Reviews

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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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Fleshies: Scrape the Walls

Fleshies make great music -- until Jello Biafra makes an unwanted appearance.

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David Kimbrough Jr.: Shell-Shocked

At question is whether a musician can extend things in this or that direction, and very possibly the performer of "Shell Shocked" can.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Freeheat: Back on the Water

Let's be honest. A good portion of this record will tease your endorphin receptors the way all those great Mary Chain songs did.

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Shawn Colvin: These Four Walls

A glut of singer-songwriters are vying for attention in 2006, but it would be a shame to forget an artist whose two-decade career has likely inspired a flock of imitators.

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13 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hilltop Hoods: The Hard Road

You can't think of Australian hip-hop now without running into these guys, and they're a perfect touchstone for anyone remotely curious about what this term "Aussie hip-hop" even means.

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Mojoe: Classic.Ghetto.Soul

This San Antonio, Texas, duo's got the right vibe. Now they need stronger lyrics and patient fans.

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Messer für Frau Müller: Triangle, Dot & Devil

Russian neo-lounge act's camp and kitsch belies its complex sampling and arrangements.

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The Husbands: Theres Nothing Id Like More Than To See You Dead

YOU try telling these primal r'n'r gals that women can't be Husbands.

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Silent Civilian: Rebirth of the Temple

Spineshank is to Fear Factory as Silent Civilian is to...

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12 Sep 2006 // 2:24 AM

nip/tuck

Through the various clients' histories and desires, nip/tuck inquires into current arrangements of social power.

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