Reviews

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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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Last Sigh by Luis Bunuel

What else might one expect from the man who proclaimed, 'I'm still an atheist... thank God!'?"

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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Streissguth

Using his own extensive research and interviews with Cash and his band/entourage, Streissguth recreates the legendary day that Cash stepped inside Folsom's walls and put history to tape.

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Eighty-Sixed: A Compendium of the Hapless (Stories) by Brian Ames

I think it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest that some readers might soon be calling Word Riot Press the Sub Pop of the book world.

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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Blackbodying by Dimitri Nasrallah

Nothing is absolute in Blackbodying, its narrators cannot be trusted and its conclusion is far from a satisfying inevitablity.

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The Best American Science Writing, 2004 by Dava Sobel and Jesse Cohen

To fiddle confidently in the field of general relativity or to wander among the molecules busily making protein and then to write about it for mass consumption takes talent and courage.

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7 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Hood: Outside Closer

Hood's bleak presentation drops the temperature in my room another 12 degrees or so. Thanks, Hood.

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7 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Guitar Wolf: Rock ‘n’ Roll Etiquette

A Japanese hybrid of the Ramones and the Stooges. And no, that's not a joke.

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	Renaud Garcia-Fons: Entremundo

Here comes everybody into the party, in transcontinental Indalucia, land of Raga Tango Flamenco, and the man not satisfied even with five strings to his bass. Hablemos Sanskrit y Esperanto!"

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7 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Ex: Turn

Deep intellectual analysis of geopolitics and fearless insertion of their socio-anarchist perspective is a bold, defining path drawn by The Ex.

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	Egon: All Theory and No Action

Fourth full-length from Austin-based Egon struggles to solve the mathematical sound equations of late '90s Built to Spill.

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7 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Dälek: Absence

The adventurous industrial hip-hop trio jar awake the opiated masses.

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