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Monday, November 5 2001

ABBA: The Definitive Collection

Whoa, there! Another ABBA compilation, you say? Surely that’s all been done. And for anyone really that interested, why not simply buy their remastered


Sunday, November 4 2001

    King Jammy: The Revenge of the Super Power All Stars Volume 3

In early 1985 the constant Sound System clashes that drive Jamaican music forward produced one of its defining moments. King Jammy and Black Scorpio went head


Thursday, November 1 2001

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968/2001)

In this light, '2001' and the revolutionary epoch of its making seem a mere Technicolor blip in an otherwise olive drab post-World War II empire.


The One (2001)

PULL.


Monsters, Inc. (2001)

PULL.


Tuesday, October 30 2001

James William Hindle: self-titled

Emptiness hangs in the air throughout James William Hindle’s self-titled album, along with an eternal search for something to grasp onto. The album’s


Eagle-Eye Cherry: Present/Future

Eagle-Eye Cherry’s sophomore album Present/Future is a bit of dull experience. It seems that the sophomore jinx has wrapped its arms fully around


Blaike: Just Taste It

“A girl stopped me and insisted I was Blaike and that she’d known me years ago. She was pretty and I was single. What


Monday, October 29 2001

Various Artists: Farewell Fondle ‘Em

This is not a work of great beauty or delicacy. It’s not really even “a work” at all. It’s a compilation of songs


    Various Artists: What’s Going On: To Benefit the United Way’s September 11th Fund and Artist

A tribute album is something that continues to intrigue the masses. Remakes of old songs, new and unexpected artists get to try out their styles


    Various Artists: Songs for Cassavetes: An All Ages Film

For some time, music critics have been speculating about the cultural and social implications of punk’s “do-it-yourself” (DIY) philosophy. In the 1970s, when punk


    Angie Stone: Mahogany Soul

Brown-Skinned black. Pleasingly Thick, by all measure of contemporary standards, ghetto-fab or otherwise. The voice—recalling Betty Wright in her prime. “Tonight is that night


The Reindeer Section: Y’all Get Scared Now, Ya’hear

Fans of Scottish indiepop were recently promised a full album of Belle & Sebastian songs soundtracking the new Todd Solondz movie Storytelling. The record has


Les Paul: The Best of Les Paul: 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection

Sure we’re all familiar with his technical innovations (consciously or otherwise) including contributions like –- even arguably inventing –- the solid body guitar and


Kittie: Oracle

Kittie has something to prove. The band is comprised of three women playing in the heavily male dominated genre of metal, and on top of


    Michael Jackson: Invincible

“I’m tired of being the victim of shame, you’re throwing me in a class with a bad name, I can’t believe this


Enrique Iglesias: Escape

Like fellow Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin (his most obvious rival), Enrique Iglesias wasn’t satisfied with being a huge star in the Spanish-speaking world, so


Alex Gold: Xtravaganza Mix

Trance will always have its faithful followers and relentless champions. Of all the fleeting musical trends (um, speed garage, anyone?) coming and going these days,


Jason Falkner: Bedtime with the Beatles: A Lullaby Album

When I first heard that studio whiz/multi-instrumental tour-de-force Jason Falkner was producing a CD full of all-instrumental versions of Beatle songs targeted for kids,


Broadway Project: Compassion

Only Dan Berridge could make claustrophobia sound so beautiful. Diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, Berridge packed up and moved from London to the sleepy seaside town


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