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Tuesday, November 14 2000

    Various Artists: Stoned Immaculate—The Music of the Doors

It’s been almost 30 years since the Doors wrapped up recording their final album, L.A. Woman. One of the definitive rock bands of the

Monday, November 13 2000

    Yo La Tengo: Danelectro

What’s most interesting about Yo La Tengo’s new EP release Danelectro is how thoroughly it is about fleshing out musical ideas. The three

    Yume Bitsu: Auspicious Winds

Portland, Oregon’s Yume Bitsu are one of the many musical outfits reaching into the upper layers of the atmosphere and beyond, trying to figure

    Steely Dan: Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980

Everyone with an ear for music has a guilty pleasure. Even those of us who labor in the incredibly profitable field of music criticism are

    Sade: Lovers Rock

In the past eight years, many talented female artists have topped the music charts. Some, although young, have overwhelmed us with extraordinary vocal ability, while

    Uli Jon Roth: Transcendental Sky Guitar

To say that German guitar virtuoso Uli Jon Roth is merely a talented musician would be an understatement. His latest release, Transcendental Sky Guitar, is

    The Offspring: Conspiracy of One

This is one of those records that are pointless to review. Fans of The Offspring’s brand of mall punk—a derivative, minor music form

    National Skyline: Exit Now

National Skyline’s EP Exit Now only contains four songs, but that’s not a problem. It feels like an entire album. Wasting no space,

    Marilyn Manson: Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

Marilyn Manson has referred to his band’s latest release as their version of the White Album. At 19 tracks and nearly 70 minutes, Holy Wood may

    Chanté Moore: Exposed

If there is any justice in this world, Chanté Moore’s fourth and latest disc, Exposed, ought to be a hit, because it’s one

    Ricky Martin: Sound Loaded

Ricky Martin is back and ready to please bon-bon shakers everywhere with the follow-up to his massively successful English-language debut, 1999’s Ricky Martin. The Menudo

    Geddy Lee: My Favorite Headache

The thought of recording a solo record apart from his band, Rush, was one that Geddy Lee had never fully entertained. When a series of

    Hochenkeit: Omu4h 4aholab/400 Boys

Swirling. Y’gotta admire a band that has an unpronounceable name (Hokken-keit? Da Hoch? Y’ down with th’Hoch? I’m a Hochhead man, Hochenkeit

Fisher: True North

You almost can’t help liking Fisher. Their combination of sensitively haunting lyrics with honest vocals is familiar but still compelling. While nothing on True

Elysian Fields: Queen of the Meadow

With song titles such as “Tides of the Moon” and “Fright Night,” it’s obvious where Elysian Fields’ interests lie. Exploring the darker sides of

The reviews coming out on The Beatles’ 1, an anthology of 27 songs that went to number one in Britain and America, have been largely anecdotal. That’

Roy Ayers: Best of Roy Ayers - Millenium Collection

The genius of Roy Ayers spans decades. From the ‘70s to the present day, his music continues to be supported by performers and audiences of

Monday, November 6 2000

    Sad Rockets: Transition

One thing Andrew Pekler, the sole member of Sad Rockets, is particularly adamant about is making sure his true-to-form, played-with-real-instruments and analog-recorded music is known

    Pru: self-titled

In addition to its invocation Miles Davis’ classic Sketches of Spain, one of the most striking features of Pru’s “Sketches of Pain” is the

    The Pharcyde: Plain Rap

Thank God for the next generation of hip-hop. About this time two years back, I had just about resigned myself to the fact that Snoop

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