Reviews

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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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Supermarket

The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Wire

This is the consequence of America's broken systems: a young boy staring into the darkness, wondering what else his future might bring.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Smut (2006)

It's not clear in the end if Marty finds himself in Anytown, USA. Nor is much else very clear, either.

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20 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien

As a grown-up Lizzie must learn, one's childhood can never be abandoned, one's home and family never truly rejected.

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Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Gold

You can count the number of songwriters who have matched Robinson's achievements on the fingers of one stump.

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Bound Stems: Appreciation Night

Take Pavement's arch sloppiness and cross it with post-rock's abstraction, apply for a library card and toss in a couple of Prozac et voila: the Bound Stems.

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Stereolab: Serene Velocity: A Stereolab Anthology

Stereolab's discography is a maze, and this is meant as a guidebook. But it's missing a few pages, at least.

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Our Brother the Native: Tooth and Claw

Teenagers get artsy, and with it, pretentious and boring.

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Amen Andrews: Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke

Luke Vibert dons the camouflage for his latest project: a visceral, sometimes compelling Scarface done electronica style.

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