Shake It Up: All the Music Thats Fit to Freak Out About

‘Shake It Up’: All the Music That’s Fit to Freak Out About

By Chris Barsanti

The Library of America’s rollicking greatest-hits volume of music criticism is an awesomely unwieldy pile of opinion that celebrates not just music, but the very act of appreciating and understanding it. 22 May 2017 // 9:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
The Science of Sleep (La Science des rêves) (2006)

Written and directed by the ever inventive Michel Gondry, The Science of Sleep is a gorgeous, weird, mesmeric movie, with adorable animated reveries to represent Stéphane's subjective state.

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29 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Renaissance (2006)

Illusion is frequently the threat in noir (the dark alley hides a killer, the femme is fatale), but the SF angle in Renaissance tweaks the possibilities.

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29 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters is a confusing jumble of storylines involving the Walker family, most of them unoriginal.

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Dirt Road Logic: Great Lake Heart Ache

Coming down the same road as previous alt. country bands like The Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s, Dirt Road Logic are intent on keep the

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29 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Jet Lis Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (2006)

Twenty-five years after his first martial arts movie appearance, Jet Li is retiring from the genre he helped to popularize in the West, with a film that looks both forward and back.

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29 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Guardian (2006)

Early snickers greeting The Guardian's trailers took an easy target. Kevin Costner in water: dude, it couldn't be good.

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School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.

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Ezekiel Honig: Scattered Practices

Danger: can cause drowsiness; do not operate motor vehicles or fast-spinning, sharp-toothed chainsaw while under the influence of this record.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chancellorpink: Chancellorpink

Just because it's possible to record and produce a CD alone doesn't mean you couldn't use a helping hand.

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My Freshman Year by Rebekah Nathan

It's a shame that this book is so disappointing, because Nathan/Small is right about its need.

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//Mixed media
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Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finalé With “There's Something About Mary”

// Channel Surfing

"A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

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