A Cosmic Crescendo

A Cosmic Crescendo

By Jack Fisher

An epic crossover involving cosmic power ends in a way that's satisfying without the specter of tragedy. 28 Apr 2015 // 7:05 AM

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31 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blue Chips (1994)

With the occasional exception of Shaquille O'Neal, the players here act like athletes, which is to say, badly.

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band: Horses in the Sky

GY!BE frontman Efrim returns with his band of never-merry minstrels for a fourth outbreak of desperately angry choral-folk-protest-postpunk heartbreak. More plaintively than ever, they cut like a life.

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	Various Artists: Soundz of Spirit [DVD]

Soundz of Spirit is a documentary (and accompanying CD soundtrack) that explores the 'creative process' and 'spirituality' in hip-hop. First-time filmmaker Joslyn Rose Lyons pieces together dope beats, ill rhymes, sick moves, and some deep thoughts. However, is the God in one enough to move the God in another?"

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30 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Paris Combo: Motifs

Its fourth album finds the multiracial French quintet bursting with confidence, catchy melodies, taut arrangements, and unmitigated fun.

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	Monade: A Few Steps More

Stereolab cofounder releases a dreamy lounge escape that is engaging despite its laid back cool and will take you in as far as you wish to go.

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	Fembots: Small Town Murder Scene

A surprising (and mildly eclectic) musical journey; sometimes lonely, other times just noisy...

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30 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Evens: The Evens

Fugazi's Ian MacKaye gives his much-abused vocal chords a rest on the first release from his new folk-rock project with the Warmer's Amy Farina.

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	The Dissociatives: self-titled

Advanced genre math: Dance + Grunge = Pop. The Dissociatives are sweet enough to give you cavities.

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	Cast Iron Filter: Falls of Rough

This ambitious Americana concept album -- call it a musical 'Winesburg, Ohio' -- is sunk by too-slick production.

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30 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Wario Ware Touched!

Wario Ware Touched! remains something of a demonstration of the unique properties of the DS.

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