Thursday, March 30 2000
For once, when an artist claimed to be happy to be spending the evening in D.C., the artist sounded wholly sincere, and not just because he apparently toured the White House earlier in the day.
Monday, March 27 2000
Who is the greatest MC of all-time? Invariably the reply to this question would be one of the following: Tupac, Biggie, Nas or Jay-Z. However,
Sunday, March 26 2000
Compiling all the Donner Partys recordings was obviously a labor of love, as the now-defunct San Francisco trio hardly has enough fans to arouse
Monday, March 20 2000
They have created their own sound for today, and I am not surprised that they have surfaced on Sub Pop, a label that signs artists based on real songs and talent.
Pop is a wonderful thing. It’s all of its bastardized forms, through all of its retarded variations, amidst many hideous backfires and mistakes, the
Sunday, March 19 2000
's backing band received enthusiastic applause both when walking on stage and later as he was introduced with the rest of the band. He looked like the others: dark clothing, short, black, gelled hair with sideburns.
Monday, March 13 2000
Daisies of the Galaxy, the latest release from a man named E, also known as a 'band' named Eels, plays like a demented nursery rhyme.
Wednesday, March 8 2000
First launched into the public eye as a member of The Small Faces in the mid-1960s, Ian 'Mac' McLagan rode the wave through the band's Steve Marriott-led Mod years and the rockier Rod Stewart-Ronnie Wood incarnation (known simply as 'Faces').
Tuesday, March 7 2000
Gerald Levert is never gonna take the risks that say a D'Angelo or a Maxwell have and his music is never going to be mistaken for that of The O'Jay's and Gamble and Huff.
Monday, February 28 2000
This album is very aptly named, as it very effectively juxtaposes two styles of thinking, thus creating a culmination of material that forces the listener
Is it just me? OK, maybe I have just been living in the suburbs for too long. Maybe I am getting old. Or maybe only
Monday, February 21 2000
Wow. This CD is simply amazing. It is so different, inventive, and fun to listen to that I can hardly contain myself. To begin with,
Saturday, February 19 2000
The assembled Black Cat crowd trends much younger than I'd for whatever reason anticipated. The under-21 outnumbers the grownups by something like 3-1 or greater.
Monday, February 7 2000
Nixon is an excellent record and proof that Lambchop is no longer just a talented or interesting band but a good one.
Stic and M1, who make up the duo Dead Prez, see themselves as hip-hop freedom fighters following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers, always
Monday, January 17 2000
I’m always leery when I approach an album on which the artist plays every instrument, or damn near every instrument. I’m a firm
Tuesday, December 14 1999
In America’s mad, list-crazy rush to name the greatest invention of the Millennium, nobody mentioned the home 4-track recorder.
Friday, December 3 1999
Even though Sean Penn brings a phenomenally hysterical freshness to Emmett Ray (and he played a similarly mustachioed maniac in Hurly Burly, without the artistic genius), Sweet and Lowdown is familiar ground for Woody Allen, replete with his usual themes.
Monday, November 8 1999
When Fiona Apple burst onto the scene a few years ago with the biting and cynical Tidal she appeared to be merely a slightly less
Sunday, October 31 1999
Fly illustrates that the Dixie Chicks have successfully figured out how to push the boundaries of country music while continuing to embrace the traditional sound of its past.