Reviews

9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Psychonauts

Admirably, the writing in Psychonauts succeeds not with non sequitur lines or potty humor, but with clever puns and jokes fully integrated into both the gameplay universe and narrative.

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The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha by Stephen

Asma forces us to examine what areas of faith and secular life are inseparable from our identities, and in so doing he becomes an interesting counterpoint to the normal hero of the travelogue.

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9 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

When Landlady works in tandem with her husband, they form a stunning and loving pair of fighters, old school and raucous at the same time.

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Fruit of Paradise (1970)

Chytilová starts by asking an interesting question: isn't it rational to eat from the tree of knowledge?"

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8 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

SVT: No Regrets

I hate to pick on these guys, but things have changed a lot since the early '80s when SVT made these songs.

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	Keely Smith: Vegas ‘58—Today

Live from New York: It's Las Vegas swing music from the '50s. Gleeby music, that is, with Keely Smith singing her parts and that of her famous old partner, Louis Prima.

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	Nevermore: This Godless Endeavor

Nevermore has the respect; all they need now are the sales.

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	Carrie Newcomer: Regulars and Refugees

It's a well-crafted collection of thoughtful, touching songs that will keep listeners coming back time and time again.

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8 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Moonbabies: War on Sound

Moonbabies' swirling, intoxicating brand of leftfield pop music is almost good enough to get you to throw out your old Cocteau Twins cassettes.

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	Felix Laband: Dark Days Exit

It could be soothing us, or it could be lulling us into a false sense of security. Either way, it's quite wonderful.

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8 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Earl Klugh: Naked Guitar

Solo acoustic guitar from the smooth pioneer finds him doing what good musicians do when unburdened by too much schmaltz.

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	Tyrone Davis: Give It Up (Turn It Loose): The Very Best of the Columbia Years

New compilation of Chicago soul singer's album tracks for Columbia from 1976-1981 reflects the indulgences of the disco era.

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8 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mariah Carey: The Emancipation of Mimi

If Mariah Carey felt like she was in a mental prison, her latest album is the emancipation she has been waiting for.

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8 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

's drummer Peter Prescott announced that his band's reunion was over...

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8 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

30 Days:  Revisited

What the next season of 30 Days needs is a greater focus on

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	Various Artists: Motown Remixed

If all remix discs were this good, well... the world would be a better place, I'll say that much.

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7 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Wilderness: Wilderness

Bombastic art-rock for vocal fetishists. This might break your head.

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	Nine Pound Hammer: Mulebite Deluxe

Essentially, Nine Pound Hammer are the Dictators from the bible belt, and Mulebite Deluxe has caught them at the top of their powers.

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	Lorna: Static Patterns and Souvenirs

Dreamy, mood-making British group influenced by Mazzy Star but with its own special take on a cloudy, dreary, dark and yet still hopeful world.

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	The Likwit Junkies: The L.J.‘s

Just one MC and one DJ, Herut and Babu officially christen their pairing with a lengthy offering.

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