Reviews

20 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Admissions (2004)

This near obsessive concern for Emily's well-being also limits Evie's experience, even her desire for experience.

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19 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Miguel Zenón: Jíbaro

Young jazzman Miguel Zenón is busting out all over the place.

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	Stanley Turrentine: Jazz Moods—Cool

Vintage CTI recordings that get the balance between jazz and schmaltz just about right.

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	The Tremeloes: Here Comes My Baby: The Ultimate Collection

When they say that this is the ultimate collection for these relics from the British Invasion, they really do mean ultimate.

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19 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Son Volt: Okemah and the Melody of Riot

The first new Son Volt album in seven years rocks as hard as Crazy Horse with the protest spirit of Woody Guthrie to guide it.

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19 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Fugs: Virgin Fugs

1966 album from legendary New York City underground band is reissued on CD for the first time since its original release.

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	Fauna Flash: Worx: The Remixes

The mixes on this disc represent some of the most ingenious examples of the remixer's art currently available.

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19 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Colette: Hypnotized

The Singing DJ stumbles a few times, but doesn't spill her drink.

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Alarm Will Sound: Acoustica:  Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin

Alarm Will Sound de-constructs and de-mixes the work of electronic madman Richard D. James. It's de-lightful.

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19 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Saying that it is possible to leave a Castanets show in bewilderment is something of an understatement.

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19 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The 70s House

If MTV wanted the kids to experience the '70s, they would have to endure gas rationing and news reports dominated by a Constitutional crisis.

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - Collector’s Edition (1988)

It's porn of a particular sort, less arousing than hideous, but improbably, grimly titillating all the same.

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19 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

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	Various Artists: Little Darla Has a Treat For You (Volume 23, Summer 2005)

Pleasing some of the people some of the time, just like good label compilations do.

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	Various Artists: Songs from the Underground: NYC Subway

Trying hard to deliver, Songs from the Underground provides a platform for musically diverse NYC buskers to showcase talent that might not otherwise be heard if you weren't a commuter.

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18 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Michael Shelley: Goodbye Cheater

A 14-track-in-33-minute controlled dose of a fantastically competent songwriter's plain and simple tunes, pint of ice cream not included.

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	Radio Massacre International: Emissaries

Despite the unlikely name, RMI play improvisational ambient electronic music, otherwise known as 'space music'. If you're having trouble envisioning what I'm describing, just think of Brian Eno.

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18 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jorane: The You and the Now

The combination of earthy, supple cello and ethereal female soprano is inspired and effective.

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	Flatt & Scruggs: Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Foggy Mountain Gospel

Hours of bluegrass, country, and gospel from one of the 20th century's most important musical duos, reissued with thought and care for all y'all.

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	Tinsley Ellis: Live! Highwayman

The blues recorded is only one-upped by the blues live. And the blues live is only one-upped by a few blues guitarists out there. Tinsley Ellis is one of 'em.

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