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Monday, August 6 2001

    Uberzone: Faith in the Future

Never one to shy away from experimentation, Q shows the world how harmoniously breaks, hip-hop, techno, and house work together. Only a human being could use computers to such emotional affect.


    Archie Shepp and Rosewell Rudd: Live in New York

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    Bob Marley & the Wailers: Trenchtown Days: The Birth of a Legend

Before Bob Marley achieved worldwide superstardom in the 1970s with such hits as “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Jamming”, and “No Woman, No Cry”, he achieved


The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs: Eternal

If Ronald Isley never sang another note, his position among the pantheon of male R&B/soul vocalists would remain intact. As the lead


Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks: Alive & Lickin’

Alive & Lickin’ will inevitably be compared with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks’ peerless 1971 live album, Where’s the Money?, but Alive & Lickin’


John Hiatt: Anthology

For someone who has been plugging away at his chosen craft for close to three decades it is short of criminal that John Hiatt has


Gilberto Gil & Milton Nascimento: Gil & Milton

Just as every country has its own cuisine, its own set of festive occasions, maybe even its own versions of the Dewey Decimal System, nowadays


DJ Onionz: Future Acoustics

New York-bred DJ Onionz may have a great rep, but Future Acoustics certainly isn’t a great album. That is, it isn’t great to


Benton Falls: Fighting Starlight

When I reviewed Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries Chapter Six, I noted that Benton Falls’s “Tell Him” was one of the standout tracks on


Better Than Ezra: Closer

After three albums with Elektra, and after steadily declining sales for every album since their debut, Better Than Ezra hopped to an indie label for


Alfie: if you happy with you need do nothing

Alfie—it’s such a quintessentially British name for a quintessentially British band, what with it being the title of a quintessential British film starring


Arling and Cameron: We Are A & C

Though you may not think you know what the duo Arling & Cameron sound like, you most likely have heard their music. This postmodern-kitsch-lounge-electro-europop group’


Juan Atkins: Legends: Volume 1

For once, the word “legend” actually applies: Juan Atkins is widely acknowledged, along with his old partners Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Rick Davis, as


Tuesday, July 31 2001

Ghosts and Vodka: Precious Blood

Maybe it’s because, as members of indiemo artrock bands Cap’n Jazz and Joan of Arc, Victor Villarreal and Sam Zurich got tired of


Fred Stein the Experiment: Between Lost and Found

Good evening and welcome to Lounge-A-Rama night at the luxurious Motel 6 in downtown Dayton, New Jersey. Tonight we’ll be featuring the song stylings of


Monday, July 30 2001

    Various Artists: Head Jazz

I am so not in a good head space to review this compilation right now. You see, as I write this, it’s just after


Various Artists: Brazilified

Every once in a while the music industry atones for its sins. Quango, a great world beat/dance label started in the mid-‘90s by


    Varnaline: Songs in a Northern Key

Listening to Varnaline feels like being trapped under the ice of a half-frozen lake. It’s springtime and the crystals are crackling, breaking apart, occasionally


    Tight Bros From Way Back When: Lend You a Hand

One could speculate that the state of Washington is still the place to look towards when it comes to the search for pure rock and


    Sam Phillips: Fan Dance

After a five-year hiatus, Sam Phillips returns to form with the very intimate 'Fan Dance', a quality collection of adult pop that allows her sexy voice to deliver cryptically introspective musings in a finely focused, mostly acoustic scheme..


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