Monday, October 21 2002
Musical categories are a less-than-perfect short cut used by lazy reviewers to describe a band and it’s music. In a short review, I would
Back in mid-August, 2000, a neat little MP3 file started making the rounds on the net that featured an unknown Boston band who had managed to
Until now Of Montreal’s universe kept getting bigger from album to album. While they started on their 1997 debut Cherry Peel as a one-person band,
It’s become one of the truisms of jazz that Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman is under-recorded. Some would also say underrated, but only in
Sometimes success comes full-circle, and no matter how much you achieve over time, you wind up back where you started. For Dave’s True Story,
Singer-songwriter Carrie Akre spent the early years of her career as frontwoman for such Seattle alternative acts as Hammerbox and Goodness, and more recently with
Friday, October 18 2002
Contrary to Kellogg's message, self-denial is ultimately the disease, not the cure.
Gore Verbinski's The Ring is relentlessly disquieting and incoherent, and sometimes trite in ways it doesn't need to be.
Deftly rearranges any number of generic conventions, from romantic comedies, musicals, and melodramas with happy endings that can't make sense but seem inevitable and necessary.
Perverse as that sounds, the opportunity really is an actor's dream: role-of-a-lifetime gig and therapeutic session in one fell swoop.
Heaven begins with assorted ascents. Written by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski (with Krzysztof Piesiewicz), and intended as part of a trilogy (Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory), it explores accident and fate, guilt and grief, time and truth.
In Ronny Yu's mostly formulaic Formula 51, Samuel L. Jackson plays Elmo McElroy, a chemical whiz busted for smoking reefer.
It's ironic and wholly predictable that Keyhoe's protest against government and military censorship was, in fact, censored in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.
'I don't know you, I don't know your work, but I think you're very talented.'"
Cynical and beautiful. No wonder the boys can't resist her.
Thursday, October 17 2002
The Waco Brothers are almost impossible to resist. Their rambling, shambling honky-tonk rock ‘n’ roll is so unapologetically derivative and at the same time so
Have you missed them much? It’s been three years since their last studio album, but Underworld is pulsating back onto the dance floor with
Can someone please explain to me what’s behind this big Swedish rock revolution? Is there something in the water? Is it all the lingonberries?
As unlikely as it might seem, Wayne Hussey and the Mission UK are back in top form with their latest release, Aura. Apparently, all Hussey
Arguably one of the most important recordings done by a black artists in the post-Civil Rights era, throughout Amazing Grace Franklin seamlessly weaves through traditional sacred recordings.