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Monday, April 17 2000

Black Indian: Get ‘Em Psyched!!

As I looked at this album’s back cover, which depicts six brothas just sittin on a back porch with song titles running above their


Tracy Bonham: Down Here

The first thing I thought when I heard that Mitch Froom produced (Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, David Hidalgo) this, was: “Great. This record is going


Built To Spill: Live

Recorded during the band’s 1999 tour, Live features galvanizing performances of six originals and three covers. Nine tracks may not seem like a lot, but “


The Apples in Stereo: The Discovery of a World Inside The Moone

The Apples in Stereo might be the most musically conservative of the Elephant 6 bands, but they sure know how to make a song get stuck


Monday, April 10 2000

Baila: Shall We Dance?

Produced by Terry Wollman and Samuel Turcotte this collection features an extensive cast of seasoned musicians. Guitarist Terry Wollman has himself worked with the likes


Claudia Acuna: Wind From The South

Despite originally coming from Santiago, Chile, the last few years have seen young jazz singer Claudia Acuna become somewhat of a veteran on the New


Monday, April 3 2000

    Lou Reed: Ecstasy

Last year, Lou Reed returned with one of his best albums of his entire career. Having been a fan of his since my days in


Daycare Swindlers: Testosterosa

Start with the entire mid-late 1980s catalog of 7 Seconds albums. Add approximately 1/2 Cup of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Keidis on vocals, and 1/2 cup


Friday, March 31 2000

High Fidelity

In keeping with the spirit of the film itself, I humbly offer the top 5 reasons the new film High Fidelity is worth seeing.


Thursday, March 30 2000

Matthew Sweet

For once, when an artist claimed to be happy to be spending the evening in D.C., the artist sounded wholly sincere, and not just because he apparently toured the White House earlier in the day.


Monday, March 27 2000

Common: Like Water For Chocolate

Who is the greatest MC of all-time? Invariably the reply to this question would be one of the following: Tupac, Biggie, Nas or Jay-Z. However,


Sunday, March 26 2000

Donner Party: Complete Recordings 1987-1989

Compiling all the Donner Party’s recordings was obviously a labor of love, as the now-defunct San Francisco trio hardly has enough fans to arouse


Monday, March 20 2000

Beachwood Sparks: Beachwood Sparks

They have created their own sound for today, and I am not surprised that they have surfaced on Sub Pop, a label that signs artists based on real songs and talent.


Death Cab for Cutie: We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

Pop is a wonderful thing. It’s all of its bastardized forms, through all of its retarded variations, amidst many hideous backfires and mistakes, the


Sunday, March 19 2000

Peter Murphy

's backing band received enthusiastic applause both when walking on stage and later as he was introduced with the rest of the band. He looked like the others: dark clothing, short, black, gelled hair with sideburns.


Monday, March 13 2000

Eels: Daisies of the Galaxy

Daisies of the Galaxy, the latest release from a man named E, also known as a 'band' named Eels, plays like a demented nursery rhyme.


Wednesday, March 8 2000

The Flatlanders

First launched into the public eye as a member of The Small Faces in the mid-1960s, Ian 'Mac' McLagan rode the wave through the band's Steve Marriott-led Mod years and the rockier Rod Stewart-Ronnie Wood incarnation (known simply as 'Faces').


Tuesday, March 7 2000

Gerald Levert: G

Gerald Levert is never gonna take the risks that say a D'Angelo or a Maxwell have and his music is never going to be mistaken for that of The O'Jay's and Gamble and Huff.


Monday, February 28 2000

David Cortopassi: The Silicon Jungle

This album is very aptly named, as it very effectively juxtaposes two styles of thinking, thus creating a culmination of material that forces the listener


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: BTNHRESURRECTION

Is it just me? OK, maybe I have just been living in the suburbs for too long. Maybe I am getting old. Or maybe only


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