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Saturday, December 31 1994

Emperor Sly: Sparking Up

In addition to their collective duty as Emperor Sly, Rod Lambert, Stu Lambert, and Sarah Davis oversee the workings of Zip Dog Records, one the

Eve 6: Horrorscope

Alternative rockers Eve 6 have made their fans wait two years for their latest project Horrorscope, but the delay has been well worth it, proving that

Euphone: Hashin’ It Out

Frankly I do not get this music. I have been paining myself over this damn CD for weeks now and I do not understand what

Matt Easton: Love Ambition Demo

Hello music scholars. Remember the ‘90s group Jenny Thing? I don’t, but apparently that’s where Matt Easton cut his chops across three albums.

The Embarrassment: Blister Pop

Blister Pop opens with an edited assembly of The Embarrassment trying to characterize themselves for local radio programs. They bounce back and forth between categorizations—

Embellish: Wake Me Up!

There is little to Embellish that brings to mind kind words. I strained, but failed. This is quite possibly the least appealing record of 2000 I’

Elements of Life, Molecular Dreams

This is a complicated record. The first few times that I listened to Elements of Life’s Molecular Dreams I drifted off into a peaceful

Eastsidaz: Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

There may be times on those sticky, summer Saturdays when you stop by your local record store looking for an album with no intellectual depth

Elan: All Roads

Our play opens on an everyday street of an everyday neighborhood. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and everybody’s happy. Two kids

Everclear: Songs From An American Movie-Vol. One: Learning How To Smile

Concept albums are precarious undertakings. The Beatles didn’t attempt Sgt. Peppers until they had been through a number of changes collectively as well as

King Ernest: Blues Got Soul

Just when I thought there would never, never be a record like this ever again, here is King Ernest Baker. But they won’t ever

The Exies: The Exies

Stone Temple Pilots? That works. OK…if you like STP, this is for you.

Electrasy: In Here We Fall

After hearing “Morning Afterglow”, the somewhat gloomy/somewhat hopeful single from In Here We Fall, I thought Electrasy was another one of those moody, modern

The Echo Orbiter: Laughing All the While

I have decided to make up a rule for certain bands that try their best to emulate the Beatles and the Beach Boys. The rule

Eve, Eve: Ruff Ryders’ First Lady

Eve Jeffers knows who she is and where she’s going. She’s also clear about where she’s from, as she announces in “Philly,”

Electric Light Orchestra: Secret Messages

I must confess that the release of Secret Messages in 1983 was the first new ELO album I declined to purchase since I became enamored of

Elliott: False Cathedrals

Maybe it’s the nature of traumatic events to infiltrate everything else in your personal view, I really don’t know; I guess that’s

Earlimart: Filthy Doorways

Earlimart is a band that can’t decide what it wants to be. Let’s “break down”, or, as we “learned intellectuals” here at PopMatters

Ensemble Galilei: Come, Gentle Night: Music of Shakespeare’s World

With this recording, the six-woman Ensemble Galilei had their work cut out for them. While many artists and compositions have been associated with Shakespeare’s

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