Reviews

6 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bango: Bango

Bango is allegedly a much-sought-after rarity on the psych collector's market; presumably Brazilian psych-rock records didn't have as wide a distribution as, say, the Quicksilver Messenger Service.

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	Black Dice: Broken Ear Record

S&M, sex with robots, and something else about the efficacy of sound.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

BEWARE: This review exhibits no Pavement-related nostalgia. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, are ya?

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Twins

The disturbing thing about these reversals of 'smart' and 'dumb' is the anti-intellectualism they represent.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Three Wishes

God and Amy Grant, in all their just bounty, have the right to say no to your wishes. Before then, at least you can audition your agony in front of the American public.

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6 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Night Stalker

The remake of the Darren McGavin vehicle derives from the adventures of Mulder and Scully, down to the male/female tag team of investigators and a secret conspiracy involving mysterious deaths, unexplained body markings, and brooding supernatural forces..

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The Flavor of our Faith: Reflections on Hispanic Life and Christian Faith by Karen Valentin with Rev

The Hispanic/Anglo issues addressed by Valentin contain universal cultural themes.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Why?: Elephant Eyelash

With so many references to semen, suicide, and jerking off, how could this be anything but one of the best records of the year?"

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Marty Robbins: The Essential Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins should be in the all-time top echelon of country artists even if we’re just only talking about “El Paso,” one of the 10 greatest songs of all time.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Terry Reid: Superlungs

The better part of Reid's talent lies in how natural and inevitable he can make his vocal impossibilities sound.

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	Lynn Miles: Love Sweet Love

It's never too late to discover Lynn Miles.

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	Jason Forrest: Shamelessly Exciting

The most unpredictable moment on this album comes with its most normal track.

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	Russ Freeman: Safe at Home

With the unearthing and issue of these private recordings a 1940s bebop piano prodigy suddenly but posthumously has his first whole album to himself! The year was 1959, and this prime stuff comes together in the sort of live experience that makes happy!"

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	For Against: December

A long-overdue reissue of one of the most tragically overlooked albums of the 1980s.

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5 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Aswefall: Bleed

Aswefall are content in just taking us for a visit back to 1987.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

A great band on an off day is still better than some bands on their best. Here's proof...

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Loonatics Unleashed

The 'plot' consisted of typical tricks, lots of lame puns, and more action scenes than in Michael Bay's wettest dreams.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities.

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America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 5

It's easy (and obligatory) to poke fun at America's Next Top Model, but important to remember that it represents the televisual tip of a gazillion dollar industry iceberg.

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Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish by Abigail Pogrebin

Wieseltier condemns the a la carte Judaism of those who choose what aspect of the religion they like and leave the rest behind and considers those people incompetent because they don't bother to learn what they don't know.

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