Reviews

19 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Game: Doctors Advocate

Dr. Dre appears nowhere on Doctor's Advocate, except in the title, the sonic influence of most of the beats and about 80 times in every track. Rarely, if ever, has a hip-hop record been so dedicated to an absentee who wasn't a corpse.

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19 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Natalie: Everything New

If you like disposable Top 40 R&B pop, Natalie's Everything New will satisfy your sweet tooth.

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19 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Thunderball: Cinescope

At times sounding like the soundtrack to a cool '70s spy film that never was, Cinescope by Thunderball is as eclectic as it is funky.

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19 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Blowoff: Blowoff

Bob Mould gets his groove on with musical partner Rich Morel in new project at the intersection of electronica and rock.

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19 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

One More Dead Fish (2005)

This documentary's portraits of Nova Scotia fishermen show that the tentacles of corporate power may reach far into our daily lives, but it is still within our power to raise our voices and affect change.

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Dierks Bentley: Long Trip Alone

Bentley's new CD can stand proudly against, say, some of Blake Shelton’s lesser numbers.

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Pixies: The Pixies - Club Date: Live at the Paradise in Boston [DVD]

This DVD provides two glimpses of Pixies: the kindler, gentler manifestation, and that kinder, gentler manifestation's rough estimate of past incarnations now distanced by time, age, forgotten roles, and so-called "retirement".

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Black Crowes: Freak N Roll… Into the fog

Recorded at San Francisco's famed Fillmore, Freak 'N' Roll is a reminder that the Black Crowes once possessed (and are still capable of possessing) magical powers.

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Various Artists: In Prison

Who'd win if we put a compilation of prison songs on trial? You decide.

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The Master Musicians of Joujouka: Boujeloud

The thumping of the drums is so relentless that it seems to be trying to beat you down and drown you in a state of pre-consciousness.

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Bob Schneider: The Californian

Cool-ass literate funky weird sardonic soulful stuff.

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17 Nov 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

In his 11th novel Carl Hiaasen doesn't focus on his favorite subject -- the spoiling of Florida. He turns it personal in a tale about how we treat each other.

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Songs of Green Pheasant: Aerial Days

Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant

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16 Nov 2006 // 10:00 PM

Earl Greyhound: Soft Targets

Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.

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16 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Eglantine Gouzy: Boamaster

Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Bobby (2006)

With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Casino Royale (2006)

The new Bond understands loss, but focuses on revenge instead of grief. He's a hard body in a hard new world.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

I:Cube: Live at the Planetarium

French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

I Shouldnt Even Be Doing This! by Bob Newhart

Phoebe Kate Foster tributes a comic genius.

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