Reviews
	Lily Holbrook: Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

It turns out that all any busker wants to do is to make techno-influenced pop music.

READ more
	Dark Tranquillity: Character

In which the veteran Swedish metal innovators show the youngsters a thing or two about what makes a good metal album.

READ more
	Death in Vegas: Satan’s Circus

Death in Vegas have yet to craft a fitting follow-up to 1999's The Contino Sessions, and while Satan's Circus is an enjoyable album, it is also damningly immaterial.

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

Doves: Some Cities

Doves' first album in three years keeps things simple, with pleasing results.

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Vanessa Carlton: Harmonium

It's not easy being a 24-year-old adolescent with a string section at your disposal. Vanessa Carlton tries to show how grown-up she's become on Harmonium and actually sounds, like, ya know, more girlish than ever?"

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Aarktica: Bleeding Light

The latest album from multi-instrumentalist Jon DeRosa, a record of drone-pop with free jazz aspirations, is more an enigma than an experience.

READ more
Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation: Caught in the Act!

The animators here have, with a few exceptions, yet to outgrow a fascination with the satirical possibilities of putting wholesome cartoon characters through their R- and X-rated paces.

READ more
The Greatest American Hero: Season One

Television producer/thriller novelist Stephen J. Cannell is like the Bob Dylan of TV.

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Grid

The Grid attempts to confront terrorism and Western ignorance of Islamic culture head-on.

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

CSI Miami: Season Two

CSI Miami celebrates wars on terror, drugs, and crime that disproportionately affect communities of color.

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Same River Twice (2003)

In the late 1990s, Robb Moss decided to document the lives of five people from an early rafting trip, not knowing what form the new story would assume.

READ more

28 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Our Town (2003)

Our Town is revered for its simple structure and shorthand summation of the human journey.

READ more
I Heart Huckabees: 2-Disc Special Edition (2004)

As hard as he tries, Albert can't quite keep up with the Jaffes' questions, let alone their answers.

READ more
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Much like John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines, Phoenix splices together traditional and current action movie clichés and rhythms.

READ more
	Various Artists: Alone in the Dark: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture

A rare feat, in which one of the worst movies of the year has yielded one of the best soundtracks of the year.

READ more
	Thievery Corporation: The Cosmic Game

Thievery Corporation is back up to the old tricks, digging deep for new beats. A global cast casts vocal incantations across the plats, crafting a new new sound for the Corp. Does it hold?"

READ more
	Regina Spektor: Soviet Kitsch

Earnestness, a cloying quality in most music, becomes the secret to this piano-based singer/songwriter's success.

READ more

27 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Poster Children: On the Offensive

Listening to the Poster Children's mini-album of protest songs dredges up the complicated emotions that many of us have been trying to avoid since the disastrous result of the 2004 Presidential Election.

READ more
	Hoppy Kamiyama + Bill Laswell: A Navel City / No One Is There

Having made great records with every celebrity in the Western world, Bill Laswell heads to Japan to make fascinating music with an ass hole. In a box.

READ more
	Frank Jackson: New York After Dark

Unfortunate only in being a memorial to James Williams, an exemplary presentation to the great American songbook by a tight quartet including singer and sometimes a horn: what mainstream jazz vocal discs should aspire to.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

READ the article