Reviews

29 Mar 2007 // 3:45 AM

Sons of Hollywood

Trying too hard to be stylish and too little to conjure a plot, Sons of Hollywood can't quite decide what it has to say.

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29 Mar 2007 // 3:20 AM

This American Life

Ira Glass' specialty is finding seemingly obscure or trivial occurrences, demonstrating and respecting their significance in the lives of those involved.

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29 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

WonderCon 2007

WonderCon has become for so many not just an occasional visit but a yearly tradition

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Moonlighting - Season Five - The Final Season

A Moonlighting discussion -- about the romance, chemistry, and physics of a classic show.

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John Prine: Live on Soundstage 1980 [DVD]

In this welcoming performance, one of music’s most remarkable songwriters brings you back to where it all began.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:04 PM

Yndi Halda: Enjoy Eternal Bliss

Yndi Halda has woven a beautiful tapestry with their debut.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:03 PM

Zozobra: Harmonic Tremors

This is a monstrously loud, utterly enjoyable slab of melodic metal.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:02 PM

Lily Frost: Flights of Fancy

The Canadian indie pop singer returns with a fine little EP of "misfit songs".

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:01 PM

The Fratellis: The Flathead EP

The Fratellis are the musical equivalent of Andy Millman's When the Whistle Blows: broad, catchphrase-based, and utterly demoralizing

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The Oscar Peterson Trio: The Berlin Concert [DVD]

A 1985 concert by the jazz trio led by legendary pianist Peterson is straight-ahead swing of a somewhat mechanical nature

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Inside the Music of Brian Wilson by Philip Lambert

It's the ultimate in the band A = band B + band C style of music criticism, and it grows old quickly.

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Various Artists: International Sad Hits

Even in this supposed global information era there's still music of stature and depth being made in other countries without our knowledge.

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Maria Taylor: Lynn Teeter Flower

Taylor is a blues singer of an atypical type, expressing emotions in a calm, controlled fashion, more like most people do on an everyday basis.

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Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Having attained mainstream success -- and arguably the world's most coveted guitarist -- Modest Mouse are back. Surprisingly, they sound like neither event ever happened.

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28 Mar 2007 // 11:00 PM

Ry Cooder: My Name Is Buddy

On his latest album, global producer and cultural resurrectionist Ry Cooder is influenced by another great and important artist: himself.

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The Prize Fighter Inferno: My Brothers Blood Machine

Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez has written some decent enough songs for his new project, but it's the clumsy attempts to tie it to the Coheed mythology that doom it to mediocrity.

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David Ball: Heartaches By The Number

Much like the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Heartaches By the Number is a sure winner, simply for its ingredients alone.

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Twisted Black: Street Fame

Gangsta philosophy: does life imitate gangsta rap or does gangsta rap imitate life? And while you're pondering that, should you be having dreams about Harriet Tubman?

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The Mooney Suzuki: The Maximum Black EP

Underrated rock revivalists get back to their raw rock roots with a re-release of their excellent debut EP.

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy / Oprah’s Book Club selection

Oprah loves the father-son journey of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel and has made it the newest pick in the influential Oprah's Book Club.

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