Monday, November 19 2001
Hey Punk . . . Get Riddim! is one high-concept compilation. As its title and cover art suggest, the disc is a sampling of reggae and dancehall tracks
Jill Scott steps up with some 'grown woman' music that is sure to further solidify her position as one of the most accomplished purveyors of what Sista Stone calls 'Real Soul Music'.
If you’ve been fortunate to see the special behind-the-scenes documentary that coincided with the album, you may find this album to be lacking a
This very well may be the album that turns the whole plastic teen pop/bubblegum/TRL video diva franchise on its ear and send it
Skeletons in the family closet? Sexual deviances in your personality? Or maybe deeply hidden entanglements of both? All come to light in the commentary on
It was Elvis Costello who once said “America is the only country that thinks this way about rock ‘n’ roll. Everywhere else it’s just
A quick background check on Sarah Dougher finds that she teaches Greek and Roman Literature, and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. She wrote
Almost every Creed tune shines with a kind of velvet luster; from one perspective, their songs are decently packaged bits of muscle rock. But move
Brady Brock’s debut stems from a nice conceit. After graduating college, he traveled, visited friends, and reminisced into the wee hours of the night.
The year was 1993 and one of the biggest rock revivals was in full swing. Aerosmith had captured several demographics with the smash-selling Pump, the many
After signing with Geffen, the “reunion” of Boston rockers Aerosmith took a baby step with Done with Mirrors, which seemed a brief blip on the
Friday, November 16 2001
Fun to Be Had Both members of the SoCal punk scene located around Long Beach, California, Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger have been friends for
Read the next sentence twice, and try not to laugh. The New Pornographers are a Canadian Super-Group! You probably let out a little chuckle, right?
Thursday, November 15 2001
The makers of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' are banking on the fact that so very many people 'have' read the books, so that the confusion of those Luddites who haven't read them matters very little.
Wednesday, November 14 2001
Photo credit: Robert Masys II Somewhere in the annals of rock music is a graveyard for bands that have had the misfortune to be compared
With over 20 years of experience, Leo Kottke has carefully developed a no-nonsense approach to both his career and his music. With his latest release, simply
Whether cultivating slow, tender blooms of sound, romanced with wistful narratives of loss and regeneration, or just disposing a reverberant stream of white noise, tonight the Sparks are never less than masterly.
Tuesday, November 13 2001
Snoop makes an excellent Mean Face, snarling as he guns his fantastically acrobatic low-rider's engine.
Monday, November 12 2001
I Might Be Wrong—Live Recordings gives a complete picture of Radiohead’s music—the fear, the recognition, and, in the guise of simple desire and devotion, the redemption.
As it stands, it’s the best summary of Madonna’s second decade as a performer we’re going to get—at least until a massive box set appears.