Reviews

8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Godsmack: IV

When they're good, they're actually okay. It's when they're not good that the problems start.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Quinceañera (2005)

Both cast off as "liars" by their families, Magdalena and Carlos assume one another's truths.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

An Early Frost

Despite adhering to rigid Standards and Practice regulations, An Early Frost still resonates, thanks in large part to an intelligent script, committed performances and filmmakers who knew they an important story to tell.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

BOFFO! by Peter Bart

Wherever audience and critical reaction has fused together to create a cultural consensus of "this stinks" or "this is amazing," Bart will be right there, ready to nod along with the best of them, and to tell everyone why everyone is right.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Room 6

Room 6 is the kind of movie that gives the horror genre a black eye.

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The Sound: The Dutch Radio Recordings

These five CDs fill out the live history of one of the greatest post-punk bands to ever hit the stage.

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Counting Crows: New Amsterdam

Amidst the pleasant yet bland newer material remains hope that the Crows can one day recapture their wet-behind-the-ears, nervous and energetic charm.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dead to Me: Cuban Ballerina

Featuring former members of punk group One Man Army, Dead to Me’s debut album isn’t that different from Cal-punk bands you can buy

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The White Birch: Come Up For Air

Lush, adult pop recorded with a true sense of beauty and transcendence that belies its darker origins.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Mutts: I Us We You

Perhaps these puppies should be taken to the pound.

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Public Enemy: Bring That Beat Back

As Public Enemy's latest set of remixes focuses on beats, their politics are still bangin'. But has Public Enemy become a group of superheroes or brothers from another planet?

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Elan: Together As One

Former Wailers frontman throws his solo hat in the ring with the debut record from Tony Kanal's Kingsbury Studios.

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Death Cab for Cutie + Mates of State

We have the facts, and we're voting yes.

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7 Aug 2006 // 8:00 AM

Black Fiction: Ghost Ride

You could peg San Francisco’s Black Fiction as another skewed member of the freak folktronica tribe, residing just down the hall from Tunng and

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The Cosmopolitans: Wild Moose Party

This album revisits a lost group described by the Village Voice as “New Wave pom-pom girls with brains.” The band, which lasted for roughly a

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7 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Spinform: Bryter Tystnaden

Taking the Knife’s commercial ‘haunted’ house and extrapolating it to the realm of experimental electronica, Uppsala, Sweden’s Spinform (a guy called Erik Moller,

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Spanish Colored Orange: Hopelessly Incapable of Standing in the Way EP

Unfortunately, Hopelessly… falls into the category of records that don’t come close to being as good as their titles. The ideas are all good

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7 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

The BellRays

in Joe's Pub is like stuffing a stick of dynamite into a shoebox...

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Sisters (2005)

Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trio Beyond: Saudades

Three jazz super-heavyweights breathe new life into the work of visionary drummer and composer Tony Williams. This one burns!

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