Reviews

16 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Enon: Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence

This odds and ends collection might only please the group's most devoted fans, but isn't that the point?"

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	Howie Day: Stop All the World Now (Special Edition)

Howie Day's last album is expanded to contain four extra tracks, but still contains all the singer-songwriter traits Day is deservedly reaping the rewards from.

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16 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Kelli Ali: Psychic Cat

Psychic Cat starts to lose its appeal as soon as you realize that its title isn't a metaphor -- it actually refers to a cat that just might be psychic.

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Playboy: The Mansion

Apparently, free love extends only to heterosexuals and lesbians in this representation of Hef's so-called revolution.

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors

The worlds you visit are surreal spaces that aren't so much about being traversed as they are simply about being inhabited.

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Jak 3

If 'Jak 2' was a little too much like 'Grand Theft Auto', the third game in the series wisely turns the adoration down a notch.

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16 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Gretzky NHL 2005

With the cancellation of the 2004-2005 NHL season imminent, today's hockey is limited to virtual reality and Russia.

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15 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Mark Sandman: Sandbox: The Music of Mark Sandman

My name is Mark Sandman. Music for us is the most important thing. The songs are written about women, how to gain her, how to lose her, and the danger of being human. Each song has its own life, and we try to play each song as it exists by itself.

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	Roots Manuva: Awfully Deep

The crufatin returns for what may be the last run of daringly daft escapades played out in the theatre of your mind.

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15 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Charlie Robison: Good Times

Charlie Robison's gritty, heartbreaking music stands apart from the country-radio crowd.

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	Linton Kwesi Johnson: Live in Paris

Twenty-five years on and Linton Kwesi Johnson is still fighting against the terrorism of institutionalised racism. Live in Paris celebrates the on-going struggle of our 'revalueshanary fren'.

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15 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Ida: Heart Like a River

Pretty, well-arranged, and heart wrenching, this is music for those realizing relationship angst never goes away.

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	Tony Iommi With Glenn Hughes: The 1996 DEP Sessions

Not exactly colored in shades of the blackest Sabbath or deepest Purple, the joint effort of Iommi and Hughes still packs enough wallop to satisfy one's daily metallic craving.

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Despite the crowd's 'real punks don't shower' mind-set, the general attitude was one of unity... in dissent.

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15 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

What to expect? A frozen-in-time Tommy, flipping the pinball machine? A shambling drunk doing his best Westerberg impression? Or maybe, something else....

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15 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

The band's album has had a lot of fashionable comparisons. Live, it's more hot dog than frankfurter. More machine than man.

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15 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sneaky Jesus, rigid aesthetics and the two sides of 'boring'.

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15 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Pick your poison: Something-core, post-whatever, or 'experimental'. Either way, those belt buckles are for real son....

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A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark

By mashing up Romantic idealism with historical materialism and looping in some samples of cyberpunk futurism to boot, Wark offers a glimpse of potential new worlds.

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The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon

Is Michael Chabon only interested in treading water after winning the Pulitzer?"

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