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Monday, August 5 2002

Truth Hurts: Truthfully Speaking

Truthfully Speaking is appropriate listening for a energetic Saturday afternoon, it’s fit for a spin in the car stereo and ripe for contemporary feminist


Silverman: Speed of Life Part 2

If you dig sexy, last tango, electro-pop, this is right up your rainy, misty, cobbled alley. Silverman are an English duo, Anna Dennis and Martin


Spoon: Kill the Moonlight

Spoon’s sordid history has by now wormed its way into the public domain of indie rock as yet another epic struggle between fiery D


The Eyesores: Bent at the Waist

Oh, it’s always interesting to watch the music critics try to sit down and describe an album that seems to defy everything they’ve


DJ Spooky: Optometry

Spooky calls Optometry “jazz for the genre splice generation”.


Atom and His Package: Hamburgers

Is there really anyone out there who can’t spare some love for Atom and his Package? I mean, really, has a more endearing character


Thursday, August 1 2002

Various Artists: Lynne Me Your Ears

From the annals of the under appreciated, I give you Jeff Lynne, a man with talent and history enough for a whole league of musicians,


Pixies: self-titled

They say that irony is sweet, but I prefer to think of it as painful. So often things that you wish would happen only come


Los Lobos: Good Morning Aztlán

It’s so easy to take Los Lobos for granted. Some of their records have been better than others, but they’ve never made a


Jazzanova: In Between

If any one collective typifies both the essence and inexorable rise of the European nu-jazz sound it is Berlin’s Jazzanova. The surprisingly large sales


Elvis Costello: When I Was Cruel

It’s not the old “loud” Elvis for sure, but the rhythmic and lyrical twists of this year’s model still make for one very good CD that reveals more with each repeated listen.


30 Seconds to Fame

PULL


She Spies

NBC’s new series She Spies immediately begs two questions. First, what is this tough girl T&A fantasy doing popping up mid-season and


Big Brother 3

[There's] little for the inhabitants to do, other than chill in the hot tub, smoke too much, and plot, scheme, and worry themselves to the point of paranoia.


Signs (2002)

PULL.


Resident Evil (2002)

Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.


Me Without You (2001)

Me Without You is a disquieting and stunningly accurate depiction of female friendship.


Full Frontal (2002)

This self-satisfaction makes Full Frontal's gears grind.


Elling (2001)

Elling doesn't pretend to be more than it is, permitting no great epiphanies and no big-hug endings.


Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.


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