Reviews

14 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Nadas: Transceiver

It’s another Friday night at your favorite suburban pizza joint, an independently owned place that’s been around for years. While you enjoy your

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	Pat Metheny: Rarum IX, Selected Recordings

This collection series from ECM is a reversal of what many labels do when it comes to putting out compilations. Rather than asking the artists

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14 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jacques Loussier Trio: The Best of Play Bach [SACD]

The very nature of third stream, a jazz movement of more “classically” directed gestations in some ways sounds self-defeating. One of the problems with the

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	Les Baton Rouge: My Body: The Pistol

Les Baton Rouge is a potpourri of European cities and flair. Although starting off in Portugal, the group now calls Berlin home. And they have

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	Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

The myth of the Ugly Duckling is prevalent in our culture; equally important, though with less prominence, is that of the Deteriorating Swan. Let me

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14 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Abba: Gold [DVD]

It is difficult to overstate just how brilliant Abba was.

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11 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Toots & the Maytals: Funky Kingston/In the Dark

If you are a serious Toots & the Maytals fan, then you undoubtedly are already having a party in the dark with this latest Toots

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	Old Time Relijun: Lost Light

Yea, though the tunnel has been long, dark, and wet; though our Mother Earth cried out in terror and awe at the conception; and despite

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11 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Ramiro Musotto: Sudaka

Needless to say, there is a huge music scene in Brazil. And lately, since the ‘90s, much of the music current and available to westerners

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	Mr. Airplane Man: C’mon DJ

The subgenre of two-piece blues/garage acts has its female participants—Meg White of the White Stripes and the Kills’ VV spring to mind—but

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	Ric Menck: The Ballad of Ric Menck

Ric Menck has been in a lot of shimmering and sugarcoated pop bands including Choo Choo Train and the Springfields and others. He has also

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	The Microphones: Live in Japan, February 19th, 21st, and 22nd, 2003

If Phil Elvrum proclaimed himself the son of God it is quite possible that thousands of Microphones fans would believe his claim and follow him

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	Eisley: Marvelous Things

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11 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Martyn Bennett: Grit

Martyn Bennett is a Scottish theatre director and actor who makes albums every once in a while. Grit is his attempt to reclaim Celtic music

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11 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Action Now: All Your Dreams… And More: 1981-1984

For reasons that remain mysterious, power-pop remains a cult movement in spite of its overt accessibility. Any number of “lost classics” from the genre sound

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11 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

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11 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

The foremost asset of this Stephen King adaptation is the wondrous Johnny Depp.

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11 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

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Broken Wings (Knafayim Shvurot) (2002)

Though the movie never directly references the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its implications are everywhere.

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10 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Telefon Tel Aviv: Map of What Is Effortless

The first great album of 2004 has already arrived. From the opening swell of the Loyola University Chamber Orchestra crashing through a giant barbed wire fence

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