Sunday, February 23 2003
Doyle Bramhall shouldn’t be confused with Doyle Bramhall II, the former lead singer of Arc Angels and successful blues solo artist. Yes, both have
After a tumultuous period in the late ‘60s, when the American record industry had to chase trends that emerged organically from artistically and politically engaged
If nothing else, you have to at least give the A*Teens credit for one smart move: if you’re going to commit commercial suicide
Thursday, February 20 2003
So, as an album, Skylarking is beautiful and whole and just shy of perfection enough that it doesn’t come off as too clean.
It’s easy to remember single pieces of Kris Kristofferson’s career: his role in the Highwaymen, his work as a grizzled character actor, “Me
Ever since Throbbing Gristle first chrome-plated their eerie, mechanical rock in the mid-‘70s, there have been countless imitators. However, at present, the electro-meets-metal guise
Gil Scott-Heron reinforces his position as Godfather of Rap on Free Will, an introspective and soulful album roughly the length of a demo tape. Police
I’m so tired of bitching about sloppy, incomplete compilations that it’s a thrill to find myself non-stop ecstatic dancing to The Very Best
Though maybe not a thousand, there are certainly a great many reasons to like Paper Moon’s debut full-length release, One Thousand Reasons To Stay . . .
If Doug Powell is the new Todd Rundgren, then The Lost Chord is his A Wizard, a True Star, the album where he takes his
Sometimes stillness and quiet can be more attention getting than noise and movement. The hush that falls over an audience just before a performance starts,
Finding a favorite CD for an emotionally extreme ADD music junky like myself is only slightly better than asking me which one of my friends
Maybe it’s part of being a woman and a girl, this admiration for love that I have. It could be the elements—the gravity
In its “50 Most Essential Punk Records”, Spin magazine praised Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! for being “laced with acrid
Acid jazz was never really a completely coherent genre. Instead it presented a grab bag of funky grooves from ‘60s and ‘70s soul jazz artists,
Ani Difranco is a sort of modern-day Holden Caulfield. That is, if the subject of Catcher in the Rye would have been a bisexual female
Eric Andersen was in the same clique as Robert Zimmerman in the early ‘60s. Performing around the Greenwich Village coffeehouses and folk “cities”, the duo
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Only Clint Eastwood could have cooked up a more dramatic climax to an innocent-man-on-death-row plot, which he did, in True Crime.
By turns daunting and absorbing, the film is about movement that seems hopeless, that takes you nowhere, that's increasingly slowed but also increasingly urgent.