Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

By Chris Conaton

This worthy follow-up to the acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues finds Against Me! tackling a breakup album with the same energy and fury they used to reserve for political and social issues. 28 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

27 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

New York Doll (2006)

What started out as a small documentary on the uncomfortable but engaging New York Dolls bassist turned into a full-scale revelation, tracking his improbable journey of rock 'n' roll redemption.

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Bound Stems: The Logic of Building the Body Plan

Studio trickery hides incompetent playing on this Chicago group's infuriating debut.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones

Those who saw the potential in their earliest releases can take comfort in the fact that the band has not only made good on every shred of that potential, with Show Your Bones they've exceeded the most optimistic expectations with confident aplomb.

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Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band: Live Trucker

Live Trucker is solid fun, as long as you don't mind the sense that you're beating yourself in the head with a can of cold Milwaukee's Best during every last second you're listening to it.

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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edu K: Frenétiko

Stand aside, Federline. Actual Brazillian Edu K manages to work baile funk influences into a much more convincing, if thoroughly unsubstantial, party mix of punk and funk.

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Jason Collett: Idols of Exile

Hit-and-miss solo effort from undeniably talented Broken Social Scenester.

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27 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Oakley Hall: Second Guessing

Oneida cofounder heads back-to-basics with his countrified band of sun drenched romantics.

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One Session: Bobby B presents: The Hidden Treasures Vol. 1

I don't know what kind of herbals they got in exchange for this CD, but it's certainly worth a blunt.

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Röyksopp: Röyksopp’s Night Out

A Live EP from Norwegian duo that adds nothing to their canon but a Queens of the Stone Age cover.

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24 Mar 2006 // 3:00 PM

American Dad: Volume 1

It's all Family Guy's fault. Had that cult cartoon not been cancelled and proven its mantle by becoming a phenomenon on DVD, we wouldn't be stuck with American Dad, its jaded jingoistic cousin.

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//Mixed media

20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

// Sound Affects

"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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