Reviews

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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21 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Amazing Race

The race began on Kite Hill in Seattle's Gas Works Park, a perfectly photogenic place, but also the scene of the most unpopular victory in the show's history.

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21 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Men in Trees

Imagine Sex and the City set up on a blind date with Northern Exposure, and you have a pretty good take on Men in Trees.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pete Yorn: Nightcrawler

A good album from a maturing artist of great talent.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sister Roses Passion (2006)

Sister Rose is living proof of the adage that one person can make a difference.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lamb of God: Sacrament

The Virginia quintet continues to raise their middle finger to anyone and everyone, their congregation continuing to grow exponentially.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Mayer: Continuum

If that stinky “Wonderland” taste is still in your mouth, a dose of “Continuum” will go a long way towards knocking it right out.

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The Mystery Guest by Grégoire Boullier, translated by Lorin Stein

The book is a rant, in a manner, though humanely short and composed with impeccable precision and grace.

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Chris Thile: How to Grow a Woman From the Ground

The Nickel Creek front man and mandolin marvel drops back for a relatively traditional bluegrass date, featuring other young hotshots and a couple of modern rock covers with a Kentucky tinge.

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Hello Stranger: Hello Stranger

A disappointing debut from another Californian 1980s revivalist troupe.

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The Zutons: Tired of Hanging Around

Influences like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and the Jam all congeal together in perfect proportions on this great sophomore release from Liverpool indie-rockers the Zutons.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Tomorrow Show: Tom Snyders Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show

For the Deadhead completist, this may make the DVD a worthwhile addition to their library. For everyone else, it’s useful only as an example of arrogance run wild.

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Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the

Campy sex jokes with a sunshine pop smile covering some twisted, possibly damned, souls.

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