Reviews

22 Sep 2006 // 4:00 AM

Apollo 13: Lovebomb

If these guys won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, who else entered?!?

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:50 AM

All The Kings Men (2006)

As the designated observer of his friend's decline, not to mention a reporter by vocation, Jack's lack of insight or anticipation also looks a bit silly.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:36 AM

Flyboys (2006)

The flyboys all have "issues" to resolve through their service. And so the war becomes the occasion for each to engage in a personal growth experience.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:29 AM

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

Boys rule this universe, like they do so many others.

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Jeffrey Luck Lucas: What We Whisper

Dark and brooding, this album is rich in texture if consistently glum in tone.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pere Ubu: Why I Hate Women

Thomas still frequently sings with that halfway hiccup in his voice, as if he can't get the words out without being slightly nauseous. The overall sound tells one right up front that life is ugly and hard. But there is also a subtle beauty in the noise.

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The Dogg, The Doctor, & Death Row

By consistently giving us addictive beats and hot lyrics, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have had an undeniable influence on the world of rhyme. This is dedicated to the rapper and the producer who were down from Day One.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

jackass: the movie (2002)

Becoming a folk hero is great for getting laid and feeling good about yourself, but makes it tough to recognize the social boundaries, especially when the very reason you've become successful is by pushing them.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

My Fathers War by Paul West

For writer Paul West, the connections between the two world wars of the last century transcend the likes of a train car at Compiegne and

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shogun Assassin (2006)

The enduring draw that continues to bring people to this film is the timeless story of a protagonist done wrong by powers beyond his control, and the wish to bring that corruption down by any means necessary.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hatebreed: Supremacy

America's favorite hardcore band delivers its BEST BEST BEST album EVER EVER EVER!

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys: Legends of Country Music

In his rowdy Texas way, Bob Wills was just as avant-garde as any other musician America has ever had.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Isles: Perfumed Lands

These songs, though well executed and mostly rising above the influences that inform them, pass by without delivering much impact

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ska Cubano: ¡Ay Caramba!

A sort of modern lounge album, ¡Ay Caramba! is a fun and very well performed melding of national styles that are similarly appealing and yet are comprised of very different ingredients. Combining the recipes works.

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Alias & Tarsier: Plane That Draws a White Line

Alias and Tarsier are so reverential toward each others' work that they spend far too much time staying out of each others' way.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brett Dennen: So Much More

Dennen's second album is eloquently written and effortlessly beautiful.

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22 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

David Bixler: Call It a Good Deal

Jazz group takes accessible journey into new sounds.

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Shawn Glyde: Alternate Rhythm

Glyde attempts to recreate the jazz album backwards, and while the results are strong, it seems like a mere stunt.

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:59 PM

TV a-Go-Go by Jake Austen

According to author Jake Austen, televised rock music is in some ways an impossible combination ... and one that he absolutely adores. Rock music is essentially “

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21 Sep 2006 // 11:58 PM

Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers by Bill C. Malone

When it comes to tracing the roots of American music, there’s just no place like the South: jazz, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n’ roll,

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