Reviews

6 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Justice

'Justice', as defined by the series, is directly proportional to spin, and spin costs money.

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Iron Maiden: A Matter of Life and Death

The British metal legends defy the odds yet again on their strongest album in 18 years.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Danity Kane: Danity Kane

Unsurprisingly, the debut from graduates of Sean 'Diddy' Combs's Making the Band reality show matches spotless production with over-processed, faceless singing. This would make the ideal soundtrack for artificial insemination.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tuvalu by Andrew OConnor

Instead of seeking to make his own environment more humane and liveable, Tuttle seems to imagine that what he needs is more isolation, rather than less. Impotence wins again.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Prison Break - Season One

Fox's preposterous prison serial cranks the lunacy and thrills up to 11 in its oversized and rollicking inaugural season.

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Headlights: Kill Them With Kindness

The full-length by this Midwest trio comes on the heels of their phenomenal debut EP. Will lightning strike twice?

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Psalm One: The Death of Frequent Flyer

Psalm One has the fire, the flow, and the charisma to succeed -- once she finds the production, she'll fly.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

2UP: Teenage Mondo Crash

2UP makes the most out of tiny timeframes and maximum chaos.

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5 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

JPP: Artology

Artology is not radically different from JPP's earlier releases, but the group is, as always, reliably excellent.

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Cairo Gang, The: The Cairo Gang

Don't look now, but there's a gang from Cairo on the loose. Well, they're really from Chicago, and they bring with them a sound that falls somewhere between Wilco and the Velvet Underground if they wore beads.

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cephas and wiggins: Shoulder to Shoulder

Melodic Virginian blues in the old style, broadened in repertoire, but everything personal, nothing routine.

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Nethers: In Fields We Will Lie

DC's Carlsonics find true calling in freak folk reveries and dark rural pop

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5 Sep 2006 // 5:00 AM

Malachi Constant: Pride

Direct from Minnesota come Malachi Constant, a group that has continued to evolve over the course of its three albums and eight years as a

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Orbit Service: Songs of Eta Carinae

Songs of Eta Carinae tempers a large helping of dark psychedelia with enough catharsis to keep it from becoming tedious.

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Label comp for the Portland, Oregon indie imprint Paisley Pop collects 24 songs from 24 artists I've never heard of.

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Various Artists: DJ Deep presents City 2 City Vol. II

The task of mixing a quintessential journey through American house genres falls to... a Frenchman?

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4 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Urban Nightmares by Steve Macek

Macek dissects with profound disappointment and regret the effects of victim blaming, repressive law enforcement policies, and scapegoating of urban residents by conservative pundits, politicians, news media, and popular culture.

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DJ Krush: Stepping Stones: The Self-Remixed Best

At his best, Krush is one of the foremost producers of instrumental hip-hop in the world.

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4 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hem: Funnel Cloud

A Funnel Cloud may have touched down in Hem's world, but you'll walk away from this new work with the impression that all is well, or that it at least will be soon.

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4 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Best of The Awful Truth

There are seeds of Moore's burgeoning, more focused agendas to be found here, and one gets the sense he only needed to break free of the instant gratification of television and return to long-form storytelling to be as incisive as his films show he could be.

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