Reviews

16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Man: Helping Hand

The somnambulant journey you take with Man is beautiful, shadowy, and illusory.

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Nina Simone: Sings the Blues and others

With two brand new reissues and one new compilation, Nina Simone is presented as both pop star and preacher.

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Who Made Who: Who Made Who

Who Made Who are a Danish trio bent on playing disco non-ironically.

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Bombay Dub Orchestra: Self-Titled

Unfortunately, only half as cool as it sounds.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wagëblë: Sénégal

Their album may be Sénégal, but their emotion is universal.

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16 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: Congotronics

Six new bands help Konono No. 1 expand the sound of the Congo street aesthetic.

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	Bloc Party: God Bless Bloc Party [DVD]

Bloc Party just might be receiving a few premature blessings here.

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15 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

She-Hulk is a character rumored to have been created as a means of protecting a copyright.

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The Best of the Electric Company

This Electric Company retrospective displays the lasting power of entertaining education.

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Are You Made For Each Other? by Barbara and Allan Pease

The idea of a book full of quizzes that promise to determine the quality of a relationship is symptomatic of a culture that runs screaming at the thought of personal responsibility.

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Tom Brosseau: What I Mean to Say Is Goodbye

These songs are grounded in the reality of life, reducing complex ideas to the simpler terms in which we process them.

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Bedsit Poets: Summer that Changed

Sleepy melodies and Dreamy lyrics. If there is an album of lullabies for adults, this may be it

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Tha Alkaholiks: Firewater

They've been around for thirteen years, but Tha Liks would have you know they haven't changed.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fateless (Sorstalanság) (2005)

The horrors unfold gradually, experienced in detail by their victims, who are unlikely to name what they've been through 'Holocaust', to attach to their testimony the grand trappings of religion and myth.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gregor Samsa: 55:12

Gregor Samsa create long, moody indie-ambient landscapes in which occasional monsters spring out at you.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sound Mirrors is the sound of two old friends having an absolute blast creating some stellar music. Who could expect anything less?

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various: States of Abuse

Record Label Entartete Kunst turns protest into art, but its latest release is heavy on politics and light on rap. The trick is to find the balance.

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15 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tarkio: Omnibus

Aww…Colin Meloy's baby pictures.

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14 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Can: Can DVD

Capture Can's potent, not to mention legendary, live presence during their peak years.

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14 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Lakewood Project

Young band dorks met old rock legends in a HOB performance that blew the hell out of your standard spring recital...

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