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Monday, February 19 2001

The Rosenbergs: Mission: You

With their history, it would be easy to approach the new release from New York’s The Rosenbergs with much the same the same trepidation


Henry Rollins: A Rollins in the Wry

Henry Rollins took an odd, some might even say misguided, turn with the Rollins Band last year, dismissing the tight, jazz-influenced players and replacing them


    Kleenex/Liliput: The Complete Recordings

Music history is filled with more unique and talented musicians that you’ve never heard of than you can imagine. And, considering the profit-driven mentality


Annie Hayden: The Rub

Annie Hayden used to be in a band called Spent. They made quiet, jangly indie-pop for Merge Records from 1995 through 1997 then broke up in 1998 in


Fatal Flying Guilloteens: The Now Hustle For New Diaboliks

I think I’d better start this with a warning: Houston’s Fatal Flying Guilloteens are a dangerous band. The legends that’ve sprouted around


Boy George: Essential Mix

Here comes another celebrity from years past reincarnated as a DJ. I’m personally waiting for our dear ex-president to resurface as the acid jazz-spinning


Thursday, February 15 2001

Mojave 3 / Sid Hillman Quartet

Mojave 3 have evolved considerably since their previous incarnation as Slowdive, the shoe- and navel-gazing darlings of the pre-Britpop early 1990s.


Monday, February 12 2001

    Various Artists: Café Del Mar Volume Siete

It’s ironic that the club that has most come to symbolize Ibiza, Europe’s summertime hotbed of drug-and-techno-fueled, dance-all-night bacchanals, is the supremely mellow


    Jim White: No Such Place

Boy, I love creepy music. Not the silly teenage pentagram tattooed faux gibberish of legions of metal bands and mall Goths, but rather that sort


    The Tories: Upside of Down

You may have heard the music of the Tories without having heard OF them. Anyone vaguely familiar with the Christina (Married With Children) Applegate TV


    Twin Princess: The Complete Recordings

The two members of Twin Princess perceive their musical project as an art experiment, not a band. In backing this rather pretentious claim, the Seattle-based


    Michael Rose: Never Give It Up

Both the most and the least I can say about this album is: Michael Rose, the former lead singer of Black Uhuru, has released a


    Prefab Sprout: The Collection

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    Stephen Malkmus: self-titled

Stephen Malkmus didn’t just lose a band when he split from Pavement last year. He shucked an albatross from ‘round his neck. Thank God


    Thelonious Monk: Monk in Tokyo

After signing his first major label contract with Columbia in 1962, Monk’s ominous, periodically dissonant piano stylings were reaching a wider audience—culminating with a


    Luna: Live

Live albums can put you “in the moment” of a stunning performance, or they can be astoundingly redundant, unnecessary recreations of superior studio recordings. Luna’


    Maria Kalaniemi & Aldargaz: Ahma

An emergent Finnish free-reed master, Maria Kalaniemi took up the five-row button accordion in 1972 at the age of eight, dedicating herself to classical studies for


    Japancakes: The Sleepy Strange

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m skeptical of any band that doesn’t practice and that plays a D-chord for 45 minutes


    Jaheim: Ghetto Love

There was such a buzz around this album that the amount of bootlegs circulating caused release dates in the US and Europe to be changed.


Dear Nora: We’ll Have a Time

As far as I’m concerned, there’s always room in this world for another band whose main concern is producing the catchiest melodies and


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