Wednesday, November 6 2002
Cartoonish, exaggerated slices of life.
Are electronic magazines the salvation of the literary arts.
Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and
I would say that physicists have known power.
The great strength of this book is its taut, crystal-clear style.
Tuesday, November 5 2002
The harmonica is to blues what the guitar is to rock and roll, namely the essential instrument of the genre. Old photographs of Sonny Boy
Raï, a music that simmered up and boiled over in Algeria despite two different governments’ attempts to force the lid back down on the roiling
Musical grazing is never so dangerous as when one treads the pastures of the sacred cows. You’ll never encounter more resistance and grumbling than
The Velvet Crush have released many albums since signing to the Action Musik label, including early demos, rarities, and a singles collection. But the Sweet
For the uninitiated, Berlin duo Stereo Total (that’s pronounced “toe-TAHL”, as opposed to the North American “toadle”) is comprised of a French female singer
When the Police broke up in the mid-‘80s, many thought that Sting would be successful, but not even come close to the heights of
The fact that teenaged Jimmy Cliff introduced teenaged Bob Marley to legendary Chinese-Jamaican producer Leslie Kong in 1961—hence, helping Marley get his first record made—
“It’s the start of a revolutionary band and revolutionary music lovers; people that are interested in entertainment. As miserable as we may seem, fans
“In the dark, distant and shimmering, is the place for us that no one knows.”—from “What We’ve Won” There’s no better way
Monday, November 4 2002
John Coxon and Ashley Wales, the talents behind Spring Heel Jack, have certainly thrown many of their listeners for a loop with their recent outings.
This is one of those albums that defies explanation. Why was it made? Who would want to listen to it regularly? What, in God’s
It’s rare for a producer by trade to release a best-of collection, but when you have some 27 Grammy Awards with your name on them,
There’s something about heartbreak, but when musicians get their hearts broken, they tend to pour out album-length expressions of their pain. Beck’s Sea
It’s safe to say there’s never been an album like this one. MC Paul Barman is, first of all, a rapper who can’
I’m going to try to write about this two-disc compilation without being mean or snarky about it. Believe me, there’s plenty to be
As a self-proclaimed Bon Jovi obsessive, admitting that the band’s latest album, Bounce, is anything less than a complete thrill is monumentally difficult. Especially