Sunday, January 26 2003
Critics and codgers continue to debate the merits of revisionist jazz historicism, a near-endless cycle that only exacerbates the valuation of classic reissues over original
If you’re at all familiar with The Sadies’ excellent 2002 album Stories Often Told, and then give Calexico’s latest CD a spin, you can’
Thursday, January 23 2003
When most people think of Hungarian music, they think of candle-lit cafés, chicken paprikas and cabbage rolls, pálinka (fruit brandy usually of plums)
Why don’t more people remember Bill Withers? Here’s a guy who had one of the most distinctive voices of the ‘70s and, with “
For some reason, I always hold a special place in my heart for those artists whom I discovered entirely by chance. These are usually CD’
Although Shania Twain came out of country music, her last two records have had plenty of pop (and little banjo and pedal steel) and the
Springing from the tail end of the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco during the late ‘60s, Santana has invented itself several times over and
This is a specially interesting CD as well as recommendably of the highest musical quality. Peter Silvester’s A Left Hand like God is in
Herbie Hancock has always been looking at the future. Like his former employer, Miles Davis, Hancock is always looking for ways to add the latest
When The Wu-Tang Clan released their now infamous debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993, it’s hard to believe they could have foreseen the extent
El-P’s Definitive Jux label has made some serious headway over the past year, gaining enough momentum to inflate it from fledgling dream to full-blown
It’s hard to believe that guitar whiz Derek Trucks is a mere 23 years old. After all, he and his band have four albums under
Put on a Richard Ashcroft record, and suddenly, everything changes. The room you’re sitting in will be gilded in a dusky glow, no matter
Explores separate and collective struggles to survive, the prisoners' strengths and weaknesses.
Justine contends with lascivious lesbians, foppish fags, and bombastic bullies at every turn.
Focuses on the disintegration of a friendship between two Italian youths who fall victim to the state's juvenile detention system.
Even though Sam Phillips recorded many black artists, there are hardly any, aside from Thomas, to be found in the film.
Sets a new bar for lack of logic.
A longtime director of commercials, Meirelles is a consummate showman. Therein lies the problem.
His redemption, Barris abruptly realizes, can come only in detailed recollection, specifically, in his decision to confess his many sins.