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Monday, May 21 2001

    Professional Murder Music: self-titled

Professional Murder Music is yet another band that will be competing for the top slots of metal playlists over the next year. With some support

    Barbara Manning and the Go-Luckys!: You Should Know by Now

Barbara Manning made her name in the early ‘90s as one of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, garnering praise from fellow musicians and critics

    Monkey to the Monster: 1/3 Less Fun

You may recall that not too long ago I conducted an interview with my Inner Self when I reviewed The Wes Hollywood Show’s latest

    Low / Dirty Three: In the Fishtank

“Nothing essential happens in the absence of noise”. —Jacques Attali, Noise: The Political Economy of Music Low’s Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have consistently

    Kansas: Leftoverture / Masque

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The Enemies / Pitch Black: self-titled

God, I must be getting old. Only three days past my twenty-eighth birthday, and it already feels like I’ve turned some kind of corner,

Mark Eitzel: The Invisible Man

As the lead singer/songwriter for American Music Club and a solo artist, Mark Eitzel has built a catalogue of heartbreaking songs of loneliness and

Calexico: Even My Sure Things Fall Through

Calexico is the loose collective surrounding Joey Burns and John Convertino, a duo who have enjoyed a busy career as an integral part of Giant

Attention Deficit: The Idiot King

Jazz albums are not always the easiest to describe in words. Oft times, many works in the genre are a piece unto their own that

Action Figure Party: self-titled

Milliseconds after your child treads through the wavy field of blue shag carpet and steps out the crayon-swirled door of his bedroom, GI Joe and

Acumen: Diversity

Momma Miss America! Ye gods! Zounds! And also, “What the hell is THAT?” These are just a handful of the fun phrases you’ll be

Radiohead: Pyramid Song #1 & #2

With the release of the Pyramid Song two-CD single set, Radiohead has given us their first B-sides since those coming off 1997’s OK Computer.

Monday, May 14 2001

    Weezer: Weezer (“The Green Album”)

So the other week I watched the season finale of Saturday Night Live. I’ve come to like the show again over the past few

    Tool: Lateralus

Tool are the ultimate rock band. They sound cool enough for causal fans while still remaining smart enough for critics. They mix testosterone-driven heaviness with

    Six Going on Seven: American’t (or Won’t)

I’m batting zero on this one. Right from jump, before I even knew a thing about Six Going on Seven, I’d figured on

    The Stillmen: All Hopped Up

Crazy, baby. If there is one word to define the Stillmen, it’s “crazy”. Reaching back through the decades to when rock was young and

    R.E.M.: Reveal

Musically, Reveal follows Up‘s lead but pushes even further in that direction. Guitarist Peter Buck has traded his electric in for an acoustic, and

    David Mead: Mine and Yours

The eagerly awaited sophomore effort from David Mead is out now and Mine and Yours is a quieter, more personal effort from this versatile singer/

    Syleena Johnson: Chapter 1: Love, Pain, & Forgiveness

According to Syleena Johnson, she was a mere three-year-old when her parents placed her on a nightclub stool and asked her to sing. Not some

Joe Henry: Scar

Inasmuch as the hip and influential pop elite continue to chart territories that reflect a restless adventurousness, the true musical pioneers visualize the genres, the

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