Reviews

8 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Dials: Flex Time

You're supposed to like the Dials. They're girls doing punk. They're sassy. Some big-time critics have gotten behind their momentum. So, do they deserve the hype?"

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	The Crimea: Tragedy Rocks

Talented UK band The Crimea release an amazing UK album. Americans will have to wait until 2006 to buy a bloated, merely great version.

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	The Campbell Brothers: Can You Feel It?

I dare you to listen to Can You Feel It? without moving your body. If you do so, you're either deaf or dead.

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	Bobby Bare: The Moon Was Blue

First album in 22 years by country maverick is co-produced by Bare's son. But don't call it a comeback.

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	Bliss: Quiet Letters (U.S.Edition)

Anyone still have that second Enigma album in heavy rotation? Didn't think so.

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	Bantu featuring Ayuba: Fuji Satisfaction

Facts up front: This is a collaborative record between Adé Bantu, a Nigerian/German dancehall/rapper who belongs to the Brothers Keepers collective, and Adewale

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8 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Masters of Horror

Before you know it, the moon man is getting scissors in the eye and homemade arrows through the shoulder. It's horror Home Alone-style.

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8 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

What On Beauty lacks in stylistic verve, it makes up for in overarching, mammoth storytelling.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2005)

Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.

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	Various Artists: Childish Music

What's good for adults isn't always good for kids. Ekkehard Ehlers gets his inner silly on, but what for?"

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	Meat Beat Manifesto: Off-Centre

Jack Dangers freaked out his fanbase with a jaunt into jazz on his last full-length release, At the Center. Off-Centre is where he tells that same fanbase to chill out, already.

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	Modern Giant: Satellite Nights

Aussie popsters use some spoken word pieces to form a well-rounded record recalling The Smiths and any Down Under band worth their salt.

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	Michael Holland: Tomorrows American Treasures

Holland maintains his extraordinary focus, showing his astute respect for traditional American music while varnishing it with enough trippy nuance to keep it vital.

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	Isaac Hayes: Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?

As a compendium for those who can't be bothered to actually buy the real albums, I suppose you could do worse.

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	Hella: Concentration Face/Homeboy

Noise rock duo Hella refuse to relent on new DVD/EP combo.

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	Tim Fite: Gone Ain’t Gone

Good 'ole white homeboy from Brooklyn mixes bargain bin samples and a southern accent. Oh, and he perpetuates a myth that he was born without blood. Are the two related? Do we care?"

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	Defunkt: Defunkt + / Thermonuclear Sweat +

In the beginning, Defunkt was a mad scientist of a band, attempting to splice together jazz and funk in ways no other band had ever attempted. Think of this two disc set as its little mutant baby.

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	The BellRays: The BellRays @ the Barfly [DVD]

Let the BellRays take you on a wild ride... going back to school has never been as much fun.

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7 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

John Hiatt + The North Mississippi Allstars

Funk and chicken: A Tuesday night in Utecht with John Hiatt and 1,000 friends.

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7 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Colbert Report

What The Colbert Report ridicules, then, is our tendency to listen most closely to those with whom we agree, whose shining unrealities make us feel good.

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