the crunch of britpop. Emo-boy crying and scary stalker screeds. The Cooper Temple Clause are

Box-O-Car: In the Future . . . on Mars!

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Tampa Review: Journal of The University of Tampa

Richard Mathews, Editor The University of Tampa Vol. 22, Spring 2002; Vol. 21, Fall 200l $9.95, $15 for one year/two issue subscription The Southern Connection To many, the sunshine

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At first it seemed odd that a group like Pinback would have seven roadies setting up their equipment—not that the San Diego-based dream pop

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