Reviews

26 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dave Dill: See You in the Sunshine

Understated soft rock sounds from a one-man band that hearkens back to golden eras of classic rock past.

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	Dreadful Yawns: Dreadful Yawns

This Americana-drone rock from Cleveland isn't dreadful, but it may inspire more than a few yawns.

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26 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Detroit Cobras: Baby

Soul is a difficult thing to describe, since it is something that you have to feel. But this CD doesn't have it.

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Jones doesn't just perform; she becomes a center of seductive gravity. She commands every inch of the room in ways that make you want to give yourself entirely to fits of raw spirit.

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26 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Office

Aside from making its occupants physically uncomfortable, the office intensifies their confrontations, forcing them to butt heads without the chance for literal escape from conflict.

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26 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kitchen Confidential

Presentation, on the plate or on television, goes a long way, and Confidential has the look of a winner.

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26 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Extras

Extras finds a rich vein of comic agony in the world of film and television background players.

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Mastering the Universe: He-Man and the Rise and Fall of a Billion-Dollar Idea by Roger Sweet and Dav

What Skeletor failed to do, corporate mismanagement accomplished in months. He-Man was effectively dead.

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Experiments in Terror (2003)

It's rather like being invited over to watch David Lynch's home movies.

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26 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Brown Bunny (2003)

The Brown Bunny remains a stubbornly disengaging film, daring you to dislike it.

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25 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Sigur Rós: Takk…

More dreamscapes from Icelandic misfits, but will they get to the rock under the surface?"

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	Glenn Miller: The Essential Glenn Miller

This compilation will bring back fond memories for the oldsters, and may provide some entertainment for younger listeners for whom Glenn Miller's name means nothing.

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25 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Mutts: Life in Dirt

The Mutts' take on British rock, circa 1973, could use a little bit of British rock, circa 2005.

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	Midaircondo: Shopping for Images

Three Swedish women in matching outfits make a soundtrack in search of a film.

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25 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jackie O Motherfucker: Fig. 5 / Liberation

The name alone is challenging enough. Turn to the person next to you right now and tell them 'I am reading a review of some re-issues from the band Jackie O Motherfucker'.

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	Forest: Forest

If you're a deaf, tramp-like, fire-eating, unicyclist elf, then Forest might just offer the soundtrack to your life.

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	Echo and the Bunnymen: Siberia

On their last couple of albums, the Bunnymen sounded like men mired in self-doubt. On Siberia, they've ditched the doubt and rediscovered their strengths: melody, romance, and that glorious guitar of Will Sergeant.

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25 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Badi Assad: Verde

Assad's guitar technique and arrangements are impeccable, her singing sweet and alluring, her experimental flourishes tasteful and never intrusive -- all of which comes largely at the sacrifice of passion.

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One should be wary of the New York hype machine - it's a beast...

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How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito

Edward is not a fish out of water or a struggling outsider concentrating on his differences, as it seems every adolescent in contemporary literature is. He feels very at home with his friends and has no shortage of self-esteem.

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