Reviews

14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The OH in Ohio (2006)

The main problem with The OH in Ohio is that most of its hijinks seem cribbed from episodes of Sex and the City -- and we're talking Season Two.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Some Girls: Crushing Love

The sophomore release from Juliana Hatfield's all-female side project, a winner combining edge with sweetness.

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Chavela Vargas: At Carnegie Hall

You might think that the people in this audience are idiots for cheering at a raspy voice. You might prefer raw, bitey, old Vargas to young Vargas. You might not know what to think.

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An Albatross: Blessphemy (of the Peace-Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Warp Kumite)

Oddly enough, this spastic, drug-driven hardcore record is incredibly soulful.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lithops: Queries

Electronic music dates quickly, and IDM -- even precise, focused IDM -- dates even quicker.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moth: Immune to Gravity

The latest from Moth is a fun and consistently strong album of gloriously dumb, but really quite smart, indie rock music.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

David Wilcox: Vista

Singer-songwriter David Wilcox travels in an Airstream for two years with his family. The result is this interesting folksy album.

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Brad Goode: Hypnotic Suggestion

Whatever Dizzy Gillespie meant when he referred to Brad Goode as "Little Red Rodney", the brilliance of sound certainly is one possibility.

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The group Run Run Run hearkens back to the shoegazer age, which was a short-lived musical era. In fact, its stylistic description says more about the bored musicians that played it, then the sound itself.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Outsiders #34-37

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.

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Play Between Worlds by T.L. Taylor

If you have no intention of ever playing EverQuest but are still curious about what sort of spells clerics can cast and the contingent ethics of 'kill stealing', this text is for you.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Dudesons

For the Dudesons, it's all about the commotion, the more extreme, the better. For them, pain is a reward. For us, it's more frightening than funny.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Psych

Psych seems an ideal show for its moment, as viewers can disdain its predictability and identify with its cynicism about that predictability at the same time.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Annapolis (2006)

Toward the end of 'achieving a balance' in the film, Justin Lin says, 'It was just basically a massage all the way through, from the writing to the production to the editing.'

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13 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.

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Alice Smith: For Lovers, Dreamers, & Me

Wait a sec. Don't call "Extreme Makeover: Music Edition" just yet. There's a new voice in town that's sure to excite the lovers and dreamers of the world.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Planet Rock

A new Rough Guide proves that although the world is small, it has no shortage of regional variations on the theme of rock and roll.

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13 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kaada: Music For Moviebikers

This quiet, little release is all the more welcome amid the bombast accepted as atmospheric rock.

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Steve Reid Ensemble: Spirits Walk

Spirit Walk is ostensibly credited to the Steve Reid Ensemble, but the disc serves a far more important role as a companion piece to Reid and Hebden's recent collaborations.

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Eugene Mirman: En Garde, Society!

Mirman's style of comedy is remarkably casual, laid-back and almost improvised in its feel: where he differentiates himself is with his off-hand, absurdist delivery and the unexpected directions in which he takes his jokes.

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