Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

By Ian King

Jack Tatum’s third album doesn’t chase new horizons so much as it absorbs their reflection into his fondly familiar dream pop bubble. 11 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

14 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jones leads us through a world of porn peddlers and the weird inhabitants of that world.

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14 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sons & Daughters

Sons & Daughters, ABC's new 'wacky family' show can't help but suffer from comparisons to Arrested Development.

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The Simpsons: The Complete Seventh Season

To the bickering camps of Simpson's fans, let's keep it 'real', shall we?

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Household Words: Bloomers, sucker, bombshell, scab, nigger, cyber by Stephanie A. Smith

Surely Smith knows that a radical reinterpretation of Dreiser or Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon is not going to take the sting out of being called nigger or scab.

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The Paramount Comedy Shorts 1928-1942: Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin (1928)

As Robert Benchley was nothing if not influential, you might see a little of Frasier Crane and paleontologist Ross Gellar in him, too.

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Various Artists: New York Noise 2

Soul Jazz goes back downtown to unearth another impressive collection of no-wave, mutant funk, and other assorted dissonance from either side of 1980.

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Tres Chicas: Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl

Bloom, Red And The Ordinary Girl looks back occasionally to 2004's Sweetwater, but taken as a whole this is essentially an evolution in sound.

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Willie Nelson: You Don’t Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker

Willie sings from the Great American (Country and Western) Songbook.

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Garrison Starr: The Sound of You and Me

A singer-songwriterish singer-songwriter effort from a fine singer-songwriter.

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13 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Rhett Miller: The Believer

Oh, Rhett! Talented Old 97s singer-songwriter finds himself caught up in an overproduced album of pop-by-numbers.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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