Monday, March 4 2002
If you have yet to discover the predominantly instrumental, vaguely techno, but still pretty jazz and soul-tinged house that NRK have been exploring recently, then
Cajun culture has proven remarkably resilient to direct attack as well as resistant to attempts to absorb it into American culture. From 1765 to 1785, over 3,000 Acadians
In a recent fit of nostalgia laced with masochism, I decided to listen again to Portishead’s Dummy and Julee Cruise’s Floating into the
Man, Local H comes so close sometimes. Just think of some their best songs: “Bound for the Floor”, “Back in the Day”, “Fritz’s Corner”, “
When little Miss Brandy Norwood arrived in the R&B world in 1994, she had a little tomboy in her. With a bright smile and
Thursday, February 28 2002
'We Were Soldiers' is, above all, an earnest film, working overtime not to be a standard U.S. war movie where the good (white) boys fight against diabolical 'others'.
'40 Days and 40 Nights' is a love story, yes, about a boy and his penis.
Wednesday, February 27 2002
The sacred cows of Warp, Aphex Twin and Autechre each released records in the past year that were mediocre and incredibly abstract, respectively. Not to
Monday, February 25 2002
S E T L I S T Snowing on RatonAngel of LyonMan From God Knows WhereSitting BullWhere the Dream BeginsThe Next Thing SmokingDown
Rockfour’s global debut Another Beginning doesn’t exactly break new ground, nor does it employ previously untapped musical resources to make its point. On
In 2001 it was an East Coast thing, as many swore by The Strokes' brand of updated Velvet Underground garage rock. In 2002 it may just be a West Coast thing, as we get the sophomore effort from Phantom Planet. The resemblances are uncanny.
For many US listeners, Kylie Minogue is probably nothing but a faded memory of teen pop from the ‘80s. Another person to have covered “The
One Night in America is Charles Musselwhite’s most interesting experiment to date. On this record, Musselwhite says he wanted to explain that blues is
New Orleans native Stanton Moore has built his career as the founding drummer for popular party band Galactic. While the band is known for their
Lisa Loeb was the only unsigned recording artist in history to score a number one single. Her song, “Stay” was written for the film Reality
Neil Finn has almost completely abandoned that jangly guitar-pop sound that was so integral to Crowded House's success.
On Hell or High Water, Tinsley Ellis does not trot out your usual blues warhorses. What he and his touring band do is provide a
Okay, okay! I give, already! I submit to Dressy Bessy and its huge tiny shimmery grimy pop music. Uncle! Dressy Bessy is a Denver band
The working title for the follow-up album to Cher’s 1998 chart-blazing juggernaut, Believe, was Son of Believe, according to comments issued to the press by