Reviews

15 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Flatmates: Love and Death

Reissues are all the rage these days. It seems every week the new releases list is filled with more and more old names. Whether it’

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	De La Soul: De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities & Classics

De La Mix Tape is a curious collection of, well, remixes, rarities, and classic joints in Tommy Boy's recent slew of De La Soul product (see the joint release of Live at Tramps NYC 1996 and last year's Timeless: Singles Collection).

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	Gabriela Anders: Last Tango in Rio

The marketing strategy for the current crop of popular jazz media darlings—Diana Krall, Peter Cincotti, Jamie Cullum—involves deluging them with comparisons to jazz

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15 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Super Mario 64 DS

The ability to see where games like Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter evolved from is a wonderful opportunity.

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15 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bejeweled 2

A common mistake when considering a simple, abstract game like this is to think that the quality of its graphics and sound are somehow less important than in blockbuster titles.

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15 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Autobahn Total

For as long as PCs have been around, there has been an endless supply of titles sold for rock bottom prices.

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	Placebo: Once More with Feeling: The Singles 1996-2004

Placebo's music is so full of sex and drugs, it's amazing the rock & roll doesn't come across as an afterthought.

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14 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Low Millions: Ex-Girlfriends

Adam Cohen's (yes, Leonard's son) new record stands next to its competitors on AC or AAA radio with moderate success.

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14 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kevin Lyttle: self-titled

I don’t like soca. I never have. It’s nothing personal; soca never slept with my wife or planted crack rocks in my glove

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	Keith Levene: Killer in the Crowd

Keith Levene is a man erased. His career manages to stand continually in the mere periphery of rock history, a man seemingly doomed to never

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14 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Kid Spatula: Meast

Was anybody warned that acid is addictive? Aren’t we supposed to be tired of it by now? Back in 1990-whatever-it-was, I was deep into

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14 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Bee Gees: Number Ones

Unfairly dismissed at first as second-rate Beatles rip-offs in the ‘60s and then reviled in the ‘70s as the falsetto-voiced disco hit machines who killed

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14 Dec 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Don Byron: Ivey-Divey

He's the best clarinet player we will ever hear, he's a reckless and adventurous composer, he's got 58 ideas whereas other musicians only ever have one or two.

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14 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Naughty or nice? Either way you're getting a leotard for Christmas.

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14 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Compositional prowess fails in the face of honest, human emotion. If computers could cry, they would.

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14 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

does this, and more.

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Convulsions and conflicted cock-rock? Yawn... Bring on the headliner...

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14 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Imagine Napoleon Dynamite. Now picture him in a bright, red necktie, black, horn-rimmed glasses and a half-shell motorcycle helmet. Awesome.

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14 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Saint Morrissey by Mark Simpson

Morrissey is loved because he feels unloved. His followers revel helplessly in the romanticized hyperbole of self-pity.

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The Rise of Fashion: A Reader by Daniel Leonhard Purdy

In many respects, the fashion debate is a product of the emergence of modern culture and its various forms of accommodation and resistance.

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