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Monday, April 1 2002

Unwound: Leaves Turn Inside You

What the hell is post-post-punk? Well, let’s work backwards: punk rock was slammin’ good times before fracturing into millions of subgenres, at which point

Receiver: Inspiration Overload

At the end of 2001, I took a pass on the opportunity to write a “best albums of 2001” list for any of the various publications that

The Posies: Nice Cheekbones and a Ph.D.

The Posies are back. Or were they ever gone? Two years after announcing they would never play together again, here is proof that breaking up

The Pernice Brothers: The World Won’t End

The Pernice Brothers come from a different universe. They make music as if they’re from some parallel reality where three-minute songs teeming with guitars

Earl Hines: At the Party

Out of the voices and din of what sounds like some late night hipster hot spot comes the low rumble of a piano, like an

The Firesign Theatre: Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him

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Aerosmith: Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology

In recent years, it appears that record companies have done everything and anything possible to ensure longstanding artists or those on the wane continue to

SushiRobo: Drawings and Garbage Structures

Babe, I dig your sound! No really, I’m not just saying that. It’s so—how should I put this—original! What do you

Friday, March 29 2002

Reverend Horton Heat + Nashville Pussy

Reverend Horton Heat Nashville Pussy As I arrive at the Irving Plaza just a few minutes before Nashville Pussy are to begin their show, I

The North Mississippi Allstars

S E T    L I S T 51 PhantomSugartownLord Have MercyFreedom HighwayShake Em On DownThe Thrill Is GoneUp Over YonderSnakes in My BushesDrinking Muddy


OK, imagine this. You’re standing in the beautiful Aragon Ballroom in Chicago watching the latest hyped multimedia event. You’d right click on the

Clem Snide + John Vanderslice + Short Stack

Driving, driving, driving. Listening to music and driving. Driving, driving, missing the exit off I-495 and driving. You’d think there’d be more signage

Ryan Adams + Leona Naess

Brown Sugar & the Emperor of Wyoming Songbirds of the rock era have never had it easy in the pop arena. Some, like Joni Mitchell,

Thursday, March 28 2002

Henri Salvador: Room with a View

You can’t avoid it. I’ve tried to listen to this as a standard album and to judge it accordingly. It can’t be

The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas

There’s something to be said for perseverance. For the better part of the last 10 years, John Darnielle, AKA The Mountain Goats (yes, we know,

Indigo Girls: Become You

Become You is among the best they’ve ever done, and if this album doesn’t charm you, nothing will.

Jools Holland: Jools Holland’s Big Band Rhythm & Blues

He may have been a member of Squeeze during their glory days, but to most people nowadays, Jools Holland is best known as the affable

Eels: Souljacker

Souljacker is as strong as any of Eels previous albums, but even crawling through the muck there is a lot more joy and life here than heard before.

Comet Gain: Realistes

When fans and rock writers look at the career of Comet Gain, a bratty quasi-punk outfit born and bred on the streets of London, there

The Chemical Brothers: Come With Us

Pop the new Chemical Brothers album, Come With Us into your CD player, and let the genie out of the bottle. A flurry of soundtrack

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