Reviews

18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Elkland: Golden

If Elkland have any saavy at all, they'll return to the studio to re-tool, and comb the chicken bone predictions of tastemakers to find a newly budding style.

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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	DJ Craze: Miami Heat

Listening to Miami Heat it is impossible to deny the facility that Craze brings to the tables, and it's easy to see how an American DJ was able to ensconce himself so easily in the traditionally exclusive scene.

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18 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Eric Clapton: Back Home

At one time, Eric Clapton was God. Right now, he's not even George Burns.

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One band pleased the crowd; the other pleased themselves - guess which one got booed?

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Home Movies: Season 2

Small, Bouchard, and Galasky are likable humans, but sweeter cartoons.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.

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The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Enlightenments by Gertrude Himmelfarb

Any concept of Enlightenment that can attempt with a straight face to trace a direct genealogy to George W. Bush is predicated on a reading of history so attenuated and abused as to be rendered comically unrecognizable.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Proof (2005)

And yet, for all the potential nuance in this knotting, the film leaves the sisters caught up in a familiar conflict.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lord of War (2005)

As Yuri plainly gets off on risk, he's also broadly representative of cavalier attitudes toward risk concerning vulnerable individuals and communities.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Because Elizabeth inhabits a romantic comedy, her frantic pace and lonely life cannot continue.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Simple, kind, honest, and unpatronising, Because of Winn-Dixie handles the friendship between Opal and her mutt quite perfectly.

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	The Ying Yang Twins: United States of Atlanta: Chopped & Screwed

Why is it that I can listen to Blowfly without flinching, groove along with Luke Skyywalker and the gang when the mood hits, but Kaine and D-Roc's antics turn my stomach?"

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	Stereolab: Kybernetická Babicka EP

Stereolab add three new singles to their already mind-boggling discography. Obsessive-compulsive fans get ready -- they're on vinyl!"

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Supergrass: Road to Rouen

Britpoppers finally make the album worth listening to after smoking their name.

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	The Main Ingredient: Everybody Plays the Fool: The Best of The Main Ingredient

The '70s R&B group that set the stage for Sade and Hall & Oates. Is that really such a bad thing?"

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Harv: Polka Raggioso

They're young. They're hot. They play polka.

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	Fates Warning: Awaken the Guardian (Expanded Edition)

The influential progressive metal album gets the deluxe treatment.

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15 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Diamond Nights: Popsicle

There's nothing wrong with a bit of patently uncool retro rock, especially when it's done this well.

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	Chelsea: Urban Kids: A Punk Rock Anthology

The band's music is competent, often fun, and likely laid the groundwork for more than a few oi bands to follow.

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	The Bevis Frond: London Stone

Bevis Frond's follow-up to their classic New River Head finally arrives in America, and its blend of indie and classic rock could not have come at a better time.

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