Reviews

12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Related

Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.

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12 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Darkwitch Rising: Book Three of the Troy Game by Sara Douglass

Douglass' writing contains a neutrality that resists forcing the readers into believing in the good or evil of her characters.

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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)

Even though the series focuses on German suffering, it does not avoid German racism, anti-Semitism, and intolerance.

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	Various Artists: Grlz: Women Ahead of Their Time

This is a fine collection that will shed light on many of post-punk's unjustly forgotten artists.

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	Various Artists: Searching for Soul: Rare & Classic Soul, Funk & Jazz from Michigan 1968-1980

The underground sounds of Detroit's funk scene have been unearthed. The soul mining is worth the effort, yielding 14 real musical gems that most people have never had the opportunity to hear before.

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	The Pharcyde: Humboldt Beginnings

Why can't the Pharcyde be funny?"

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	Madness: The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1

The Nutty Boys do more than trot out rubbish in an effort to make some easy coin, they give us a record worth listening to and a reminder of why we loved them in the first place.

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11 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	TG Mauss: Mechanical Eye

There are a lot of good elements, but the overall effect is somewhat less than compelling.

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11 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kid 606: Resilience

Kid 606 finally finds the freedom to make the album he's always wanted to make -- a completely and utterly ordinary one.

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11 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	John Doyle: Wayward Son

Nothing flashy here, just a man singing and playing guitar Celtic folk style, with able assistance from other stellar vocalists and instrumentalists like Linda Thompson, Kate Rusby, and Danny Thompson.

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	Castanets: First Light’s Freeze

This spare, creepy album is often pleasant and always surprising. Bearded zombies in love: I've got your soundtrack.

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11 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Close to Home

Violence and oppression are everywhere in Close to Home. And that 'everywhere' is specific -- the burbs.

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11 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rockers (1977)

For the last 25 years, Rockers has passed the spirit of Roots, Rock and Reggae on to successive generations. A remastered and re-released DVD promises to continue its legacy.

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11 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Over the Edge (1979)

Revisiting Over the Edge is always an education, especially if you grew up watching it repeatedly, as I did.

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10 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	311: Don’t Tread on Me

Despite its confrontational title, Don't Tread on Me is a lighter, happier version of the shtick 311 has all but trademarked over the past 15 years.

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	Bill Ricchini: Tonight I Burn Brightly

Bill Ricchini's new album evokes Brian Wilson, Elliott Smith, and Belle and Sebastian -- just the way he likes it.

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	Tim O’Brien: Fiddler’s Green / Cornbread Nation

Bluegrass authenticity and huge ears make Tim O'Brien all the musician you can handle.

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	Magnolia Electric Co.: Hard to Love a Man EP

Jason Molina and company show that they still have energy to spare.

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10 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Modeselektor: Hello Mom!

The next time you're wandering around the record store and thinking to yourself 'Man, I really wish I could find a CD that, like, really rokked', look no further than our German homies Modeselektor.

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	The King of France: The King of France

NYC band's latest release (its first with all band members involved) is quirky and accessible, roughly one non sequitur away from Robyn Hitchcock-caliber idiosyncrasy.

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