Reviews

19 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Police: Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out [DVD]

Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out is more effective as a nostalgia trip for people intimately involved in the early days of The Police than as a telling work of cultural history.

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Beaten Awake: Lets Get Simplified

Indie collaboration group mixes it up for mostly good results.

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Monsieur Leroc: Im Not Young But I Need The Money

Monsieur Leroc is the guy who bought the DJ Shadow "Wanna-be-a-producer?" plastic playset -- and managed to do pretty impressive things with it.

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Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker: Some Skunk Funk

A reprise of the best of the Brecker Brothers Band, with the aid of the WDR Big Band

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The Brecker Brothers: Sneakin Up Behind You

The Legacy Signature Series profiles the NY sound of mid-'70s funk-fusion.

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19 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ojos de Brujo: Techarí

Ojos de Brujo is back with an excellent third album that blends traditional flamenco with diverse styles, ranging from hip-hop to reggae.

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Luna: The Best of Luna and Lunafied

In Luna, Dean Wareham quipped his way through New York's arty-boho, high-society set over a cinematic soundscape of catchy melodies, guitar textures, and chugging Velvet Underground-inspired rock.

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Dan Melchior: Fire Breathing Clones on Cellular Phones

Billy Childish collaborator Dan Melchior rips the world another one with scorching blues rock vamps and lacerating lyrics.

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18 Oct 2006 // 6:00 AM

12twelve: LUnivers

The Spanish jazz/post-rock quartet delivers one of the year's most interesting -- and rewarding -- albums.

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New Salem Witch Hunters: New Salem Witch Hunters

Back in the garage with their bullshit detectors! 1986 Ohio classic reissued for 20th anniversary.

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18 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Tierra Santa: Mejor Morir en Pie

Tierra Santa is the top metal group in Spain. This is their eighth album, and it apparently puts a much higher emphasis on melody than

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18 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

South Park

As the boys grew pimply and fat (Cartman got fatter), the gaming company focused on finding more consumers. Everyone was at fault, from kids to corporate suits.

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Robert Pollard: Normal Happiness

Far from giving up the grape, Dayton, Ohio's greatest rockstar opts for consistency on sixth effort of the year.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

30 Rock: Series Premiere

Whether Fey the writer lacked willingness to insert any 'edgy' material into her show or Fey the producer removed it is irrelevant. The result is the same: a show neutered beyond relevance and devoid of entertainment value.

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Weird Al Yankovic: Straight Outta Lynwood

Weird Al Yankovic's latest CD, Straight Outta Lynwood, will certainly appeal to nerds -- and the nerd in all of us (and perhaps even a few cool people, too).

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Alan Jackson: Like Red on a Rose

While it was Alan Jackson's idea to bring in Alison Krauss, it seems he may have got more than he bargained for.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

White Rat by Gayl Jones

Because Jones has already created such a definitive image of black identity through dialect, she forces the reader to question the underlying assumptions behind the way language identifies us.

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18 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kinky: Reina

It’s official: Kinky are now the Mexican Beck.

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The Panda Band: This Vital Chapter

This Vital Chapter is a huge-hearted, trippy adventure through spaced-out cacophony and endless melody; it's addictive, derivative, and immensely enjoyable.

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