Reviews

14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Land of the Blind (2006)

Perhaps only upon repeat viewings will audiences become convinced that this film is not merely a stale piece of bread, if you will, but in fact something more meaty.

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Water (2005)

Water is excellent enough on its own and well worth seeing, but an opportunity to further explore issues of societal oppression, especially surrounding the making of this film, was missed.

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Sascha Funke: Boogybytes Vol. 2

As you might expect from the pedigree, this is a pretty rad CD, positively brimming with techno goodness.

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Viva Voce: Get Yr Blood Sucked Out

Pop this in the car system, roll the windows down, put on the shades, sip the Dr. Pepper and haul ass. Pick up that special someone. Then cruise to the lake and make out.

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The Black Keys: Magic Potion

Big label, big backing, big buzz but basically brilliant, beautiful, beefy bluesy boogie blueprint being brought by the barren brain trust of Auerbach and Carney yet again.

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Tyde: Three’s Co.

For Darren Rademaker, life may be a beach, but it's not always sunny there.

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Amor Fati: Love Fate

“I would have wanted more collaborators,” writes Amaury Perez, “but everyone is busy so DIY.” For an almost one-man outfit (he has help from a

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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Xiu Xiu: The Air Force

The Air Force is, without a doubt, Xiu Xiu’s best album and grandest statement.

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Josephine Foster: A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

A free folk release that transcends even that label to acheive true freedom.

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13 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Helios: Eingya

Acheiving that fleeting balance between prettiness and interest, Helios delivers a lush instrumental that actually engages the heart.

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13 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Gomma Workshop: Cantina Tapes

Italian Surrealist Cartoon Music for the Soul.

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13 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Good Riddance: My Republic

Punk band hasn't changed much in a decade, for better and worse.

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13 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sunday Night Football/Monday Night Football

John Madden is the ultimate broadcaster, in spite of his occasionally nonsensical commentary. He and Al Michaels mesh better than anyone else in the game.

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13 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Genius: A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Primetime Special

An all too brief look at the smarty-pants of the world.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chris Marker by Nora M. Alter

With sprawlingly ambitious movies like these to his credit, it's ironic that Marker's best-known film is La Jetee, a 28-minute short composed almost entirely of still photos.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

A.L.I.E.E.E.N.

Taken out of a timeline each tragedy seems epic, because without a wider context they are the entirety of the context.

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The Mars Volta: Amputechture

Go ahead. Give it the patience it deserves.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Broken Saints - The Animated Comic Epic

The fact that Broken Saints has gotten critical acclaim in its DVD release adds an air of mainstream legitimacy to the burgeoning world of Flash animation.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp

Though definitely dated in its approach to the material, and losing a bit of its laughable luster along the way, Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp still stands as a wonderful reminder of the days when being an operative was the height of considered cool.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Two Ton Boa: Parasiticide

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a band with two bass guitars sound less funky.

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