Tuesday, November 26 2013
Despite some minor quibbles, this is a very accomplished album and one that shows Flynn well on his way to becoming the U.K.’s next great folk troubadour.
Listening to this comp feels more like a college assignment, but the feeling of being properly educated is well worth it.
Monday, November 25 2013
When questions came up as to the toxicity of flame retardants, the three primary manufacturers made their case with faulty studies or deliberate misreadings of studies.
Ghosts doesn’t have the same ambition to attempt the social commentary that Modern Warfare had, but that allows it to go so buck wild crazy that the loss is worth it.
At 75 years, both Superman and the print collection that celebrates his anniversary, suggest the idea of perpetual fictions as public good.
Among the A-list jambands born in the mid-‘80s through about the early ‘90s, none has been more consistent that this one for as long a period, nor seems as poised to remain so.
Graham Nash has always seemed like an affable dude, but his personality grates rather quickly in this mercifully short memoir.
Six of the very best episodes and a treasure trove of extras make this boxed set worthy of commemorating the 25th anniversary of one of the funniest shows ever made.
The liner notes may actually be the most insightful part of this record, and that is no slight to the music.
Norway's Obliteration practice musical necromancy on Black Death Horizon, conjuring up that old time death metal sound from its grave, but with a seemingly inherent Norwegian urge to blacken it up.
As that tattooed tearaway Wade "Crybaby" Walker might say, "La Luz got it raw."
There's no way to sum up such a dynamic career on one disc. Period.
Time capsules from the golden age of Chicago house. Some of these tracks have aged better than others.
Friday, November 22 2013
Judi Dench's character journeys to America, haunted by the loss of her baby son and traumas at the hands of nuns in the Magdalene Laundries.
The cinematic worlds presented in the Cornetto Trilogy may be ending, but the legendary collaboration of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost lives on in The World's End DVD/Blu-ray set.
The spirits of Morrison and Manzarek feel like they’re in the house ...
Lilly Looking Through depends on silent storytelling to communicate its delightfulness.
Audrey Tautou is too internal an actress to make us feel her character's passionate quest for meaning.
A great band releases a set of carbon-copy versions of great songs to mark the beginning of their third decade. Confusingly, it's about as good as it is inessential.
Experience the dark and rumbling corners of today's innovative sounds from Planet Mu.