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Monday, November 12 2001

Green Day: International Superhits!

Bands like Green Day are truly the heirs of punk, not because they emerged from a real independent, D.I.Y. scene, but because they’ve maintained the style and attitude that make punk so appealing.


Spoon

Spoon Dishes Out Solid Performance; Utensil Puns, However, Remain Tough to Come By I’m going to write about Spoon without referencing the Pixies or


Cali Comm Tour

Kicking off the Kansas City stop of the showcase of California hip-hop known as the Cali Comm tour, Motion Man came out on the stage


Various Artists: Club Bogaloo: Unlimited Freestyles Out of Nowhere

Club Bogaloo is a German dance hall located in Bavaria. Reinhard Wimmer and DJ Marcus Hacker created it in the ‘90s when the two formed


Zero 7: Simple Things

In this age of niche marketing it’s refreshing to encounter an album that defies the usual categories. Zero 7’s Simple Things could comfortably find


KeKe Wyatt: Soul Sista

If you’re going to the club or to the salon to get your hair done, then Ketara “KeKe” Wyatt is singing for you. The


The Michael Schenker Group: Be Aware of Scorpions

Be Aware of Scorpions, the title of the latest Michael Schenker Group offering, seems to have fueled speculation that there may be some sort of


    Shakira: Laundry Service

Maybe it's not your fault that you lost your nerve and made an extremely safe album. Maybe you were been talked into it by the Estefans. Their fingerprints are all over this record.


Busta Rhymes: Genesis

Busta Rhymes was a member of the acclaimed Long Island crew Leaders of the New School, but that means nothing, really. He was Busta but


Bob Marley: Exodus (Deluxe Edition)

“Rise oh fallen fighters/ Rise and take your stance again./ ‘Cause he who fight and run away/ Live to fight another day” —“The Heathen” In


The Movielife: The Movielife Has a Gambling Problem

The Movielife Has a Gambling Problem should make these boys stars. While the five-song EP is slight, it provides a glimpse of things to come.


Paul McCartney: Driving Rain / Mick Jagger: Goddess in the Doorway

Whereas experience has reinforced the stubbornness of Paul McCartney's devotion to romantic love, it has humbled Mick Jagger, confronting him with his own frailty, weakness and, ultimately, mortality.


Liars Academy: No News Is Good News

Punk pop never truly makes much sense. The spirit of punk and the spirit of pop are at odds with each other. Punk embraces rebellion,


Jewel: This Way

You Don’t Know Her At All“Poetry is a passage into those parts of our being where we understand who we have been and


Garrison: Be a Criminal

It’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of punk-influenced indie bands, with many of them utilizing the same musical touch points (The


Flanger: Inner Space/Outer Space

Beginning with a great German electro beat and vocal sample that sound like a promised delivery of the new wave of electro-disco sounds heard everywhere


David Dondero: Shooting at the Sun with a Water Gun

David Dondero is a thief. Eavesdropping in dive bars, he steals bits of conversations and drunken truths. The miserable pasts and shaky desires of bar


Brun Campbell: Joplin’s Disciple

Ragtime was music composed for solo piano, but it took as its inspiration marches and other European musical forms such as the polka. It also


Bonobo: Animal Magic

Animal Magic is the debut effort of Brighton producer Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, but it is not in fact a new release. It’


Brasil All-Stars: Sons da Terra

“The Slowest Festival in the World” takes place every summer in Berlin. It’s called “HeimatKlänge”. Every year, they pick a different region


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