Friday, June 21 2002
It's no longer critiquing mainstream expectations, but instead, absorbing and reflecting stereotypes, drained of context.
Thursday, June 20 2002
So, you know anything about Finland? Personally, the extent of my knowledge of all things Finnish is limited to lots of hockey players (including the
When I first heard Howlin’ Wolf, his sound was eerie and strange to me, like nothing I had ever heard before. “How Many More Years”
The Star Room Boys hail from Athens, GA, buut their style is more akin to roadhouse honky tonk than anything you normally associate with the
18, the latest addition to Moby’s oeuvre, was released last month after much anticipation. His previous album, Play (1999), is the catalyst responsible for catapulting the
The infamous, 1986 cult classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot, a 16-minute documentary short about the kids partying in a suburban D.C. parking lot in the
Such the jokester, that Bryan Ferry. The man hasn’t done anything remotely frantic since “Both Ends Burning” from Roxy Music’s majestic 1975 album Siren.
There’s something awfully irritating about rock musicians complaining that today’s musicians don’t know how to rock as well as they do. Whether
Based on a story published by Philip K. Dick in 1956, 'Minority Report' is science-fiction of the sort that Dick preferred to write -- set in the future, but all wrapped up in concerns that are immediately relevant to the present moment (that the same concerns were relevant back in 1956 is not a little unnerving, as will become clear).
Lovably unconventional, Lilo & Stitch have some trouble fitting in with their peer groups -- regular kids in Lilo's case, multi-limbed aliens in Stitch's.
Like its men-in-drag predecessors, Juwanna Mann doesn't critique gender stereotypes, so much as it uses them to espouse a morality lesson.
Exotic and universal, The Fast Runner is as engrossing as any thriller, as majestic as any epic.
Wednesday, June 19 2002
The possibility of a tribute album being a success is tenuous at best, and the few factors it hangs on determines whether it will sink
Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Paris Lounge set comes Volume Two. A little too hotly perhaps, for although this mixture of deep
Ever since the Grateful Dead cut lousy albums back in the late ‘60s, reviewers have fallen back on a certain adage: a good live band
In a way, Wise and Otherwise, a very natural sounding expression of East meets West, has been waiting 40 years to be realized. While the music
Apart from maybe the onset of summer, there aren’t too many things more anticipated in Pittsburgh than a new record from the Clarks. This
Every time I hear a new song by the Charlatans, I think, they’re still around? Here we are, 12 years after they blew us all
Phrases such as “seminal punk act” and “buzz saw guitars” are thrown around entirely too liberally these days when describing the latest releases by anyone
DMX Krew Cylob It’s amazing how ubiquitous 1980s references are these days. As seemingly inevitable as this cultural déjà vu was, I would