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Wednesday, October 30 2002

Beck + The Flaming Lips

Beck The Flaming Lips The word “hip” is defined as “being aware or informed about current goings on.” In the world of popular music, the “


The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture by Bruce Grenville, Editor

It's a lucid look at the fears that plague academics everywhere...Will I lose tenure to an intelligent toaster oven?"


Three Daughters by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Pogrebin shows a flair for characterization that many seasoned novelists can't match.


In the Metro by Marc Augé

Riding the metro is...a journey taken in accompanied solitude, a voyage through space and through a kind of geographically mapped collective unconscious.


Amazonia by James Rollins

. . . offers you escape, and more than that, you'll learn something new, which your Mama always told you to do every day . . .


Tuesday, October 29 2002

Various Artists: The Blues White Album

The idea behind Telarc’s Beatles tribute The Blues White Album was a pretty good one. After all, The White Album was the most blues-tinged


Various Artists: Andrew Lloyd Webber: Gold - The Definitive Hits Collection

“So there He was on a waterbed / Drinking a cola of a mystery brand / Reading an airport novelette / Listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem /


10cc: The Best of 10cc (20th Century Masters)

That the group’s more offbeat tracks sound rather dated today is testament to their “art rock” credentials. A song like “Life Is a Minestrone”


Thievery Corporation: The Richest Man in Babylon

For guys who grew up on a steady diet of DC punk, the Pixies and music rougher than the type of stuff you might find


Mark Mallman: The Red Bedroom

Although from Milwaukee, it would appear that Mark Mallman has more Minneapolis blood in his veins than that of his Wisconsin hometown. Originally the lead


Metro Area: self-titled

One of the biggest beefs that both critics and the public seemed to have in the late 1970s was about the “processed” or “artificial” sounds


Blevin Blectum: Talon Slalom

“Come and take a trip in my rocketship,” goes a vocal sample used as a sort-of hook on one track on Talon Slalom, a solo


Monday, October 28 2002

Plush: Fed

“You know, it’s not bad, but couldn’t he get someone else to sing?I like the horns a lot, but it’s kind


Andrea Perry: Two

Objectivity is a difficult task, made even more so when fondness for an artist might cloud one’s perspective. Still, I am compelled to gush


Mansun: Six

This is inspired dementia from start to finish. Some would be tempted to call it a concept album, but, honestly, there’s too much going on for there to be a coherent concept.


Tommy Lee: Never a Dull Moment

In the recent best-selling, tell-all Mötley Crüe biography The Dirt, vocalist Vince Neil said of his former bandmate Tommy Lee: “Whatever is in,


Kansas: The Ultimate Kansas

At first glance, it’s hard to take the title of this two-disc compilation, The Ultimate Kansas, very seriously. Particularly when it’s a matter


Ben Folds: Ben Folds Live

October 1997, Vic Theatre, Chicago. I’m in the balcony with my two best friends and wife-to-be, watching Ben Folds Five positively tear the place down. “


The Extra Glenns: Martial Arts Weekend

One thing you can say about John Darnielle is that he’s done things his own way. Aside from his work as one half of


EchoBrain: self-titled

I’m probably one of the few remaining fans from Metallica’s relatively early days who still liked the band three years ago. True, Metallica


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