Reviews

29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Goldfrapp: We Are Glitter

Goldfrapp and a host of collaborators take that white horse for another well-deserved go-round.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Ladytron

Anyone looking for a shimmy between fixes?

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Saw III (2006)

Even as he's dying of a cancerous tumor in his frontal lobe and so might have other things to think about, John holds fast to his self-image as moral instructor, not murderer.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Our Brand is Crisis (2005)

Democracy: open to interpretation.

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The Slits: Revenge of the Killer Slits

With one killer track and their revenge served luke-warm, this new EP is a brief and mildly successful comeback for these pioneering women of post-punk dub.

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Diamonds in the Rough: Diamonds in the Rough

The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on new material, so this will have to do until the next time that big teddy bear Ebbot,

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Sarah Vaughan: Send in the Clowns

The great jazz singer gets her entry in the Legacy "Signature Series", mostly pulled from later in her career.

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Murder à la Mod / The Moving Finger (1986)

While not perfect by any means, Murder A La Mod should be essential viewing for fans of Brian De Palma's work.

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The Juggaknots: Use Your Confusion

Ten years later, 10 years older, but still as fresh as ever.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Headman: On

German DJ invites over some friends, records some vocals, phones in some production.

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Whodini: Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini

How funky does a beat have to be before we call it a classic? Let's find out.

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Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977

At the core of the live set is Ritchie Blackmore, one of music's often overlooked guitar wizards, plying his trade and making it all look so easy.

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Various Artists: The Aaargh! Annual Year One

Canadian indie rock celebrates the DIY aesthetic, both visually and aurally.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Awesome Color: Awesome Color

It's aggressive, energetic music, but also rather one-dimensional, nowhere near as colorful as the name implies.

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26 Oct 2006 // 11:45 PM

Superhopper: Party Killers

Short but incredibly sweet, this slice of rock leaves you wanting only for more.

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The Bamboo Kids: Feel Like Hell

Kicking punk garage follow-up from NYC's criminally underrated Bamboo Kids... this time with a political edge.

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26 Oct 2006 // 11:15 PM

Over It: Step Outside Yourself

Despite some decent songwriting chops, too much of this California punk pop sounds bland.

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26 Oct 2006 // 11:10 PM

Conservatize Me by John Moe

The idea behind John Moe’s Conservatize Me sounds too much like something Morgan Spurlock would come up with on an off-night for his 30 Days

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Games and Sport in Everyday Life by Robert Perinbanayagam

If there’s a sociological study that would seem to have broad appeal, it’s one that looks at games and sport. Hunter College professor

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26 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Changing Times (2004)

Changing Times consistently rings true. It is gripping, thoughtful and concise.

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