Reviews

20 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Danger: Diabolik (1968)

Diabolik and Eva rob from the old, snaggle-toothed, and ugly, as if their precarious self-esteem demands they humiliate those less genetically fortunate.

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19 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Senor Coconut: Coconut FM

This is not just an indigenous reaction to previously established flavors of house and techno -- this is what happens when native musicians use electronic means of production to influence their own native idioms.

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	Nina Simone: The Soul of Nina Simone

An excellent DualDisc compilation that shows us Nina Simone the activist, songwriter and performer.

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	Omega One: The Lo-fi Chronicles

The man behind the decks and spraycan of classic Aesop Rock material steps out on his own in impressive fashion, although he chooses to remain in shadow.

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	Marah: If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry

The kids in Philly are back with their most assured, fun and engaging slab of urbanized heartland rock since, well, Kids in Philly.

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	Junior Brown: Live at the Continental Club: The Austin Experience

Brown is rooted in the past, in the days of honky tonk and rock 'n' roll.

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	Blind Arvella Gray: The Singing Drifter

Chicago-style blues was all about Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, etc. But this little known gent made his mark with one fine, fine album.

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19 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Mark Eitzel: Candy Ass

Second outing into electronic music for American Music Club frontman is a ramshackle collection that even the most diehard fan should avoid.

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	Esthero: Wikked Lil Grrrls

Seven years after her debut, Esthero returns to ignite a musical revolution and spark a long-forgotten musical affair.

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The White Stripes + The Shins + Brendan Benson: 24 September 2005 - Brooklyn, NY

Against the backdrop of Coney Island, the Earth shook. And no, it wasn't from the Cyclone...

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Power Rangers S.P.D. Vol. 2: Stakeout / Power Rangers S.P.D. Vol. 3: Wired

The problem: invading aliens. The solution: precocious teenagers. Isn't that always how we save the universe?

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19 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Confession and communication aren't the norm at Seattle Grace. Instead, the hospital crew all harbor secrets.

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The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

While there are no fantastical elements present in Tatsumi's stories, the overall sense of dread and undisguised revulsion at the human condition which pervade his worldview are strong enough to evoke the most horrific of reactions.

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	The Southland: Influence of Geography

The Southland head north for the first few, then head south for other summer-sounding songs that leave you somewhat out in the cold.

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18 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	M83: M83

The domestic reissue of the M83's debut finds a band still testing its wings.

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18 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Induce: Cycle

It's a rare album that can evoke both 'My Funny Valentine' and My Bloody Valentine.

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	Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra: Not in Our Name

Less an album of political conviction than an article of American hope, this gorgeous recording transcends difference and discovers delicate beauty.

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	Echo Depth Finders: The City of Dolls

Echo Depth Finders eschew the slick production and self-aggrandizement of traditional hip-hop, only to find themselves lost in figuring out how to deal with what's left.

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	The Earlies: These Were the Earlies

In 2004, NME gave their album a 9, but decreed their members too ugly to depict; their debut remains a weird and wonderful Earlies ticket to future sights unseen.

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	Deerhoof: The Runners Four

Deerhoof hones its formal experiments. Everybody wins!"

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