Game Theory: Lolita Nation

Game Theory: Lolita Nation

By Ed Whitelock

The most critically acclaimed masterpiece of the '80s that you’ve never heard finally sees re-release. Time having been kinder to this long lost album than the music industry, it remains fresh, exciting, and essential for any fan of good pop songwriting. 5 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

23 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Joy Zipper: American Whip

This is an album of conflicted tunes that tease the listener with pure pop melodies subverted by gallows humor.

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23 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jennifer Gentle: Valende

Jennifer Gentle is not a woman, it is a band consisting of two Italian men who clearly love confounding listener expectations. Why else would they follow-up the rock and roll rave-up of the year with a series of strange folk sketches and noise collages?"

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	Miles Davis: A Tribute to Jack Johnson

Not so revolutionary as it presumed to be in 1971, the recording presents a more conservative Miles Davis paired with John McLaughlin's blues-influenced guitar, jamming on rhythms that are mainstream now.

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	Crooked Fingers: Dignity and Shame

The fourth full-length album from Eric Bachmann and Co. is unabashedly hopeful, shaking awake the sleeping promises in human compassion.

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Vaughan and Harris insert yet another facet of reality into the fictional world of comic book superheroics, one that has gone largely overlooked: politics.

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23 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

She is very unlike the usual female protagonist: she drinks, she smokes, and she kills.

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	M. Ward: Transistor Radio

With the recent success of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and the like, Ward should be set for broader critical and commercial recognition. But he's not quite a folker.

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22 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Ursula 1000: Ursadelica

Welcome to the razzamatazz world of Ursadelica. The Willie Wonka of the big beat flexes fancy behind the decks this time out. Why he saved his best album title yet for a mix CD is the only puzzler.

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	Miss TK and the Revenge: XOXO

If they could stop trying to be Le Tigre, and wait until they have enough actual songs before releasing their next album, Miss TK and the Revenge could bring fluffy feel-good '80s pop back to the masses.

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	Nicolai Dunger: This Cloud Is Learning [reissue]

'The Swedish Van Morrison' strikes again. Kind of. Originally released in '00, this reissue is a fine introduction to yet another bearded guitar strummer with whom you might want to acquaint yourself.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

// Channel Surfing

"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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