'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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4 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Blackfield: self-titled

Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson meets Israel's Aviv Geffen in a bleak, electro-acoustic chamber-prog gem.

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4 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

These Qawwali masters are breathtaking in their ability to speak with glottal groans and graceful glissando.

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Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition

This game was clearly made for all those bandwagon-jumping casual gamers.

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4 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

God of War

God of War is also a cinematic feast, with cutscenes blending together to provide a complete story even without a game.

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	Kurt Rosenwinkel: Deep Song

This is as good a mainstream-modern jazz band as you'll find, but for the leader's indulgence in echoey harmonizing effects, modish and short on taste. He plays with the others' creative vigor, but his added effects are a let-down.

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	The High Speed Scene: self-titled

Three guys who N.E.R.D. thoroughly enjoy show their wares in a quick and snappy series of power pop and sweet rock tunes.

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	Follow the Train: The Great Disturbance

The sound cultivated here isn't the most original but the lack of irony or posturing adds an honesty that much more critically claimed bands lack.

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3 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

Eels: Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

The Kurt Vonnegut of Rock delivers his masterwork, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, a sprawling 33 song autobiographical epic spanning two discs that took seven years to complete.

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3 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dinosaur Jr.: Dinosaur

The oft-overlooked debut from Dinosaur Jr. shows a band that has its flaws, but is clearly on the verge of something big.

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	Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness

Caribou, Manitoba...whatever he wants to call himself, Dan Snaith has done it again.

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