Reviews

29 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sean Watkins: Blinders On

A pop-folk gem from the Nickel Creek guitarist.

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Liz Durrett: The Mezzanine

Haunting and beautiful second effort from Georgia-born singer-songwriter.

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Dom Minasi: The Vampire’s Revenge

I refuse to use the word "suck" in this review.

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29 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stephen Fretwell: Magpie

An understated, lovelorn collection of northern songs that comes highly recommended.

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29 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sparks: Hello Young Lovers

What's the difference between carnivalesque and arrested development?

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Sub-Conscious: Subtalk

I don't really know a lot about Sub-Conscious, but I've listened to the album a few times.

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The Caribbean: Plastic Explosives

The Caribbean turn pop songs into ghosts, life's most mundane aspects into spy fiction.

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Casiotone For the Painfully Alone: Etiquette

Recently upgraded to mid-fi production and displaying more varied arrangements, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's latest is probably his best, more accessible without sacrificing any of his sharp-witted observational lyricism.

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28 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Thief

You're still catching your breath after Lem's devastating exit last week on The Shield. And now comes a whole other kind of hurt. André Braugher plays a career criminal whose life swings way out of control in Thief, FX's slot-replacement for Lem's show.

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The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete First Season

Andy doesn't care if you hate his show. He's having a good time, and someone likes it: MTV2 has signed him for a second season.

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28 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Fascination by William Boyd

Boyd's rendering of dissolution is persuasive precisely because we trust his language: this is how people speak, and this is how people fall apart.

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Domino: New Line Platinum Series (2005)

Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Donald Fagen: Morph the Cat

More jazz-slick (but seriously dark) sophistipop from one half of Steely Dan.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Panic Division: Versus

Panic! at the Disco meets Kid A Radiohead? Strange as that sounds, the Panic Division's debut breathes fresh air into a genre that desperately needs it.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jandek: Khartoum

In which the Texan maverick finally finds true happiness, overcomes misery and radiates love for all living things. Just kidding: he's still unhappy.

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Los Lobos: Wolf Tracks: The Best of Los Lobos

Nothing fancy or sugar-coated here: Simply put, Los Lobos is one of the best bands to ever grace the music world -- period. (And don't argue).

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Hank Williams III: Straight to Hell

With Straight to Hell, Hank III finally grows beyond the confines of his famous lineage and delivers a powerful mix of hillbilly and cow-punk near-classics.

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28 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Juvenile: Reality Check

The hype for Reality Check makes it out to be a statement album, a reaction to the recent plight of New Orleans. Don’t believe it.

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Eef Barzelay: Bitter Honey

Fans of Clem Snide need little convincing that Eef Barzelay is a gifted songwriter.

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New Buffalo: The Las Beautiful Day

Sparse and subdued, New Buffalo's debut eases on by in a waft of pleasantness without any lingering sense of significance.

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