Reviews

9 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The French Democracy

The rough edges on Chan's work give it an air of urgency.

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The Fame Game: How to Make the Most of Your 15 Minutes by Michael Flocker

'I have never seen [Tara Reid] in any movie or television program, but from what I gather, she is an actress.'"

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)

This film reminds us that natures surrounds us everyday, and provides us with much of what makes life worth living.

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9 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Thing Called Love: Director’s Cut (1993)

Country music provides a roadmap, guiding the characters away from disillusionment and toward a simpler, more straightforward way of life.

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The slightest hint of sharp edges and dissonance lurking beneath Hatakeyama's billowing clouds saves the disc from strictly new age purposes, but it veers dangerously close.

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Ghostigital: In Cod We Trust

In Cod We Trust is truly bizarre spazz-industrial from the ever-warped mind of ex-Sugarcube Einar Örn.

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Hamell on Trial: Songs for Parents Who Enjoy Drugs

Newfound fatherhood fuels Hamell on Trial's fun, yet uneven follow-up to 2003's excellent Tough Love.

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Buzzcocks: Flat-Pack Philosophy

The new record from the British pop-punk legends largely trades in the darkness and aggression of its predecessor for a poppier, more melodic approach.

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9 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Clogs: Lantern

The fourth studio album from Australian-American post-minimalist chamber quartet Clogs, is a mellifluence of atmospheric, improvisationally-spirited classical chamber music with some of the vital immediacy of rock.

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Herbie Hancock: The Essential Herbie Hancock

A career retrospective of the great jazz pianist and popsmith spanning four decades, seven labels and as many styles.

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9 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Its!: The Its!

The Its! The Its! The Its! Their name alone is ridiculously bouncy and fun, and so is their debut.

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9 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jon Langford, the last angry Welsh-American, turns in his finest solo record

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8 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Invasion

It's in the consideration of race and race differences that Invasion has emerged in its first season as one of television's most insightful terrorism-scare shows.

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Wholphin No. 1: DVD Magazine of Unseen Things by McSweeney’s

The DVD part is obvious. But why is Wholphin also billing itself as a magazine?"

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Where the Truth Lies: Unrated Theatrical Version (2005)

As the score swells, the camera reveals a body, a girl seemingly drowned, pale, grotesque, and grim. This, the title hints, is Where the Truth Lies. Except it isn't.

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Mudhoney: Under a Billion Suns

Apocalypse in the garage: Seattle’s answer to the Stooges returns with a powerful explosion.

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8 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sound-wise Figurines are indeed reminiscent of Modest Mouse or Built to Spill, that classically indie pop sound of jangled guitars and unexpected rhythms.

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8 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

This is art at its most mature and engaging.

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daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra: Various

While the daKAH orchestra lacks nothing in terms of musical acumen, it lacks the vital spark necessary to be considered more than a tepid example of the hip-hop genre.

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If you like your rock and roll dirty, unbearably loud and downright f*cking sexy then The Duke Spirit could be right up your street.

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