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Friday, March 8 2002

Swearing At Motorists

Swearing at Motorists: How to Make Use of the Word “Fuck” Leave it to the guys at Secretly Canadian (label to revered Songs: Ohia) to


Thursday, March 7 2002

Dressy Bessy

S E T    L I S T That’s WhyHangout WonderfulSuper EverythingLive to Tell AllIf You Should Try to Kiss HerJust Being MeBig


The Time Machine (2002)

[In 'The Time Machine',] Alexander decides to go look for an answer, but going into the future (why, we'll never know).


All About the Benjamins (2002)

'All About the Benjamins'... relies heavily on the considerable chemistry between Epps and Cube: sometimes it's just fun to watch them entertain one another, which they clearly do.


Monday, March 4 2002

Various Artists: NRK Singles Collection Vol. 4

If you have yet to discover the predominantly instrumental, vaguely techno, but still pretty jazz and soul-tinged house that NRK have been exploring recently, then


Various Artists: Evangeline Made

Cajun culture has proven remarkably resilient to direct attack as well as resistant to attempts to absorb it into American culture. From 1765 to 1785, over 3,000 Acadians


Park Avenue Music: To Take with You

In a recent fit of nostalgia laced with masochism, I decided to listen again to Portishead’s Dummy and Julee Cruise’s Floating into the


Local H: Here Comes the Zoo

Man, Local H comes so close sometimes. Just think of some their best songs: “Bound for the Floor”, “Back in the Day”, “Fritz’s Corner”, “


Brandy: Full Moon

When little Miss Brandy Norwood arrived in the R&B world in 1994, she had a little tomboy in her. With a bright smile and


Thursday, February 28 2002

We Were Soldiers (2002)

'We Were Soldiers' is, above all, an earnest film, working overtime not to be a standard U.S. war movie where the good (white) boys fight against diabolical 'others'.


Trouble Every Day (2001)

PULL.


40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

'40 Days and 40 Nights' is a love story, yes, about a boy and his penis.


Wednesday, February 27 2002

Various Artists: Freakbitchlickfly

The sacred cows of Warp, Aphex Twin and Autechre each released records in the past year that were mediocre and incredibly abstract, respectively. Not to


Monday, February 25 2002

Tom Russell

S E T    L I S T Snowing on RatonAngel of LyonMan From God Knows WhereSitting BullWhere the Dream BeginsThe Next Thing SmokingDown


Rockfour: Another Beginning

Rockfour’s global debut Another Beginning doesn’t exactly break new ground, nor does it employ previously untapped musical resources to make its point. On


Phantom Planet: The Guest

In 2001 it was an East Coast thing, as many swore by The Strokes' brand of updated Velvet Underground garage rock. In 2002 it may just be a West Coast thing, as we get the sophomore effort from Phantom Planet. The resemblances are uncanny.


Kylie Minogue: Fever

For many US listeners, Kylie Minogue is probably nothing but a faded memory of teen pop from the ‘80s. Another person to have covered “The


Charlie Musselwhite: One Night in America

One Night in America is Charles Musselwhite’s most interesting experiment to date. On this record, Musselwhite says he wanted to explain that blues is


Stanton Moore: Flyin’ the Koop

New Orleans native Stanton Moore has built his career as the founding drummer for popular party band Galactic. While the band is known for their


Lisa Loeb: Cake and Pie

Lisa Loeb was the only unsigned recording artist in history to score a number one single. Her song, “Stay” was written for the film Reality


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