Reviews

17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

DJ Logic: Zen of Logic

DJ Logic returns to the instrumental turntablism game with an album that is stubbornly eclectic, tough to feel and even harder to comprehend.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cex: Actual Fucking

Cex's Rjyan Kidwell goes back to indie rockin'. Think Maryland Mansions, except less depressing.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Casey Driessen: 3-D

This record changes everything. Witness a free-wheeling Americana near masterpiece.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Unai: A Love Moderne

The second album from Swedish producer Erik Möller dares you to laugh at its Eurodisco take on romance, then sucker-punches you with genuine emotion.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Agent Sparks: Red Rover

"This is only going to break my heart," Agent Sparks singer Stephanie Eitel sings on "Mr. Insecurity". And that's exactly what this mediocre album is going to do with expectant indie fans.

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Pieces of a Dream: Pillow Talk

It's never a good sign when you half expect every song to suddenly be interrupted with a voice saying "Your call is very important to us, and a representative will be with you shortly."

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14 Jul 2006 // 4:00 PM

Love Parade Part 2: The Review

When we arrive, the crowd is filled equally by exhibitionists, gawkers, partiers, and tourists. It started an hour ago, and there's already broken glass everywhere.

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14 Jul 2006 // 4:00 PM

Love Parade Part 1: The Rant

More than 100,000 people danced in the Love Parade in 1994. In 1999, it was 1.5 million. And then it all just kind of... died. So, can it be reborn?

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14 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Cars

We are finally getting to the point where controlling the avatar on-screen is actually like taking on the role of the movie's protagonist.

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14 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Omen (1976)

For many, The Omen represents the final film in Hollywood's unofficial 'Devil Trilogy', a look at the rising cultural interest in Satanism that began with Rosemary's Baby (1968), and blossomed with the genre classic The Exorcist (1973).

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Adored: A New Language

The Adored's eagerly anticipated debut album is a vibrant mixture of wry social observation and catchy hooks that packs a hugely entertaining punch.

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The Hidden Blade (Kakushi-ken: oni no tsume) (2004)

Katagiri's masculine code is being replaced by an economy premised on gunpowder and shot.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Little Man (2006)

None of these gender clichés is especially funny, and it doesn't help that Marlon Wayans' face often looks sloppily pasted onto the stunt bodies who do all the running around, falling, and crashing.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

This impossible place -- most desired object and least elucidated subject -- makes Molly typical of the women in white guy romcoms.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The OH in Ohio (2006)

The main problem with The OH in Ohio is that most of its hijinks seem cribbed from episodes of Sex and the City -- and we're talking Season Two.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Some Girls: Crushing Love

The sophomore release from Juliana Hatfield's all-female side project, a winner combining edge with sweetness.

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Chavela Vargas: At Carnegie Hall

You might think that the people in this audience are idiots for cheering at a raspy voice. You might prefer raw, bitey, old Vargas to young Vargas. You might not know what to think.

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An Albatross: Blessphemy (of the Peace-Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Warp Kumite)

Oddly enough, this spastic, drug-driven hardcore record is incredibly soulful.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lithops: Queries

Electronic music dates quickly, and IDM -- even precise, focused IDM -- dates even quicker.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moth: Immune to Gravity

The latest from Moth is a fun and consistently strong album of gloriously dumb, but really quite smart, indie rock music.

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