Reviews

21 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Men in Trees

Imagine Sex and the City set up on a blind date with Northern Exposure, and you have a pretty good take on Men in Trees.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pete Yorn: Nightcrawler

A good album from a maturing artist of great talent.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sister Roses Passion (2006)

Sister Rose is living proof of the adage that one person can make a difference.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lamb of God: Sacrament

The Virginia quintet continues to raise their middle finger to anyone and everyone, their congregation continuing to grow exponentially.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

John Mayer: Continuum

If that stinky “Wonderland” taste is still in your mouth, a dose of “Continuum” will go a long way towards knocking it right out.

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The Mystery Guest by Grégoire Boullier, translated by Lorin Stein

The book is a rant, in a manner, though humanely short and composed with impeccable precision and grace.

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Chris Thile: How to Grow a Woman From the Ground

The Nickel Creek front man and mandolin marvel drops back for a relatively traditional bluegrass date, featuring other young hotshots and a couple of modern rock covers with a Kentucky tinge.

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Hello Stranger: Hello Stranger

A disappointing debut from another Californian 1980s revivalist troupe.

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The Zutons: Tired of Hanging Around

Influences like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and the Jam all congeal together in perfect proportions on this great sophomore release from Liverpool indie-rockers the Zutons.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Tomorrow Show: Tom Snyders Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show

For the Deadhead completist, this may make the DVD a worthwhile addition to their library. For everyone else, it’s useful only as an example of arrogance run wild.

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Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the

Campy sex jokes with a sunshine pop smile covering some twisted, possibly damned, souls.

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21 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Anne Ducros: PIANO, piano

A top French jazz vocalist strangles a string of the usual standards, with Chick Corea and Jacky Terrason aiding and abetting on some tracks

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Theater Fire: Everybody Has a Dark Side

Dallas traditionalists fuse country, folk, mariachi and the modern world in carefully crafted songs.

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20 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

The Avatars: Never a Good Time

Contrary to its title, listening to the new album by catchy punk rockers the Avatars is a rip-roarin' great time from start to finish.

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Boat: Songs That You Might Not Like

Appealing DIY debut from messy, sloppy, personality-filled indie pop group

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20 Sep 2006 // 2:00 AM

Lataye: Tou Manbre

Mellow, reggae-influenced, Haitian Afro-rock with touches of old-school electric guitar and keyboard.

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20 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Americas Next Top Model

In all likelihood, Melrose just doesn't understand the rhythms of a reality TV season: she should have saved her breakdown for Week Eight.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kidnapped

Rather than manipulate our established fears by way of the threat to personal security, this show asks us to examine what makes us individuals in the first place.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Digging for the Truth - The Complete Season 1

Digging for the Truth ads an element of adventure to historical research that, whether concocted at points or not, can foster an interest in the ancient world among even the most casual viewer.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jericho

The citizens of Jericho want Jake to save them. Even in their cynicism, they seek a very old-fashioned solution.

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