Reviews

3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Collabs 3000: Metalism

Techno has found hipsters, and it's lost its hips; Speedy J and Chris Liebing push back.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Erik Friedlander: Prowl

Erik Friedlander's melodies, when he deploys them, go straight to the cerebellum, where they lodge pretty much forever.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hem: No Word From Tom

The band went bankrupt from their previous album. Here, they beautifully recover themselves from Eveningland, and Rabbit Songs as well.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jaheim: Ghetto Classics

While Ja is unquestionably a gifted vocalist, he won't be in the league of the Luthers and the Teddys until his lyrics overcome cliché in the name of 'ghetto realness'.

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Get Set Go: Ordinary World

Get Set Go deal with vices and death and make them both fun to listen to. You've got 80 free minutes to listen to songs about suicide, right?

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3 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

John McNeil: East Coast Cool

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet filtered through the Ornette Coleman Quartet, and the result is something new.

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Beth Orton: Comfort of Strangers

A mixed bag of songs, set to an easy, frequently beautiful folk rock landscape.

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	Bad Religion: Live at the Palladium [DVD]

Bad Religion finally give the fans what they want -- a full-length DVD that captures the band's intensity and musicality in glorious 5.1.

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Dave Chappelles Block Party (2006)

Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.

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2 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

16 Blocks (2006)

Richard Donner's latest buddy-action flick is thick with wrong decisions.

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National Lampoons Pucked (2006)

Bereft of comic chops, Jon Bon Jovi must carry scenes exclusively on the basis of his good looks, which works for about 10 minutes.

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2 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Finally, the monsters are given the chance to speak.

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King Tutankhamun: The Mystery Unsealed

The never ending mystery of King Tut's life and death is explored here.

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2 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Conviction

If you wonder whether the rookie lawyer will stick with his grim new gig, you must not know much about TV pilots.

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winch

Through no weakness on the author or publisher, it arrived not long after Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans, another American city at the opposite end of the country and century.

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2 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Weather Man (2005)

'The Chicago weatherman,' says Nicolas Cage, 'is a very important weatherman, because everyone in Chicago relies on him so much, and if he gets it wrong, it really ruins their day.'"

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Great minds collide, but there's as much friction as there is heat.

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B.Fleischmann: The Humbucking Coil

Canny post-rock pop goodness from Mr. Fleischmann, whose record Pop Loops for Breakfast is one of Matt Cibula's fave raves of this century.

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Lanterna: Desert Ocean, Geoff Farina et al: New Salt

Two completely different, and successful, takes on instrumental rock.

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

LunarTheory: LunarTheory

Canadian indie music that isn't much more exciting than the Canadian daily news.

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