Reviews

23 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Brian Eno: Discreet Music

By now, the story is legendary. In 1975, Brian Eno, the man whose young career already had more than enough innovation, daring, and radiant genius to

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23 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	DJ Cam: Liquid Hip-hop

In an effort most worthy of discussion for 2004’s “Best Of, but Barely Mentioned” lists, DJ Cam achieves every goal of the successful DJ record

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23 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Camera Obscura: Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi

Listening to Camera Obscura is pure effortless fun. They’re a band content with not making you work for it. Pop the CD in and

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Ray Charles: Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony [DVD]

Fans looking for footage of his incendiary R&B will need to look elsewhere. However, Live in Concert is a pleasant trip to the crisp, seasoned concerts Charles gave in the latter part of his life.

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	Autistic Daughters: Jealousy and Diamond

Sometimes you get some really freakin’ weird albums in the mail that, after the first eight seconds, you look at the clock and realize it

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23 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Stilted '80's confectionary leaves punter wondering: in the province of the amateur, can anyone be king?

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This is what childbirth must feel like... from the baby's point of view. A hard-earned evening in Paris.

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23 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bayou Ambassadors proclaim: 'A Cajun man is happy if he has a jug in one hand and a cup in the other.' Who isn't?

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The pit is calling. Will you return? Ruminations on a cyclical search for purity in punk rock.

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	U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Unlike so many of their younger peers, U2 aren't writing protest music. They also aren't trying to shift musical paradigms. Instead, they're writing pop songs for a large and expectant public (a populist step in its own right).

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22 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Pearl Jam: Rearview Mirror

This compilation is the '90s, captured in 33 songs, and it's an enjoyable ride.

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22 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Mase: Welcome Back

When we last heard from Mase, he was in a bad, bad way. His sophomore album had flopped critically (no big deal; heads would never

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22 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Tift Merritt: Tambourine

When Tift Merritt’s first album, Bramble Rose, came out in 2002, the critics all salivated, placing her in a genealogical line of country legends such

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	Rebecca Martin: People Behave Like Ballads

Rebecca Martin is originally from Maine but moved to the Big Apple in 1990. When she was there she came in touch with a singer-songwriter named

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	Killing Joke: For Beginners

Emerging from the same post punk era that yielded such crucial bands as Wire, Bauhaus, and The Cure, Killing Joke' music was vicious, feral almost.

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22 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	John Hoskinson: Miscellaneous Heathen

If, like me, you agree there’s a place in the world for intelligent folk-rock, let me direct you to the wonderful debut album from

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22 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Trailer Park Boys

A clever dig at the unreality of reality shows, Trailer Park Boys makes the point that the camera alters the world it's observing.

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Manhunt: The Search for America’s Most Gorgeous Male Model

For decades, models have fought the stereotype that they are stupid and superficial. Unfortunately, Manhunt reinforces that stereotype.

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22 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

House

The invasive camera stands in, weirdly, for the doctor who's overseeing the weekly inquiries, one Dr. Gregory House.

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22 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Chanel No. 5 The Film: Le Film du Film

Luhrmann has his finger on the postmodern impulse to recombine ideas specific to advertising, film, and art.

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