Reviews

11 Sep 2006 // 8:00 AM

Nat Baldwin: Enter the Winter

Freeform musician continues to surprise in ability to be accessible and push boundaries.

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Tom Lellis: Avenue of the Americas

Very nice jazz singer with a relaxed, quiet, light baritone delivery, and something of an all-round musician.

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Logan Square: Pessimism & Satire

Same old heartbreak song and dance, done yet again.

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11 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Little Ones: Sing Song EP

The Little Ones prove to be impressive without being overly distinctive, trading challenges for talented execution.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:30 AM

Prison Break

Much as the Scofields despise the abject corruption that got them into this fix, they plainly feel less affinity for shadows than full-on righteousness. They believe they can get even.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Duhks: Migrations

The third time is the charm for this Winnipeg, folk, er, bluegrass, er, soulgrass outfit. And the Celtic leanings haven't been thrown out with the bathwater either.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Last Days of Dead Celebrities by Mitchell Fink

[It] sidesteps sensationalism and hype to focus on the small but revealing details of these 15 stars' final hours.

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The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

There is no grand, national narrative that can offer "closure," or even comprehension.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beyonce: B-Day

I still think that Beyonce has a perfect masterpiece in her, but I guess we'll have to wait until the next album to find out.

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Tegan and Sara: Tegan and Sara: Its Not Fun. Dont Do It! [DVD]

Tegan and Sara are firmly entrenched in the middle of the radio-friendly road . . . for now.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Richard Buckner: Meadow

Buckner continues to follow his muse into thorny territory, but its worth the scratches to follow him.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Arrested Development: Season 3

As an epitaph, there can be none more fitting than the fact that Arrested Development never stooped to conquer. Its influence will be felt for generations to come.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Sinner

Jett and the Blackhearts can still rock out, but do so in frustratingly short bursts on new CD.

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Amy Millan: Honey from the Tombs

An interesting, confused, and ultimately satisfying solo album from the Stars vocalist.

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Travis Blaque: The Many Facets of…

After 20 years on the hip-hop scene, Travis Blaque has finally delivered his first full-length solo record, and it is a solid effort indeed.

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Christian Kiefer: Czar Nicholas Is Dead

Christian Kiefer, composer and literature professor, sets imagined Russian landscapes to music in a haunting series of abstract compositions.

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11 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Picture: Connect

Predictable and conventional, nothing here is quite ready to actually connect.

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10 Sep 2006 // 4:00 PM

French Kicks + Sound Team

I've always kinda liked the French Kicks. They have kinda catchy, kinda mellow, kinda cool songs...

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I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness: According to Plan

Even more gothic 'Dear John' letters.

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The Mae Shi / Rapider Than Horsepower: Do Not Ignore the Potential

The dangers of bi-focal split-LPs are many, but these two acts make it fun, regardless of the innevitable judgment of which is the better band.

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