Reviews

21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Cartel: The Ransom EP

Looking for something subversive? Dangerous? Criminal? Threatening? Look somewhere else.

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21 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

Annie: Anniemal

Anniemal is one sugary sweet delight that you'll want to indulge in regardless of its cavity-causing qualities.

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21 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

A dynamic turncoat, Connor Oberst shakes off his emo skivvies for more digital fare. The result: fewer tears, fewer horn-rims and more dancing...

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21 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rescue Me

Rescue Me's rhythms are uneven, its tone sometimes spastic, its humor bleak, and its insights into masculine melodramatic pain as acute as any show on TV.

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21 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Lifeguard (1976)

A year-round California lifeguard, Rick Carlson (pre-gray Sam Elliott) has resisted the pull of others' expectations longer than most of us do.

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21 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hostage (2005)

More disturbingly, Hostage is about the failure of certainty.

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20 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	33Hz: 33Hz

Say it's the end of the night, and you need some music that's going to convince everyone to get off the dancefloor and leave the club immediately. 33Hz is your band.

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	Pete Seeger: The Essential Pete Seeger

A better title for this compilation would be: The Most Famous Pete Seeger. And because it's not, here's a rant.

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	M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us

These critically hailed shoegazers return with a sophomore effort that tends to be as predictable as it is satisfying.

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20 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Millencolin: Kingwood

Swedish band returns with what they claim is their most 'Millencolin' album. And there are several Millencolin moments here.

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20 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Engineers: Engineers

The dreamy Engineers emerge from a dry spell of undecorated balladeering in British rock to stir up some swirly clouds and make the UK skies turbulent again.

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	Dropkick Murphys: The Warrior’s Code

From straight-up punk rock to surprisingly delicate folk ballads, Dropkick Murphys show no signs of slowing down after 10 years on the punk rock circuit.

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20 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

'Ya know, Fischer isn't touring with the band; seems they're focusing on the music now.' Uh, oh...

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20 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

I Want to Be a Hilton

It's nearly impossible to describe the many offenses efficiently compacted within the excruciating hour that is I Want to Be a Hilton.

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20 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Play with Me

You watch and you cringe, not because the images are horrific per se, but because you know deep down that the truth behind it remains so very real.

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Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back

Now, there are no average Joes. Only Joes who haven't had facelifts yet.

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All Yesterday’s Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print: 1966-71 by Clinton Heylin

LA Free Press's Robert Gold gets the prize for best scatological-gastrointestinal conceit in a review, 'Her {Maureen Tucker's} heavy, continuous 4/4 outpouring on the drums slams into your bowels and crawls out your asshole.'"

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20 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Coach Carter (2004)

While the outcome is obvious (generic rules apply), Jackson is sharp and relatively restrained.

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	The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan

What may be surprising is how easily it leaves the electric guitar in its case, in favor of piano, marimbas, and a production aesthetic that recalls the dull haze of the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street.

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19 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Subtle: A New White

Anticon draws its rock influences to the surface of its hip-hop stream, as Doseone and bandmates create the first post-rock rap record, a landmark debut that went unnoticed last year.

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