'Amy': She Was All About the Music

'Amy': She Was All About the Music

By Cynthia Fuchs

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too. 2 Jul 2015 // 9:00 AM

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	Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill Acoustic

Gone are the redeeming qualities that made Jagged Little Pill a definitive album. In their stead is a collection of songs rehashed and dandified by an artist content to drag her legacy through the mud.

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29 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Darkane: Layers of Lies

A rare feat, a classy Swedish metal album that appeals to metalcore fans, without dumbing down the sound.

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	The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: Live at MCG

While not constantly bushing the boundaries of innovation, this band succeeds on the sheer talent of its players.

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	Terry Allen: The Silent Majority (Terry Allen’s Greatest Missed Hits)

Yesterday's leftovers make tasty main dishes. This reissue of Lubbock, Texas native Terry Allen's early oddities and one-offs serves as a good combination plate from an artist who knows that being weird is just one way of being in the world.

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29 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

If there was poetic justice, this show would have been filled. Hell, this is THE BEACH, yet the amphitheatre was only 1/3 full. It's a blasted shame...

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Futurama Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection

It is a short but powerful argument in favor of Matt Groening's dream project.

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Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition (1995)

It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.

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28 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

Gorgeously textured and musically ambitious, this album is a testament to West's top-of-the-game production skills, but as an MC he's still got a few lessons to learn.

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	Tierney Sutton: I’m With the Band

Bringing hyper-technique into the scat-o-sphere, the jazz vocalist releases a partly-live set that dazzles -- maybe too much.

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	Motion Pictures: Motion Pictures

Bring summer to a bittersweet close with this darkly beautiful album from the Isle of Wight.

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