Reviews
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,

READ more
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.

READ more
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.

READ more
The Juggaknots: Use Your Confusion

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

READ more

29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Headman: On

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

READ more
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.

READ more
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.

READ more
Various Artists: The Aaargh! Annual Year One

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

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Awesome Color: Awesome Color

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

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 12:45 AM

Superhopper: Party Killers

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

READ more
The Bamboo Kids: Feel Like Hell

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

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 12:15 AM

Over It: Step Outside Yourself

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

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 12:10 AM

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

READ more
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

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Changing Times (2004)

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

READ more
Pernice Brothers: Live a Little

Fifth studio album from Joe Pernice and co. brings back the strings, horns, and '70s sheen.

READ more
Man in the Vault/Ring of Fear (1954)

These films are to Lady From Shanghai what Slither is to The Blob: rip-offs, awful in parts, fabulous in others, trippy fun everywhere else.

READ more
Classified: Boy-Cott-In The Industry

On his tenth album, Classified targets the music industry, but not without a good reason.

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Babel (2006)

Associated by instances of violence, the stories in Babel all concern children caught up in circumstances beyond their easy comprehension, while adults struggle to maintain some semblance of illusory order.

READ more

27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Catch a Fire (2006)

Actually, Phillip Noyce's thriller raises a question: how have the South African "terrorists," so deemed by Botha's administration, since become courageous freedom fighters?

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

READ the article