Reviews
	Katrina and the Waves: The Original Recordings: 1983-1984

As Randy Newman once said to Karl Marx, “The world isn’t fair”. It’s based on that principal that I sought out Katrina and

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	Kerosene Brothers: Choose Your Own Title*

If you’re willing to overlook their eyeroller of an album title (“Exciting New Interactive Album Title Technology” the liner notes boast) and a home-shot

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The Shield: The Complete Second Season

Inner city realism wasn’t sellin’. People like to be titillated. —Street muralist, “Scar Tissue” Let’s see what kind of a stand-up guy you

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Persuaders

Follows the adventures of two millionaire playboys who divide their time between enjoying the good life and fighting crime.

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Thirteen (2003)

As the kids have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal, a hard test of their young mettle.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [Special Edition] (1991)

It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

New Dominion Tank Police (1995)

Who has the right to enforce social control, the Tank Police or the Dai Nippon Gaiken Corporation?"

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Manic (2001)

As Lyle first enters the ward, the film takes on a yellow cast, blurry and skittery under an Aphex Twin track.

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Frisk (1996)

Films about killers are supposed to be disturbing. Is it less disturbing if the killer in question is heterosexual?"

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Fist of the North Star, Volume 5 (1984-1987)

Offers another variant of anime's post-apocalypse theme.

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	Various Artists: Parasol’s Sweet Sixteen Volume Seven

Damn, I love sampler discs. They’re so clean, and shiny, devoid of any of the expectations that come with a long-player from a potentially

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1 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Various Artists: Salsa Around the World

Billed as “a Latin dance party with a twist”, Salsa around the World is another multicultural Putumayo hit. It brings together a collection of body

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	Josh Turner: Long Black Train

Josh Turner opens his MCA Nashville debut disc with what can best be termed a country calling card: a train chugging along a track and

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1 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Themselves: The No Music of Aiff’s

Since the release of its first full-length in 1999, the Anticon Collective has stirred up one hell of a fuss among the legions of hip-hop purists.

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1 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Tiger Lou: Trouble and Desire

One of the most classic and overcrowded takes on music is undeniably the lovelorn singer songwriting with acoustic guitar in hand and broken heart in

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	Steve Swallow: Damaged in Transit

I have to say first of all that this CD opens with the most straightforward unpretentious swinging jazz, and never leaves it behind. That’s

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1 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Barmitzvah Brothers: The Night of the Party

Recently, I wrote an article on Lester Bangs for this website in which I criticized the continuing influence of what I felt was a highly

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30 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

You Got Served (2004)

Just in time for their feature film debut, the enormously popular B2K has disbanded, due to 'cash disputes'.

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30 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Perfect Score (2004)

The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.

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	Various Artists: Just Because I’m a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton

Without exception tribute albums travel treacherous terrain. Tampering with material so closely associated with the original artist, especially one with as robust a presence as

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