Reviews

11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Super Furry Animals are purveyors of hauntingly memorable rock music that stands as a tessellation of sounds: lilting West Coast rock, trippy psychedelia, garagey

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

In the wake of its debut release, Love Is Here, Starsailor charted a course towards the vast sea of rock stardom - or, at least,

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RJD2 Pretty Girls Make Graves Jason Molina I suppose if you’re an indie rock fan, you might be naturally drawn to the DIY attitude.

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Notwist After years of sitting idle within one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Montreal’s Cabaret Du Plateau has only recently been

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Project .hack

hack reminds us that we live in worlds within worlds in a newly unfolding virtual culture, but that culture is not separate from reality -- it is a part of our reality.

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

NFL Street

While encouraging taunting, through bonus points and rewards, the game seems to police this practice as well.

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Need for Speed Underground

It's no longer about style vs. substance; in this game, style is substance.

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Manhunt

Unlike its predecessors, Manhunt has little to do with story, but instead is driven by your need to kill.

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Midway Arcade Treasures

Where would Mario and Luigi be if it weren't for that stupid ape stealing away the plumber's beloved girlfriend all those years ago?

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Legend of Zelda Collector’s Disc

The ports of both the NES games are flawless -- including all of the original flaws.

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11 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Legacy of Kain: Defiance

Ambivalent morality lies at the heart of what makes the Legacy of Kain series such a sophisticated work of video game art.

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	Various Artists: Rough Guide to the Music of China

One of the nicest things about Rough Guide compilations is that for at least one hour the listener can be transported musically through time and

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10 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Steve Ward: See and Be Seen

In the world of former power pop, quiet is the new loud. So one gathers from listening to the delicate subtleties of the sophomore solo

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10 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Volebeats: Country Favorites

If you didn’t know differently, you’d think this latest release from the Detroit alt.country act Volebeats was simply an homage to the

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10 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Stereolab: Margerine Eclipse

Few bands in the canon of rock music can argue to be as inimitable as Stereolab. In a society that rewards artists for their assimilation

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10 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Diana Ross: Diana [Deluxe Edition]

No replacement exists for the original Diana LP. Sitting on a record store’s shelf back in 1980, the customer would see a lovely black &

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10 Feb 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Richard Devine: Asect/Dsect

My ex-girlfriend (As of two weeks ago. Yeah.) told me once or twice that I didn’t seem like a very “reflective” person. The first

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Fred Anderson: Back at the Velvet Lounge

Fred Anderson has a lovely sound on tenor saxophone, bigger than Sonny Rollins and more on the lines of the sort of thing Charlie Rouse and Anderson’s fellow-Chicagoan Gene Ammons.

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10 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

SpongeBob SquarePants: Seascape Capers

Unlike cartoons that target adults, SpongeBob doesn't employ cynicism, crude humor, sarcasm, or biting social commentary.

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10 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

A Charlie Brown Valentine

Snoopy is the kids' only reliable chaperone and role model, and manages to tag along even on the most dog-inappropriate excursions.

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