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Monday, September 3 2001

    Various Artists: The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Volume 1

Public television’s Sessions at West 54th series has spent the last few years providing healthy doses of high quality, intelligent music in an intimate

Various Artists: Yoyo a Go Go 1999

For over 60 years, citizens of Olympia, Washington, have gathered at Lakefair, a city carnival that takes place during the second week in July. Since 1994, Yoyo

    Vibrolux: self-titled

I suppose if the title of this review caught your eye, then you’ve come here expecting something special. Well, I’m happy to say

3 Mustaphas 3: Play Musty for Me

The 3 Mustaphas 3 concept can be most readily comprehended by listening to “Radio Szegerely”, the first cut on Play Musty for Me. Imagine it’s the

    Space Ballerinas: If Goth Was Pink

The musical texture of that opening story-song, “Ballerina Fell…”, is supplied by keyboards and a powerful voice that is both angelic and eerie. Both that

    Erik Sanko: Past Imperfect Present Tense

From the opening moments of “While You Were Out”, Erik Sanko’s Past Imperfect Present Tense is a quiet exercise in nervous melancholy. His music

Mike Stern: Voices

I was sitting with Carl, who isn’t a music enthusiast, but who is interested in these music reviews I write, and the strange and

    Michael J. Sheehy: Ill Gotten Gains

Beautiful LosersEver tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better —Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho After a year that became, in his own

    Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista

No doubt jaws dropped as the poetess proceeded to document the retribution of a young woman who was gang raped. The poem, “The Unlocking” was

Rube Waddell: Hobo Train: Deluxe CD

Rube WaddellBound for the Gates of Hell(Vaccination)US release date: 14 November 2001 by Mark DesrosiersPopMatters Features Editor rubewaddell-hobo.jpg :. e-mail this article:. print this article:.

Bruce Robison: Country Sunshine

Back in the mid-‘90s, a friend of mine was a regular in Austin’s honky-tonks. This was when it was easy to catch Dale

Mazarin: A Tall Tale Storyline

I must say that A Tall Tale Storyline is rather a delightful pop record—as intelligent and whimsical as its title. Like its brother in

    Ming & FS: The Human Condition

Truly an album for those who appreciate eclectic sound-mashing, Ming & FS’s The Human Condition is an enjoyable romp through junkyard territory. And in

The Murder City Devils: Thelema

There’s no accounting for taste. So why do people write and read reviews? One answer may be an implicit belief in the commonality of

    MC Lyte: The Very Best of MC Lyte

Nearly a decade before Eve would become the “belle” of the Ruff Ryders, Flatbush born Lana Moorer, then still in her teens, was dropping lines

    Jeff Kelly: Indiscretion

The title song is a blazing rock anthem about feeling guilty for sexual relationships outside of marriage. Kelly expresses regret and lust at the same

Hot Little Rocket: Danish Documentary

I’m sitting here trying to decide once again what to write about an album that could easily be summed up in one or two

Wayne Hancock: A-Town Blues

Wayne Hancock walks a very fine line exceptionally well. If he were to stumble even a bit, his style of no-frills classic country and his

Margo Guryan: 25 Demos

Hindsight and nostalgia are the faulty prisms through which we see the 1960s as simpler and better times. Far from the musical worlds of the

Garmarna: Hildegard von Bingen

Garmarna may add more fuel to the ongoing dialogues about authenticity in musical presentation with their latest endeavor, Hildegard von Bingen . This album is an

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