Reviews

3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thea Gilmore: Harpos Ghost

Thea Gilmore's music haunts long after Harpo's Ghost finishes.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

ASV is the tandem of Alice and Scott Vestal, two musicians known to anyone associated with the Appalachian region, the fiddle and the link between

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Don Byron: Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker

Byron's spark on this Junior Walker tribute is cooled by the work of the featured vocalists, ultimately directing listeners to the just go to the source.

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2 Oct 2006 // 8:00 AM

Kath Bloom: Finally

Less avant-garde than her work with Loren Mazzacane Connors, but transparently lovely, Finally marks the return of an eccentric and engaging songwriter.

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Jeff Walker und die Fluffers: Welcome to Carcass Cuntry

Former grindcore great goes hillbilly. Why not?

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Boy Eats Drum Machine: Pleasure

Boy Eats Drum Machine mines some freely available breaks to create an album that's... interesting.

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2 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Republic of Safety: Vacation

Since the evolution of Broken Social Scene, the musical communities of Toronto and Montreal have tightened, with people from both cities co-operating in different bands

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2 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Heroes

When his friend suggested he was deluding himself, Hiro said, "I want to be special." Subtlety is not going to be a strong suit in the series.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard is the best gothic film never made by Alfred Hitchcock. It still resonates as a comment upon our obsession with celebrity and the price that obsession exacts upon our lives and the lives of those we perpetually idolize and, on occasion, have forgotten entirely.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Killers: Sams Town

"This album is one of the best albums in the past 20 years. There's nothing that touches this album." -- Brandon Flowers, to MTV News, May 2006

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Fantastic Four: First Family

Sue sums up the thrust of the series, saying, "We're not born heroes, but we can learn."

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cursed From Birth by David Ohle

He fills an entire page with the single word "pain," adding at the very end, "and in hospitals you learn to, Hate, Hate ..."

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Johnny Adams: The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album

Adams might be a great vocalist, but this set doesn't have that one great performance he needs.

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Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Ever watching, waiting, and wisecracking, Watts is the irresistible underdog, cursed with loving a boy too "stupid" to see the truth.

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Chatham County Line: Speed of the Whippoorwill

While Chatham County Line is certainly a traditional bluegrass band, they aren't afraid to provide creative variations to an established theme.

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: Panic in Babylon

On Panic in Babylon, the master of reggae dub still has a fire in his belly and complete mastery over the recording studio.

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Jenny Piccolo: Jenny Piccolo

A 52-track, 36-minute discography from the late but not quite lamented hardcore act, Jenny Piccolo.

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Nouvelle Vague: Bande a Part

French Bossa Nova enthusiasts release another batch of reimagined new wave covers.

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2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nina Nastasia: On Leaving

On Leaving might as well be called On Ageing and Disillusionment.

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Modwheelmood: Enemies and Immigrants

When he isn’t with Trent Reznor, or biting the hand that feeds, Nine Inch Nails’ band member Alessandro Cortini has a side project called

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