Reviews

24 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Jolenes: Get It To Go

Ah, where would the world be without bubble gum pop? Would the USSR have dissolved if bubble gum pop never existed? Think about it. In

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Towers of London: Blood Sweat and Towers

Hyped snotty Britpunks lose some of their 'tude by picking on easy targets.

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Prey

Prey's interpretation of life and death, its major innovation, shuns the game over screen.

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Ultimate Fighter

We all know that boys will be boys. According to Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter, we should also know that men will kick the shit out of each other.

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The Mountain Goats: Get Lonely

Do goats get lonely? John Darnielle attempts to explain on the latest bucket drawn from his bottomless song well.

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

The point made repeatedly, in the documentary concerns "solidarity," in the United Mine Workers and socialist senses, as well as the union of community interest and art in the filmmaking project.

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Millions of Women Are Waiting to Meet You by Sean Thomas

For all his broad, colourful and chequered sexual past, Thomas has not been able to discover much more than that men like looking at women.

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Comets on Fire: Avatar

On their latest album, the members of Comets on Fire refine their psychedelic rock by showing a softer side without neglecting the groovy freakouts for which they earned their fame.

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Greg Brown: The Evening Call

Yeah, Brown's vocals are so goddamn weird that they get the brunt of a listener's attention. The voice seems to come from somewhere deep in his stomach and get strangled by his liver, lungs, and kidneys on the way to his mouth. That's a good thing.

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Buckshot Boys: Buckshot Boys [DVD]

Sporting camouflage, hunting orange, and exaggerated redneck accents, Chuck B. Weegan and DJ Jerry Clancy invite you to "come along while we scour the English countryside for tail, white tail..."

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Underground Orchestra: Active Ingredient

Jazz-fusion mush that is just ordinary.

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The Hylozoists: La Fin Du Monde

The vibraphone is probably the uncoolest member of the percussion family.

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Brian Bromberg: Wood II

Jazz bass wizardry so astonishing that it is mostly pointless.

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23 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Moonspell: Memorial

The Portuguese metal veterans deliver a sublime exercise in goth doom and gloom.

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James Figurine: Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake

Jimmy Tamborello, aka Dntel, takes Figurines techno-pop, the more laptop-lo-fi and intricate sensibilities of his Postal Service and minimal house-inspiration from a German trip to

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Alan Singley and Pants Machine: Lovingkindness

"Nice" has just been redefined to also mean "visceral".

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More Animals of the Arctic: An Appendix of Whaling Terms

A quirky, psychedelic affair full of hymns of outsider Americana.

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The South Jersey Seashore Lifeguard Convention Band: Wave Goodbye

The South Jersey Seashore Lifeguard Convention Band’s new EP packs two weeks worth of vacation experience into less than 20 minutes. It’s got everything:

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22 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Hill

Unlike so much reality TV, The Hill actually respects its subjects.

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22 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Just My Luck (2006)

The relation of luck to popularity, success, victory, and happiness is all a "look," it seems, an illusion that allows you to resign to the fact that you'll never live Lohan's life.

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