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Monday, September 10 2001

The Apes: Fugue in the Fog

You can see ‘em creepin’ out of the swamp. Dragging their wet, murky feet through the mud and onto the abandoned dirt road just on


Monday, September 3 2001

PJ Harvey

Apparently, I’d heard correctly—and the critic was the gangling boy behind me, piping up shortly after lead singer Polly Jean Harvey joined her


    Various Artists: The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Volume 1

Public television’s Sessions at West 54th series has spent the last few years providing healthy doses of high quality, intelligent music in an intimate


Various Artists: Yoyo a Go Go 1999

For over 60 years, citizens of Olympia, Washington, have gathered at Lakefair, a city carnival that takes place during the second week in July. Since 1994, Yoyo


    Vibrolux: self-titled

I suppose if the title of this review caught your eye, then you’ve come here expecting something special. Well, I’m happy to say


3 Mustaphas 3: Play Musty for Me

The 3 Mustaphas 3 concept can be most readily comprehended by listening to “Radio Szegerely”, the first cut on Play Musty for Me. Imagine it’s the


    Space Ballerinas: If Goth Was Pink

The musical texture of that opening story-song, “Ballerina Fell…”, is supplied by keyboards and a powerful voice that is both angelic and eerie. Both that


    Erik Sanko: Past Imperfect Present Tense

From the opening moments of “While You Were Out”, Erik Sanko’s Past Imperfect Present Tense is a quiet exercise in nervous melancholy. His music


Mike Stern: Voices

I was sitting with Carl, who isn’t a music enthusiast, but who is interested in these music reviews I write, and the strange and


    Michael J. Sheehy: Ill Gotten Gains

Beautiful LosersEver tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better —Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho After a year that became, in his own


    Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista

No doubt jaws dropped as the poetess proceeded to document the retribution of a young woman who was gang raped. The poem, “The Unlocking” was


Rube Waddell: Hobo Train: Deluxe CD

Rube WaddellBound for the Gates of Hell(Vaccination)US release date: 14 November 2001 by Mark DesrosiersPopMatters Features Editor rubewaddell-hobo.jpg :. e-mail this article:. print this article:.


Bruce Robison: Country Sunshine

Back in the mid-‘90s, a friend of mine was a regular in Austin’s honky-tonks. This was when it was easy to catch Dale


Mazarin: A Tall Tale Storyline

I must say that A Tall Tale Storyline is rather a delightful pop record—as intelligent and whimsical as its title. Like its brother in


    Ming & FS: The Human Condition

Truly an album for those who appreciate eclectic sound-mashing, Ming & FS’s The Human Condition is an enjoyable romp through junkyard territory. And in


The Murder City Devils: Thelema

There’s no accounting for taste. So why do people write and read reviews? One answer may be an implicit belief in the commonality of


    MC Lyte: The Very Best of MC Lyte

Nearly a decade before Eve would become the “belle” of the Ruff Ryders, Flatbush born Lana Moorer, then still in her teens, was dropping lines


    Jeff Kelly: Indiscretion

The title song is a blazing rock anthem about feeling guilty for sexual relationships outside of marriage. Kelly expresses regret and lust at the same


Hot Little Rocket: Danish Documentary

I’m sitting here trying to decide once again what to write about an album that could easily be summed up in one or two


Wayne Hancock: A-Town Blues

Wayne Hancock walks a very fine line exceptionally well. If he were to stumble even a bit, his style of no-frills classic country and his


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