Reviews

8 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever Pitch is something more complicated than a paean to the Red Sox mystique.

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Dallas Wayne: I’m Your Biggest Fan

Dallas Wayne has constructed one of the great country albums of our time.

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7 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Radar Bros.: The Fallen Leaf Pages

'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' must be the official Radar Bros. credo.

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	Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy

This reviewer's early, although confident, pick for Album of the Year.

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	Wes Montgomery: Smokin’ at the Half Note [Reissue]

Reissue of the landmark jazz guitar album is appended with six additional tracks from the original live sessions.

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7 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Momus: Otto Spooky

Scotland's globe-trotting closet genius delves deeper into his self-styled world of 'chanson concrete', cloaking tuneful epic narratives within daunting layers of sound and noise.

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	Jack Johnson: In Between Dreams

Jack Johnson will never be an artiste. Still -- the world needs him!"

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	Fluid Ounces: The Whole Shebang

It's not always in a name as Fluid Ounces proves by deviating from the norm with a decidedly listenable album.

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7 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Dinosaur Jr.: Bug

How something so dissonant and detached can still remain so ebulliently catchy reveals itself to be Bug's greatest strength.

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Sapphire and Steel: The Complete Series

We don't know their past, we don't know the extent of their connection, but we're in love with these characters.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Ellen: The Complete Season Two

We are more eager to see how Ellen is going to muck it up than to believe she's looking for a partner.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Zero Day (2003)

Coccio's movie looks both chillingly insightful and despairingly naïve.

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Whispering Corridors (1998)

Whispering Corridors' ghost story comments on the harsh South Korean education system.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Twentieth Century (1934)

Twentieth Century reveals the self-consciousness of theater, its falseness and its glory.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Spanglish (2004)

Téa Leoni sees the script as an example of Brooks' ability to 'pierce human truth and make it ooze for you'.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Elektra (2005)

Even as she might look toward a future, however, Elektra is all about the past.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Corporation (2004)

The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

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	Various Artists: Acoustic Brazil

Some breezy bossanova to complement your Getz and Gilberto. And liner notes in three languages.

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"A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.

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