Reviews

10 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

We, the consumers of capitalist society, are complicit in and just as responsible for all the oppression that our culture exports.

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	Sasha & John Digweed: Renaissance: The Mix Collection (10th anniversary Edition)

Don't let the self-serving nostalgia and portentous imagery of this deluxe package divert you from the real attraction: the beautiful, beautiful music contained herein.

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9 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	NRBQ: Dummy

These four guys aren't dummies, despite rumors to the contrary. In fact, this is one of their most enjoyable albums since the early days.

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9 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Magnapop: Mouthfeel

Magnapop comes out of nowhere to quietly put out Mouthfeel, one of the better warm-weather pop records you may have come across in, say, a decade or so.

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9 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Die Warzau: Convenience

Die Warzau goes pop! Never imagined it would ever happen, never imagined it could sound this good.

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9 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ciara: Goodies

Goodies is nothing new, but it is executed well.

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	...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Worlds Apart

The Austin, Texas trio's second major-label album is a painful shift into FM alternative rock territory that bears very little resemblance to the band that gave us Source Tags and Codes.

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9 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hey! Spring of Trivia

Bemoaning his horrible home life and numerous nasty ex-wives, Takahashi is a walking Friar's Club routine.

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9 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is not the show it started out to be. It's a generation deeper, and much better.

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8 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jarboe: Anhedoniac

An album that serves as a binge and purge of raw human emotion, on display for anyone who dares to look.

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	Richie Hart: Blues in the Alley

Hart, an electric guitarist of real lyrical flair, can say a lot in few notes and a lot more in many: he swings paying tribute to the ancestors, a joy!"

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8 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Devlins: Waves

Forever haunted by comparisons to U2, Ireland's The Devlins return with their best release yet.

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	Crash Test Dummies: Songs of the Unforgiven

Like a bright orange plow in a deep Canadian winter, the Crash Test Dummies keep on trucking, this time with an album full of dark philosophy and absolutely no Campbells' Soup references. Merci.

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	Bright Eyes: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning / Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Together, though, they should elevate Oberst, for better or worse, into the big leagues of American songwriters.

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	Burning Spear: Creation Rebel: The Original Classic Recordings from Studio One

Rebel without a pause: Burning Spear has never ceased releasing classic reggae for almost 40 years. See where it all began.

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8 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Anubian Lights: Phantascope

With their sophomore album, LA's Anubian Lights add vocalist and former-Contortions keyboardist Adele Bertei to the fold, yet still fail to expand their ever-eclectic scope beyond mere 'record-collection' pop.

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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

If they were good enough for Kurt, they're good enough for you.

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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

El Guapo indeed. Muy bonita senor Moyer, muy bonita...

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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

If going to church was this life affirming I'd be in the front pew every week.

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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The reggae fans stood, quaffing suds while the Jews sat and drank soda. Hasidic reggae will make brothers of us all.

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