Reviews

31 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Peeping Tom: Peeping Tom

Stop the presses! Mike Patton still knows how to sing like a (sort of) normal human being!

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Nino Moschella: Man of Many Hats

If you receive a demo that includes the banging of a broomstick, how good could the album really be? As it turns out, it can be extremely good. In fact, it could one of the year's best.

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Cherubs: Uncovered by Heartbeat

It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all.

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31 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Saves the Day: Sound the Alarm

Saves the Day have given their fans nothing exciting, innovative, or new.

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Kind of Like Spitting: The Thrill of the Hunt

The hunt may be short, but damn is it worthwhile.

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The Fever: In The City of Sleep

A shockingly entertaining and ambitious resurgence from what used to be just another NYC postpunk regurgitation.

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Dafnis Prieto: Absolute Quintet

Dafnis Prieto's Quintet is absolute because he composed it and the music together. Creative band!

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Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band

To be sure, a tour like this involves a certain degree of trust, particularly when you're dropping 90 bones to hear the Boss sing 'Froggie Went A'Courtin.'

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The good guys are good, the bad guys are despicably evil, and the girls are buxom and gorgeous.

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This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes

In any city except Los Angeles such characters grouped together might seem ridiculous, yet one of the ways in which this city undermines fiction is that it defies all attempts to invent the improbable.

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ralph Towner: Time Line

Music to hear pins drop by.
 

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Smoosh: Free to Stay

What if I don't like Free to Stay? What if I find the Smoosh sisters' dad on my doorstep with a baseball bat a couple days after this review runs?

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Absentee: Schmotime

It's music for schmoes, and deep down we're all schmoes.

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Slo-Mo: My Buzz Comes Back

As relaxed and jammy as it was initially intended to be, the result is neutered by its blatant transparency

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Blue October: Foiled

One-hit wonders from Texas give commerical success another go, and wind up with a dark and biting pop album that shatters any preconceptions that ever existed about them.

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dieselboy: The Human Resource

America's top d&b DJ presents a compilation of pumped-up, scalpel-sharp tunes.

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sophie Barker: Earthbound

It's a shame when moments of such beauty can be swallowed by albums that fall into the same old downtempo traps.

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Dub Syndicate: The Rasta Far I

If you've never heard anything by the Dub Syndicate, this will serve as a good primer. If you are a fan already, waiting patiently until summer 2007 for the new album, then this might sate your appetite until then.

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	PJ Harvey: PJ Harvey on Tour: Please Leave Quietly [DVD]

This tour documentary is able to do what most artists can only dream about: it re-animates PJ Harvey's back catalogue, re-invents her sound palette, and flaunts (in the most positive way) her skill and versatility not only as a singer, musician, and visual artist, but also as a businesswoman.

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The Kids in the Hall: Complete Season 4

If we share Freud's liberationist stance on the power of humor, then no sketch comedy series is more pure and direct in its dissident hilarity than The Kids in the Hall.

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