The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

1 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Scott Pilgrim, Vols. 1-3

Scott Pilgrim is one of the most enjoyable comics out there today, blending western and eastern artistic influences, as well as infusing its plot with various video game, comic book, movie and other pop culture influences.

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The Sleepy Jackson: Personality

The Sleepy Jackson have produced another album chock full of sparkling moments. Personality is a thing to be gradually discovered and eventually treasured.

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Powerman 5000: Destroy What You Enjoy

Destroy What You Enjoy is so obviously directed toward the maintenance of a predefined image as to be a finger in the throat of all but the Hot Topic suburban drones that still find something appealing about this silly little band.

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1 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Edip Akbayram: Edip Akbayram

In Edip Akbayram's mouth, the dreamy, hopeful sunshine of hippie psychedelica has merged with a dramatic lament.

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Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things

Manhattan Transfer vocalist's Latin gambit is risky and rewarding.

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1 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

McFly: Just My Luck

English boy group McFly deliver an album of fun, bouncy guitar pop that's something of an unabashed guilty pleasure.

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1 Aug 2006 // 3:00 PM

Tom Waits

We're all as mad as hatters here...

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1 Aug 2006 // 3:00 PM

Billy Idol

There's still something to be said for the juvenile glee of screaming 'Hey! Get laid!' along with 1,200 strangers.

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Basement Boys: The Basement Boys Presents Mudfoot Jones

The music of the mythical Mudfoot Jones swings, boogies, rocks, and sways like a congregation ought to when it’s calling up the Spirit. 

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Various Artists: This Is Crucial Reggae: Funk Party

Listening to these reggae artists covering American soul hits gives you insight into the evolution of Jamaican music. After all, many reggae pioneers were raised

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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