Reviews

24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Sopranos

The problem with the Soprano family, as Bobby chided Tony, is that they "always go too far". It's also a primary reason the show is so compelling.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Bloody Panda: Pheromone

Don't let the name fool you; this is some of the most riveting doom metal you'll hear all year.

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The Wow Climax by Henry Jenkins

Jenkins is writing about things that make him go "wow," but he needs to remember his readers won't always feel the same way.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Spank Rock: Fabriclive 33

Spank Rock curate the latest mix in the Fabriclive series, and manage to make Yes and Kurtis Blow good bedfellows, while also tapping hard-hitters like DFA and Daft Punk to anchor this strong compilation.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Maria McKee: Late December

After a strong first half, McKee's theatrical ambitions get the better of her on this uneven mixture of roots, R&B, glam, and rock opera.

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Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs: Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show, Vols 1 and 2 [DVD]

Throw together some top-shelf bluegrass, some cornball humor, and some cooking tips, and you've got yourself a show!

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Slaine: The White Man is the Devil Volume 2: Citizen Caine

Slaine is like the rap equivalent of Leonardo Dicaprio’s Southie-raised undercover cop from Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Born in working class Dorchester, Slaine

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The Vocokesh: ...All This and Hieronymus Bosch

Milwaukee psych legends crank lysergic surf and abyss-howling feedback in loving tribute to Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee, Hieronymus Bosch, and a mysterious guy named Eddie.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Pterodactyl: Pterodactyl

Abrasive and explosive, Pterodactyl soars in with their debut release. Think contemporary noise rock meets early Modest Mouse.

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24 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Gerald LeVert: In My Songs

In My Songs is a solid, dependable album that’s a fitting finale to a career that has sadly ended before it's time.

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The Photo Atlas: No, Not Me, Never

Yay dancing, yay rock guitars, yay fun.

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Same Time, Same Station: Creating American Television, 1948-1961 by James L. Baughman

A non-nostalgic history of mass-consumption TV.

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Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter: Live at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival [DVD]

Your chance to see genuine musical legends struggling against the tide of perfidious fashion - and losing.

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24 Apr 2007 // 10:58 PM

Bones - Season One

The real mystery for me is why someone of the academic caliber of Reichs, who is also the creator and producer of the series, allows for such evident blunders and inaccuracies.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:04 PM

The Go Find: Stars on the Wall

This perfectly amalgamated Morr Music band's sophomore album is mopey yet pleasant, Post Service-sounding indie pop.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:03 PM

Paper Airplanes: Boyhood

They might have muddy, low-fi production values, but these prog-friendly indie rockers don't let that stop them from thinking big.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:02 PM

Bright Eyes: Four Winds

“Restrained” is a word not often seen in Bright Eyes reviews, but it’s the best way to describe this new EP by Conor Oberst and friends.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:01 PM

The Acorn: Tin Fist

Hushed, hallowed, and at times eerie, Ottawa group the Acorn make some very impactful music.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz is all about the guys. And who needs girls when you have guns?

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Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You by Sean Thomas

People do stupid things in the pursuit of love and lust, and if you haven't then you're lying.

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