Reviews

28 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jim Basnight: Recovery Room

Veteran Seattle rocker Jim Basnight serves up an eclectic collection of strong songs in a diverse mix of musical styles and arrangements.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Attention, all mall-punks, too-too hip indie citydwellers, backwards-baseball-cap boys and low-rise-jean girls; you all owe a debt of gratitude to Fox Television.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hit Me Baby One More Time

NBC's has-been-celebrity version of American Idol brings to television live music that you'd otherwise have to go to car shows to hear.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

E3 2005

E3 attempts to simultaneously be professional and fantastic, and for the most part it succeeds.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Thirty-Three Swoons: A Novel by Martha Cooley

Danny is a nagging, childish pain, Camilla's ex-husband is just too damn nice to be believable, and Camilla's best friend Stuart, the former mime now book shop owner, is the poster boy for the self-absorbed pretentious arty-farty.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sunset Story (2003)

What begins as a remarkable story of two old soldiers in the war on apathy turns into a solemn look at the ravages and revenge of age.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2004)

To convince Brad Garrett to wear a wrestling singlet, director Adam Shankman reminded him that 'Dignity is trumped by funny.'"

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	Shadow Huntaz: Valley of the Shadow

Valley features some of the most fresh production in hip-hop, courtesy of Dutch duo the Funcken brothers. But the 3 American MCs blow the same old hot air.

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27 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jeff Parker: The Relatives

This is straight-up jazz taken out of the museum and calibrated for maximum accessibility.

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27 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Lovejoy: Everybody Hates

English act Lovejoy create soft, dreamy pop that evokes sunny spring days -- until you take a close listen to the lyrics. Leave it to the English to be both soft-spoken and sharp-tongued.

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	Darkest Hour: Undoing Ruin

The metalcore standouts have made a bold stylistic leap, but not in the direction you'd expect.

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An admirable if unimpressive romp through '70s rock that will have you yearning for the real deal.

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	Boredoms: Seadrum/House of Sun

Japanese punk legends excel themselves with an intoxicatingly frenetic display of music as a beautifully unstoppable force of nature (and one other 20 minute track).

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	A Band of Bees: Free the Bees

Stylistic U-turn from eclectic Isle of Wighters gives revivalism a good name.

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27 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

If I were Britt Daniels I would love to kick Coldplay's Chris Martin in the face. Somebody needs to.

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27 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The 4400

The storyline pitches The 4400 deep into schlock sci-fi-horror territory: absolute power applied absolutely and also illogically, to maximize sensation.

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27 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hellraiser: Deader (2005)

It's hard to dislike Hellraiser: Deader, despite the fact that in many ways it's a disappointing film.

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	Gatsbys American Dream: Volcano

A concept album about Mount Vesuvius?!? Bring it on! Seattle lit types deliver one of the year's best rock albums.

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	Franklin Delano: Like a Smoking Gun in Front of Me

This Italian group's attempt at experimental neo-roots music lacks form, shape, and perspective.

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	Eluvium: Talk Amongst the Trees

What we have here is an assembly of sound whose origin seems to be wholly not of this earth.

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