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Monday, June 11 2001

Absinthe Blind: The Everyday Separation

A name like Absinthe Blind would lead listeners to expect more than pleasantly composed modern rock. The Everyday Separation is huge in its scope and


Friday, June 8 2001

    Starflyer 59: Leave Here a Stranger

Starflyer 59 make shoe-tapping, dreamy, anxious, melancholy, playful, quirky, wistful pop/rock, and if that sounds like a peculiar combination, now you’re getting the picture.


Monday, June 4 2001

    Various Artists: Chitlin’ Circuit Soul

 “It was 1954, 1955. I’m either 15 or 16 years old. The place is somewhere in a barn with a bandstand along the east Texas/Louisiana border.


    Various Artists: Cosmic Funk

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the term “mood music?” Sex, right? “Mood music” is, in fact, “in the mood


    Rufus Wainwright: Poses

Rufus Wainwright is the Real McCoy—talent in spades. Not that he needs to hear that repeated for the umpteenth time. When his eponymously titled


    Violet Indiana: Roulette

As I listened to this Roulette for the first two times, I prepared myself to write a review that would point out things like the


    Ron Sexsmith: Blue Boy

The charm of Canada’s Ron Sexsmith has always been the seeming ease and simplicity of his lyrical storytelling, at once immediate, unadorned and direct.


    Raft of Dead Monkeys: Thoroughlev

Raft of Dead Monkeys’ album Thoroughlev is absolutely one of the best albums to come out this year. It is reminiscent of the work of


    Ted Nugent: Full Bluntal Nugity

The ever-controversial Ted Nugent is many things to many people. To some, he is an arrogant, outspoken, self-righteous, crossbow-packin’, gun-totin’ murderer of defenseless animals. To


Herbert: Bodily Functions

The electronic medium is one that is tremendously appealing to the air-guitar enthusiasts of the world simply because it allows one who is not classically


Howard Hewitt: The Very Best of Howard Hewitt

 Miki Howard The Very Best of Miki Howard(Rhino/Atlantic)US release date: 3 July 2001 by Mark Anthony Neal hewitthoward-verybest.jpg :. e-mail this article:. print


Bobby “Blue” Bland: The Anthology

Who was the greatest singer to emerge from the unique creative conditions that marked the Memphis music scene in the early fifties? For most there


Big Wreck: The Pleasure and the Greed

Big Wreck’s 1997 debut In Loving Memory Of may not have been a thoroughly consistent record, but it definitely contained several impressive highlights like the


Heidi Berry: Pomegranate

Like so many of her colleagues at the 4AD label, Heidi Berry made music cherished by critics and a small if devoted group of fans


The Asteroid No. 4: King Richard’s Collectibles

There is a place, a mindset, a way of viewing the world, where Lennon and McCartney are king. Jagger and Townshend rumble through the hallways,


Johnny A.: Sometime Tuesday Morning

Chill out hepcat and dig them crazy singing strings. If impressively smooth guitar sounds are your thing, then Johnny A. is your main man. Whatever


Doghouse Roses: Stories by Steve Earle

On first blush, it would seem Steve Earle might need more than a doghouse rose to make up for foisting this book on his fans. By the end, you realize the book 'itself' is a doghouse rose. 'It ain't much,' you can imagine him saying as he hands it over, 'but I did it for you.'"


Monday, May 28 2001

Mary Chapin Carpenter / Shawn Colvin

29 May 2001: Manchester Apollo - Manchester, England.


    William Pears: Big Bang!

Bear in mind I speak as a serious, longtime fan of Joe Jackson, and one who still finds pleasure in the odd Haircut 100 single, when


    Wolfie: Tall Dark Hill

Wolfie sounds like the band your little brother had when he was in high school. You’d sometimes hear them practicing down in the basement,


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