Reviews

28 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

OSI: Free

The second abum by this supergroup falls short of being super.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Michael's misguided efforts to ingratiate himself with his subordinates and all but force them to be his friends are the core of The Office's comedy.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Six Degrees

In a city of eight million people, I’d bet you could find at least 7.9 million everyday dramas that are more engaging and genuine than the ones assembled here.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Greys Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is a well cast and beautifully shot soap opera, with characters we can love and hate and a soundtrack of frequently marvelous music.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Batman: Secrets

What Kieth has done is take a typical story and made it anything but, creating a unique piece of work that is as interesting as it is fun to read.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Persian Fire by Tom Holland

Holland manages to synthesize the scope and emotion of his classical sources without sacrificing an iota of historical stringency.

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Aberdeen City: The Freezing Atlantic

Looking for something to compete with the Killers' Sam’s Town? This record might top that one quite easily.

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Miki Howard: Pillow Talk: Miki Sings The Classics

Merely average versions of songs that the music-listening public so readily identifies with other artists probably isn’t the best way to reintroduce Howard to the public.

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Embedded 45: Shooting War in Germany (2006)

Presented with little enthusiasm and no flair, this historical footage is as boring as a school lesson -- just an invitation to put one's head on one's desk and nap

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27 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Catfish Haven: Tell Me

Quick and dirty, Tell Me is a fine set of Motown-infused rock and roll.

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27 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

OOIOO: Taiga

It's exhausting, it's exhilarating, it's excellent.

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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

Fabulous! might have been more accurately titled, "Assimilate! The Mainstream Commercial Success of Gay and Lesbian Cinema."

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

A record full of beauty and pain and fear and hope by five guys who know what the hell they're talking about.

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Black Stone Cherry: Black Stone Cherry

Once in a rare while, a new band takes familiar hard rock, and puts a fresh spin on it.

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Bobby Bare Jr.s Young Criminals Starvation League: The Longest Meow

Bare's newest release is comprised of 11 songs recorded with 11 friends in 11 hours. And though The Longest Meow is tagged as a release with the Young Criminals Starvation League, it's more of a return to the amped-up sound of his first band, Bare Jr.

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City

It's easy to take Los Lobos for granted; this album just might fix that.

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Eighteen Visions: Eighteen Visions

Servicable hard rock, Eighteen Visions doesn't bring anything of particular note to the mat.

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27 Sep 2006 // 3:00 PM

Sufjan Stevens

5am, coffee, and Sufjan Stevens...

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27 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Awesome Color: s/t

Stooge-ology students transcend imitation, achieve Ig-dom on blistering debut.

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The Lonesome Heroes: Dont Play to Lose

Dreamy country that blurs the lines of country, indie and psychdelia.

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