Tuesday, September 10 2002
Out of chaos comes order. Before I pat myself on the back for coming up with such a great theory, I’ll apply it to
Ben Barnett has a few problems, and by gum, he wants to tell you all about them. “Great”, you say. “I’ve got enough problems
On November 30, 1964, nine days before John Coltrane would record A Love Supreme in the same room, late tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson brought two-thirds of Coltrane’
The opening line of this two-disc set’s liner notes sums up the band’s origins in simple recipe form: “Take one part Yes, one
“We ask that you relax and feel the rhythm at all times. Please make sure that your seat backs are in their upright and locked
Monday, September 9 2002
Simply stated, this is one band you gotta listen to, if you want an honest appraisal of life among the not-so-rich-and-famous. You know, those men
Sadly, the album goes all to hell after that. To Track Star’s credit, it tries damned hard to create a big, beautiful guitar-pop record,
The seemingly impossible keeps happening, so maybe the world is coming to an end. Let’s assess: For the first time in ages, Oasis has
Imagine NRBQ being fronted by Neil Young and you’ve got yourself a good idea of the sort of musical fun The Ray Mason Band
I remember clearly the week Bob Marley died. There were a lot of rumors going around about him—he had cancer; he was getting better;
Using the laws of thermodynamics as the underpinnings for a concept album of electronic beat music is a potentially treacherous proposition. Each of the vignettes
Hot Hot Heat hail from Victoria, British Columbia, not the first place that comes to mind when you think of hotbeds of musical activity, though
Friday, September 6 2002
Upping the antes set by previous physical comedians... the Stooges tripled the pratfalls and eliminated the plot.
If its feminism is unmistakable, Secret Ballot's stance on democracy is more complex.
Where last year's 'Amélie' was criticized for presenting an idealized France... 'Mostly Martha'> has to be one of the least German movies ever to come out of Germany.
It's like 'Office Space' in the fourth dimension.
All these horrors in one family might easily lead to questions concerning genetics and proclivity, codes of masculinity and violence.
Blood: The Last Vampire is precisely the standard to which all adult-oriented animation should rightfully aspire.
Thursday, September 5 2002
A disturbingly high proportion of 2002’s myriad downtempo, chill-out or lounge compilations have a distinct aroma of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s to them.
Pity poor Silverchair. Despite the fact that they’ve now released three albums since their debut smash, the prepubescent grunge-fest Frogstomp, the band still can’