Tuesday, November 18 2014
Deliberate artificiality and horror based in human psychology make this horror classic, first released in 1920, feel remarkably fresh today.
Like George Harrison, whose career and influence only grew after his death, Gibb’s final efforts reveal that he too deserves a re-evaluation of his solo offerings.
When Hyponotized succeeds, it feels like a fresh start and a new direction that could worm its way into Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi's other band, the Men, or wander down its own weird path for quite a while.
A 1985 bestseller re-issue which fails miserably to stand the test of time to put it mildly.
With Motion, Calvin Harris delivers a pleasant album, not without flaws.
Some interesting questions, and some worthy answers from bluegrass country rockers Greensky.
Monday, November 17 2014
A lyrically surreal investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a professor in Nebraska and an exposé on the case an innocent man that might have been a huge mistake.
The Spider-Verse has no one author, no omnipotent guiding hand. It is organic, connecting and reconnecting like the strands of a web, like the strands of life.
Whereas Jules Verne's novel consisted of only one trip around the world, 80 Days contains multitudes.
Like spent fuel rods, refugees of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are handled delicately, considered toxic, and unwelcome anywhere they go.
Suzan Beraza's documentary captures the contours and stubborn endurance of myths about uranium mining, as well as the evidence of their tenuous connection to reality.
Alpha Mike Foxtrot's 77 tracks suggest that Wilco didn't have an experimental period. Instead, we see Wilco as an ever-changing, constant experiment in and of itself.
This leans towards hard rock rather than punk, back to the type of music prevalent when punk burst out, and which after all most punks grew up hearing.
John Updike is able to highlight the details of domestic life in a way that turns the mundane into something sacred and significant.
Arca invites you to come along for the ride into the netherworld of the self, and those who do may feel alternately exhausted and exhilarated.
The Jazz June’s first new album in a dozen years is one of the most surprising developments so far in the unlikely second life of second-generation emo.
This collection of songs are serviceable tracks that would fit well on any EDM-lovers playlist, but it lacks a certain something: experimentation.
The Swedish duo explores the protagonist's journey through the post-war torn landscape in a soundtrack for an imaginary film.
Sunday, November 16 2014
N. M. Gwynne is devoted both to the preservation of the proper English language and also to its use for higher aesthetic purposes.
Saturday, November 15 2014
This novel should take its rightful place as a serious literary endeavour about what it means to be human, to be in love, and how that love overcomes all obstacles.