Reviews

22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Fathers War by Paul West

For writer Paul West, the connections between the two world wars of the last century transcend the likes of a train car at Compiegne and

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shogun Assassin (2006)

The enduring draw that continues to bring people to this film is the timeless story of a protagonist done wrong by powers beyond his control, and the wish to bring that corruption down by any means necessary.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hatebreed: Supremacy

America's favorite hardcore band delivers its BEST BEST BEST album EVER EVER EVER!

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys: Legends of Country Music

In his rowdy Texas way, Bob Wills was just as avant-garde as any other musician America has ever had.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Isles: Perfumed Lands

These songs, though well executed and mostly rising above the influences that inform them, pass by without delivering much impact

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ska Cubano: ¡Ay Caramba!

A sort of modern lounge album, ¡Ay Caramba! is a fun and very well performed melding of national styles that are similarly appealing and yet are comprised of very different ingredients. Combining the recipes works.

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Alias & Tarsier: Plane That Draws a White Line

Alias and Tarsier are so reverential toward each others' work that they spend far too much time staying out of each others' way.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brett Dennen: So Much More

Dennen's second album is eloquently written and effortlessly beautiful.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

David Bixler: Call It a Good Deal

Jazz group takes accessible journey into new sounds.

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Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm

Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:59 PM

TV a-Go-Go by Jake Austen

According to author Jake Austen, televised rock music is in some ways an impossible combination ... and one that he absolutely adores. Rock music is essentially “

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:58 PM

Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers by Bill C. Malone

When it comes to tracing the roots of American music, there’s just no place like the South: jazz, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n’ roll,

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:57 PM

Clever Maids by Valerie Paradiz

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were prolific German scholars, yet the work they are best known for, the one that will eternally bear their name was

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21 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Donkeys: Donkeys

A San Diego foursome brings pop and country, blues and psyche into lazy focus on 10 killer cuts that are as demanding as you want them

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21 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

The Never: Antarctica

Antarctica is an impressive, artistic audio-visual multimedia experience...or something like that.

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21 Sep 2006 // 4:15 AM

Featuring former members of Antarctica and Christie Front Drive, the 101 has a garage sound emanating out of its polished power pop punk rock. “Dancing” is

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21 Sep 2006 // 4:02 AM

Survivor: Cook Islands

"I saw the chicken," said Jonathan. "I grabbed the chicken because the chicken was free."

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Various Artists: Doo-Wop Forever, Volume 2

Doo-Wop collections focuses on unknown acts and songs, most of which don't deserve to be forgotten.

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21 Sep 2006 // 3:23 AM

Shark (CBS)

Shark opens on James Woods. This is right, for he is the reason to watch.

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El Aviador Dro: Eléctrico!: The Best of Aviador Dro 1978 - 2006

Storied Spanish synth-pop techno band remains a mystery, despite this first US release.

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