Reviews

7 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Bonk: Western Soul

I will say that after listening to Bonk’s Western Soul I believe that Norway’s Racing Junior label has perhaps the most willfully eclectic

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tony Hawk’s Underground 2

Where would the sport of skateboarding be without Tony Hawk? It's a question that's been asked plenty of times in the past.

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Sly 2: Band of Thieves

In many ways Sly and his band of thieves are better suited to the traditions of Western espionage and sneak 'thiefery' than Solid Snake himself may be.

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Mortal Kombat: Deception

At first, the violence ruffled feathers, but with time the uproar over violence began to focus on other games, and Mortal Kombat became increasingly irrelevant.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Donkey Konga

Despite the success of several rhythm games, none have yet to rival DDR in the home market. But that's where Donkey Konga comes in.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

p.s. (2004)

Simultaneously affectionate, startled, yearning, and anxious, Laura Linney and Topher Grace make awkwardness into art.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Instead of dolls and fishies, the stars of the The Incredibles are angsty adults, specifically, superheroes whose flying-high heyday is over.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Birth (2004)

Catching her breath as if she's been hit, Mrs. Conte's (Cara Seymour) visceral reaction, amid the film's overwhelmingly somber, ethereal weirdness, is finally believable.

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5 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Alfie (2004)

Surrounded by urgent, provocative signposts that he just can't see, Alfie remains lost.

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4 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

	West Indian Girl: self-titled

It’s probably fair to approach a band that names itself after a derivative of the hallucinogenic LSD with a modicum of skepticism. For those

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	Terrestre: Secondary Inspection

This album seemed like an easy one to review. Terrestre is Fernando Corona, a sound artist who was one of the originales in the Nortec

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	The Thrills: Let’s Bottle Bohemia

The opening notes are sharp, angular guitar chords, rough, electric, and immediately grabbing the ear. Wait… what? But then that piano melody kicks in, the

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	Scatter the Ashes: Devout/The Modern Hymn

Over the past couple of years, Epitaph has slowly being moving away from the pop punk that made their label famous. First with the release

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4 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Haunted: rEVOLVEr

As great as the fantasy of recording an album that becomes a timeless classic might sound to ambitious young musicians, it’s got to be

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	Alice Coltrane: Translinear Light

Respected, influential science-fiction author M. John Harrison returned from a long creative hiatus this year with the acclaimed Light, a book that ranged through millennia

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4 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Awol One: Self-Titled

You have to be pretty damn sure of your abilities as an MC to make your album cover an homage to the Notorious B.I

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4 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Augie March: Strange Bird

Where did Augie March come from? The tangible facts are all here: the quintet hails from Melbourne, Australia, released its second album Strange Bird two

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	Louis Armstrong: The Essential Louis Armstrong

There are too many sets with the present title! Armstrong is Essential, and not to be confused with the image in the minds of a

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3 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Zinedines: Take Me Take Me

I truly wonder whether flight attendants ask people to set their watches back thirty-five years before disembarking their planes in Spain. The proliferation of retro

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	Solex: The Laughing Stock of Indie Rock

You will find that your new copy of The Laughing Stock of Indie Rock, the sophomore effort from Amsterdam’s Elisabeth Esselink, aka Solex, contains

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