Reviews

2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Break-Up (2006)

For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Puffy Chair (2006)

The road trip then becomes an occasion for an extended game of relationship chicken: is Josh going to grow up and commit or is Emily going to accept him and stop criticizing?

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Surf School (2006)

It's as though Silverman asked a group of 13-year-olds to describe a 'hippie' and then created the aging flower children based on their answers.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Lady Vengeance (2005)

Lady Vengeance offers its characters what was missing in Chan-wook Park previous vengeance films: the hope of redemption.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

District B13 (2004)

Pierre Morel's film maintains a healthy tension, as Damien believes in 'the law' and Leïto is never convinced of its efficacy or good intentions.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: United Sounds of ATP, Weekend 1 Featuring Devendra Banhart, Comets on Fire,

Forget your bucket and spade, put away your sunhat. All Tomorrow's Parties is here and peddling an entirely different kind of seaside rock.

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2 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

They Played the Game, Vol. 1 by Stephen Randall

If They Played the Game only gave a mirror to those who make a living with play this would be an adequate collection, but there are moments of pure wonder and delight that have nothing to do with the field.

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Cibelle: The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves

No other album in 2006 will be this lovely, or this relentlessly weird.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Zero 7: The Garden

With The Garden, Zero 7 push beyond the electronica genre and out into an unnamed territory, an adventurous and yet highly listenable vocal pop for the 21 century.

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Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Remixed!

Traditional klezmer music given a contemporary twist by DJs. Not one for purists.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mugison: Little Trip

As a soundtrack, it's fairly interesting and engrossing. As a Mugison album, however, it lacks that special something...

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rammstein: Rosenrot

Rammstein's musically rich fifth album is nowhere near as chilly as the cover art would indicate.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Islands: Return to the Sea

As long as Islands keep treating us to these complex, appealing songs, we'll continue to respond more than positively.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jagged Edge: Jagged Edge

While the Jagged Edge guys unquestionably have the pipes necessary for the task, their material is sorely lacking. This is an album best left on the record store shelf.

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Mountain Con: Sancho Panza

What does the future of rock music sound like? According to these guys, it sounds a lot like Beck.

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Various artists: Gloryland: 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics

Rebel Records' testament to recording the bluegrass gospel revelation, from its inception to the present day.

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1 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Carl Palmer Band

Bands like Tool and the Flaming Lips are reviving elements of prog -- not to mention the (ugly) platform shoes -- so why not bring back the big boys?

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1 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Break-Up (2006)

For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.

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1 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Who would think the minds behind White Chicks would be the ones to finally strike comedy gold, and in comic book form no less?

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1 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Tool

's new gimmicks are mildly amusing, they indicate that the band is trying to de-emphasize its personal peculiarity. Why the hell would it want to do that?

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