Monday, February 12 2001
The two members of Twin Princess perceive their musical project as an art experiment, not a band. In backing this rather pretentious claim, the Seattle-based
Both the most and the least I can say about this album is: Michael Rose, the former lead singer of Black Uhuru, has released a
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Stephen Malkmus didn’t just lose a band when he split from Pavement last year. He shucked an albatross from ‘round his neck. Thank God
After signing his first major label contract with Columbia in 1962, Monk’s ominous, periodically dissonant piano stylings were reaching a wider audience—culminating with a
Live albums can put you “in the moment” of a stunning performance, or they can be astoundingly redundant, unnecessary recreations of superior studio recordings. Luna’
An emergent Finnish free-reed master, Maria Kalaniemi took up the five-row button accordion in 1972 at the age of eight, dedicating herself to classical studies for
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m skeptical of any band that doesn’t practice and that plays a D-chord for 45 minutes
There was such a buzz around this album that the amount of bootlegs circulating caused release dates in the US and Europe to be changed.
As far as I’m concerned, there’s always room in this world for another band whose main concern is producing the catchiest melodies and
The booklet for Temporary Shelter contains a family portrait, presumably of an infant Johnny Dowd with his parents. The parents’ faces are stern, unsmiling, proud.
At a time when the Buena Vista Social Club have drawn global attention to the musical melange that is Cuba—African and Spanish colours splashed
For more than a decade, singer / songwriter Jonatha Brooke has been standing her ground on the music scene, and she is sure to keep her
Monday, February 5 2001
Mellow, subdued, quiet, melancholy, slow-paced, somber. These are all words I would use to describe tranquil British band Tram’s second album Frequently Asked Questions.
Holy shit. This has got to be one of the best rock and roll albums I’ve ever heard in my entire life by anyone,
Robert Scott has been an integral part of the New Zealand pop/rock scene, the Flying Nun crowd. With The Clean, Bats, Electric Blood, Magick
It is a consequence of the new that it makes the old look its age. But what to make of an album that isn’t
The 1998 John Shea film Southie, about a “South Boston Irish bad boy” who gets caught between two warring Irish Mafia clans, bore the tagline “The
For their seventh full-length album, the Boredoms have taken their manic, high-speed, cut-up form of punk rock and smoothed it out, taking that same energy
Sometimes I get sick of rock bands that methodically plan everything out. Every little snippet of sound, every bass drum whack, every guitar note is