Reviews

27 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Mockers: The Lonesome Death of Electric Campfire

The Mockers are back with their best effort yet, featuring 12 catchy power-pop songs and one enthusiastic anti-Bush anthem.

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27 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Guapo: Black Oni

London's Guapo want you to get ur prog on. Or so they would like us to think.

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27 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Faith Evans: The First Lady

Biggie's widow makes a bid for neo-soul stardom on a new label -- and proves that her singing is more than enough to overcome the faceless tracks featuring guest rappers that open and close this otherwise vintage disc.

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	Dirty Americans: Strange Generation

Another hard rock band that's going to save rock from indie nerds and technophiles. Yeah, right... if only Yo La Tengo could kick these guys' asses.

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MLB

27 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

MLB

I came to realize why I've never actually bothered to chose between the north and south sides; baseball is boring.

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27 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

This is exactly the kind of Zelda game Nintendo should be making for the GameBoy Advance.

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Capcom Fighting Evolution

If anything, Capcom Fighting Evolution offers us the fossil record of the subtle evolution of the fighting genre.

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Brothers in Arms: The Road to Hill 30

Brothers in Arms aims to differentiate itself from other war games by placing an emphasis on tactics.

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	Louie Vega: Elements of Life - Extensions

A famous remixer makes a solo album, then asks other DJs to remix it. Bland Afro-Latin jazz-dance music ensues.

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	One Be Lo: S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.

De la asked where you were when you first heard Criminal Minded. The Rawkus era pined about Resurrection. One Be Lo seeks to be the Next Coming.

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26 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jane: Berserker

Join Panda Bear of Animal Collective and his DJ friend Scott Mou for a spiritual hour of gentle noise and pleasant drones. Y'know, if you're into that sort of thing.

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	Herbie Hancock: Speak Like a Child

This is every bit a product of the sea-changes in jazz at the time, a melancholy and affecting snapshot of a fading era.

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	Half-Handed Cloud: Thy Is a Word and Feet Need Lamps

It's Friday night church time: disordered music and bizarre stories that mostly work out.

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	Consafos: Tilting at Windmills

In the vein of the Cowboy Junkies if they were cloned by Lou Reed who was being horsewhipped by John Cale, Consafos take sparse haunting songs and knead them into delicious sonic nuggets.

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	Black 47: Elvis Murphy’s Green Suede Shoes

Kirwan's songs are overstuffed with hyperromantic ravings, undisciplined wordplay, and things no honest man would say.

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The Friedbergers have something to prove tonight. I'm still working through my feelings about Blueberry Boat.

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God, the Devil and Bob: The Complete Series

In the final episode of God, the Devil and Bob, titled 'Bob Gets Involved', Bob (voiced by French Stewart) goes on a rampage against rap music.

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26 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Undertow (2004)

Retribution leads to violence, such that the next generation of brothers, Tim and Chris, are tossed into yet another vacuum of fear, guilt, and suspicion.

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26 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Suddenly (Tan de repente) (2002)

In Diego Lerman's generous film, going bankrupt is an excuse for spending less time shopping and more time meeting potential friends and lovers.

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26 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

In the Weeds (2000)

These moments serve no real purpose other than to let all us know all the kinds of hilarious and odd things that can happen during restaurant rush hour.

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