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Monday, February 25 2002

Neil Finn and Friends: 7 Worlds Collide

Neil Finn has almost completely abandoned that jangly guitar-pop sound that was so integral to Crowded House's success.


Tinsley Ellis: Hell or High Water

On Hell or High Water, Tinsley Ellis does not trot out your usual blues warhorses. What he and his touring band do is provide a


Dressy Bessy: Sound Go Round

Okay, okay! I give, already! I submit to Dressy Bessy and its huge tiny shimmery grimy pop music. Uncle! Dressy Bessy is a Denver band


Cher: Living Proof

The working title for the follow-up album to Cher’s 1998 chart-blazing juggernaut, Believe, was Son of Believe, according to comments issued to the press by


Clinic: Walking With Thee

It certainly feels as if things are starting to shift, right? Britney Spears launches an (ahem) acting career, Ryan Adams making a (relative) splash at


. . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: Source Tags & Codes

Selling out is my fairytale ending. Young, unfocused, yet talented band hones its skills on the indie circuit, releasing a few promising albums before finally


Saturday, February 23 2002

Lazy Dog

Boy George and Perry Farrell may be the more famous names, but there’s no question right now that the most successful artist to make


Friday, February 22 2002

Donald Glaude + Misstress Barbara

Donald Glaude Misstress Barbara Anyone who thinks DJs are boring to watch has never witnessed the crowd-pleasing (or crowd-pandering, depending on your point of view)


Cake

Putting the “and” Back In “Rock and Roll” If you’re not thinking about it like we critics constantly force ourselves to do, you might


Thursday, February 21 2002

Rufus Wainwright

One thing you should know about Rufus Wainwright: he’s absolutely devastating live. He’s no stranger to studio technique, as his albums will attest,


Queen of the Damned (2002)

Late in Queen of the Damned, Aaliyah makes her grand entrance. As Akasha, the “queen of all who are damned” to eternal night and grueling


Queen of the Damned (2002)

In 'Queen of the Damned', there's something more than a little obvious about the vampire Lestat as goth rock superstar.


Dragonfly (2002)

Belief is a big deal in 'Dragonfly', the latest entry in 2002's February Film Dump Sweepstakes.


Tuesday, February 19 2002

Rufus Wainwright

S E T    L I S T 1. Grey Gardens2. Greek Song3. Rebel Prince4. California5. The Consort6. Evil Angel7. In a Graveyard8. La Complainte


Concrete Blonde

Peaking during the big-hair, light-metal days of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Concrete Blonde stood alongside The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees as


The War to Keep the Written Word Alive: On the Front Line with America’s Literary Journals

“Literary magazines . . . are on the front line -– where discoveries are made, new visions birthed . . . Our goal is to get people to read again, to


Monday, February 18 2002

The Long Winters: The Worst You Can Do Is Harm

You need only flip through the booklet to The Long Winters’ debut, The Worst You Can Do Is Harm, to realize that this is far from your normal pop release.


Lambchop: Is a Woman

It’s a difficult album, despite its warm and friendly feel, and it doesn’t stand a chance in seven hells of yielding anything remotely resembling a hit.


John Vanderslice + The Court and Spark

Vanderslice Celebrates DIY Spirit, But Band Can Play Their Instruments John Vanderslice is a charismatic musician, and one energetic, blonde cutey of a front man.


Various Artists: Om Lounge Vol. 6 / Sounds of Om: Third Edition

 Various Artists Sounds of Om: Third Edition(Om)US release date: 22 January 2002 by Maurice Bottomley various-omlounge6.jpg :. e-mail this article:. print this article:.


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