Reviews

19 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Cub Country: Stay Poor / Stay Happy

“I’d just like to continue making records and putting them out for a long time to come with people who get it, and want

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19 Sep 2004 // 3:00 PM

	Baby Woodrose: Dropout!

It’s a common trope in rock criticism—noting that a band, based on its sound, must feature members with great record collections. Denmark’s

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Zhou Yu’s Train (Zhou Yu de huo che) (2002)

Li Gong embodies a yearning that is simultaneously timeless and frozen in time, delicate and determined, vibrant and unbearable.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Wimbledon (2004)

Theirs is an altogether formulaic affair -- complete with wishing on comets, lolling by fountains, running from paparazzi.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Virgin (2003)

Jessie's belief that she might be special, chosen for this important role, changes her.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

If the glorious surprise offered up by The Wizard of Oz was its depiction of a world beyond any material reality, the agreeable gimmick of Sky Captain is its imitation of what's come before.

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Back for another go-round with the Umbrella Corporation, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is leaner and lots meaner.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Brown Bunny (2003)

We might only imagine how peeved some Republicans are that Vincent Gallo has named himself one of them.

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	Queensrÿche: The Art of Live

Sometimes a band releases an album that’s much too great for their own good. Prior to 1988, Seattle’s Queensrÿche were one of the

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16 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Plastic Constellations: Mazatlan

Part of growing up involves becoming aware of one’s own sudden, unexpected legitimacy. As a youth, prominent public figures as Grownups, and popular wisdom

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16 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	R. Kelly: Happy People/U Saved Me

The career of R. Kelly has been plagued with incendiary sexual scandals, the flames of which Kelly has brazenly fanned in public and in his

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	Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette: The Out-of-Towners

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, colloquially known in jazz circles merely as “the standards trio”, have played together for over 20 years, and have

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	John Wilkes Booze: Five Pillars of Soul

John Wilkes Booze is what happens when some college kids from Bloomington, Indiana decide to seek out new revolutionary heroes and scribble righteous garage tunes

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16 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Griffin House: Lost & Found

I’ll take any opportunity I can get to defend the contemporary singer-songwriter, who has endured years of verbal lashings ever since John Lennon unleashed

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16 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Headset: Spacesettings

The electronic/hip-hop hybrid works for Headset. The smart robot backdrops on the Spacesettings LP follow the cunning verse well, maybe even as well as

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	Peter Case: Who’s Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?: Selected Tracks 1994-2004

When you’re down deep at the bottom of the indie rock well, you miss things. I, for one, get comfortable down there. It’s

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16 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Brandy: Afrodisiac

I’ll be the first to admit that pop music doesn’t make sense to me even on its own terms. Britney Spears, but not

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	Various Artists: Death by Salt: A Slug Magazine Compilation

As he drove through America thinking about his native land, John Steinbeck lamented in Travels With Charley: In Search of America that years of radio

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15 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Unbunny: Snow Tires

After years of producing music on limited distribution labels, Unbunny—the guitar pop project of Jared del Deo—has finally landed a deal with Parasol’

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