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Monday, February 4 2002

Various Artists: From Hell to Breakfast: A Taste of Sugar Hill’s Texas Singer-Songwriters

Texas claims to be the best at a lot of things, and quite frankly, it annoys nearly every other state in the Union. One thing


Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise: New Ground

Robert Bradley is going to keep writing songs and playing them whether you buy this CD or not. I know this because that is what


ballboy: Club Anthems

Even in their self-pitying mire of daily life, the Scots have given us Yanks a lot to enjoy. We owe them for Belle & Sebastian,


David Benoit: Fuzzy Logic

The picture of David Benoit that stares out from the inner sleeve has a slightly sinister aspect to it. Benoit looks rather like one of


All Girl Summer Fun Band: self-titled

All Girl Summer Fun Band is too cute for its own good with its bright, girly vocals and giddy retro-pop, but you’ll love the


Thursday, January 31 2002

Slackers (2002)

Some movies just don't need to be made. And some movies work extra hard to educe comments just like that one, making the extra effort to gross you out, to annoy, alarm, or titillate you.


Birthday Girl (2002)

. . . a mildly enjoyable film, offering some giggles and even a few shocking revelations.


Monday, January 28 2002

The Charlatans UK + Starsailor

Starsailor S E T    L I S T StarsailorAlcoholicPoor Misguided FoolShe Just WeptFeverLullabyLove is HereTie Up My HandsGood Souls Charlatans + StarsailorIt’s All


Various Artists: Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi Compiled by Thievery Corporation

The American Bossa craze started in 1962, prior to the arrival of the Beatles in the US and the eternal transformation of pop music that resulted.


Various Artists: Hit Me With Your 80’s Box

The 1980s have been compared to the Eisenhower years, with the ‘90s roughly equating to the incredible period of wealth building that followed the end


Jaguar Wright: Denials, Delusions, and Decisions

Yeah I’m black and I wear braids sometimes. I’m more neo-soul than Blu Cantrell or Faith Evans or Usher! Those motherfuckers sing R


The Sunshine Fix: Age of the Sun

I don’t want to get into a whole discussion about the brilliance of Olivia Tremor Control here, for two reasons: first, because you’re


Dawn Robinson: Dawn

The real question is why should this gifted singer care enough about envious haters to sing a song about them, and then make that song


Vikter Duplaix: DJ Kicks

It may not quite grab the headlines in the way it once did in the Gamble-Huff heydays, but there is no denying that Philadelphia is


Cracker: Forever

Cracker front man David Lowery says that Cracker seeks to be egalitarian in their approach to creating fresh, independent rock music, and that approach extends


Citizen Cope: self-titled

Most discriminating music fans (read: music snobs) can pinpoint almost instantly what it is about those artists they don’t like (read: that which sucks,


Thursday, January 24 2002

A Walk to Remember (2002)

PULL.


Metropolis (2001) - PopMatters Film Review )

It's not so often that you see an anime as deliberately unsexy as Rintaro's 'Metropolis'.


The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

As John (Richard Gere) begins to question his own journalistic rigor and even his sanity, a number of inconsistencies in the stories of the mothman crop up.


The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

It's exceedingly good to see Luis Guzmán looking so vibrantly out of place in Kevin Reynolds' 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.


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