Reviews

22 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Alabama 3: Last Train to Mashville Vol. 2

Greatest hits albums are strange beasts. They can be a stellar introduction to an artist whose catalogue is huge. Don’t know that much about

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22 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Aroah: The Last Laugh

There was a time when singers like Cat Power and Fiona Apple were the talk of the town. Their fragile vocals and hushed stage presence

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fly has a gift, and that gift is the ability to draw the most mundane, splayed-out meth addict in such a way as to make them look like an alien fairy superhero.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The contrast of the occasional darkness of the story was compelling and there was always humor right around the corner.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Imagine, if you will, the literary genre of high fantasy existing in the middle of a rather crowded meadow -- one with deep trench now running through the middle of it. The trench would naturally mark the place where J.R.R. Tolkien struck gold with his Lord of the Rings trilogy in the 1950s.

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A Home at the End of the World (2004)

Unfortunately, Bobby's (Colin Farrell) vagueness tends to be more tiresome than inspiring.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2003)

'As far back as I can remember,' Large sighs, 'I've been medicated.'"

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Catwoman (2004)

The women on either side of the film's imaginary moral divide are both gorgeous and potent, both capable of cruel violence, and both dedicated to their own desires.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Embodying the ruthlessness of the eat-its-own CIA (as well as the entertainment industry), Bourne isn't seeking revenge in the usual sense.

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Tyko: A Long Way from One to Zero

Rising atop the release schedule on the increasingly more prolific Blisscent Records, Tyko’s A Long Way from One to Zero harkens back to many

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Senor Happy: I’m Sorry

Never mind that it’s been six years since Senor Happy’s debut—it’s a wonder that the band even had time to contemplate

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Roosevelt Sykes: Chicago Boogie

If it’s understandable that Leroy Carr isn’t in the current blues pantheon, it’s even less understandable—if not necessarily less unjust—that

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Rachel Z: Everlasting

Rachel Nicolazzo, or Rachel Z, emerged in the 1990s as a talented “Young Lion” pianist. Having graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1984, she has

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	The Firebird Suite / The Firebird Project: Archives 1996-1998

The Firebird Suite, in addition to being a Stravinsky symphony, is also a band, or at least, is sort of a band. The elaborate story,

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Fiery Furnaces: Blueberry Boat

Somehow the Fiery Furnaces have been able to avoid the imbroglio facing other like-minded duos—the daunting comparison to the charisma and musical muscle of

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Flatlanders: Live ‘72

Perhaps it’s sheer accident that club owner and amateur recording aficionado Gary Oliver didn’t tape over this set he captured of a then-unknown

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	Duke Ellington: Piano in the Background

The core of this CD was issued as a vinyl LP named in parallel with Elington’s piano trio masterpiece Piano in the Foreground. Ellington

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21 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	BT: The Technology EP

When listening to trance music, one must consider the time and place of its origination. One must also take into account the artist and his/

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20 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Thee Shams: Please Yourself

For bands devoted to the R&B heart of rock n’ roll, the halos around their pupils glimmering with blue-eyed soul, their debt to

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20 Jul 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Thievery Corporation: The Outernational Sound

Rob Garza and Eric Hilton have incomparable taste. Just look at the duo, smartly turned out in trademark dark, sleek suits. But their sense of

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