Reviews

5 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Take Six: Feels Good

Gospel-jazz a cappella mastery, again.

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Tanya Morgan: Moonlighting

Trio Tanya Morgan shines with a debut album that thumps with truly soulful hip-hop.

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South: Adventures in the Underground Journey to the Stars

They may not be Britain's kings of melodic rock songs yet, but at this rate, they won't even need The O.C. anymore.

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Autumn in Halifax: Kites with Broken Strings

Transitory and haunting, Autumn in Halifax's songs sound like all those past moments that determine your present situation.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Marshall Crenshaw

Melodic hits from a friendly dealer...

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Heist

Unlike the characters, each step of the heist was carefully drawn, proceeding logically in a series of reversals, both physical and mental.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Bedford Diaries

As if it weren't bad enough that Owen finds Natalie's one-time death wish intriguing, she herself paints her swan-dive as liberating.

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Stalag 17: Special Collector’s Edition (1952)

This is a Billy Wilder movie, so there's a darker side to the shenanigans, but it's also a post-war Hollywood blockbuster.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Bee Season (2005)

Suffused with loss and longing, Bee Season is often graceful and moving.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Sonic Youth: Sonic Youth

Three reminders of the multiple ways that Sonic Youth has played around with popular music over the last 25 years.

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3/4hasbeeneliminated: A Year of the Aural Gauge Operation

A strange, twisting, bizarre, memorable experience: when it finally stops spinning, you might just re-think what all music should sound like.

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The Leano: Steps to Leanoland

The Leano, an English rapper, fails to join the progressive hip-hop bandwagon with his dire debut album.

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Casey Dienel: Wind-Up Canary

A debut album that dazzles with imagination, heart, and a style that's genuinely unique.

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Shooter Jennings: Electric Rodeo

Waylon's son ups the country quotient on Album #2, maintains the high quality and sense of humor

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Raising the Fawn: The Maginot Line

Toronto's Raising the Fawn might not get the attention the rest of the Broken Social Scene splinter groups receive, but the band is emerging as one of the best of the lot.

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5 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Various Artists: NY2LON

Reveal US bands to UK audiences, and vice versa, and what you have is an album of unsigned talents that are finally getting their due.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Even fantasy can make you question your loyalty to your homeland and the unthinking tendency to follow orders and make you reevaluate what your eyes see versus the rhetoric fed to you in school, by your family, and by your leaders.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Pepper Dennis

Pepper 'wants it all', family, romance and a successful career, yet is now realizing she might not get it. It's enough to make a girl crazy.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Henry Rollins Show

It's very, very hard not to pull for Henry Rollins, even if he has spent too much time on MTV and has a resume to make you sick with envy.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Capote (2005)

As Miller and Kimmel finish one another's sentences and demonstrate a charming sort of sync, the artists here suggest how Capote came to be such a tight, complex, and elegant film.

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