Reviews
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

At once abstract and heartfelt, sincere and weirdly charming, the film unhinges conventions of linear narrative along with romantic comedy.

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18 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Don't call it a remake.

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	Little Richard: Get Down with It: The Okeh Years

No one can dispute the place Little Richard holds in the rock and roll pantheon. One of the original shouters, the man who came closest

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17 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Destroyer: Your Blues

In the wake of the critical acclaimed heaped upon the New Pornographers sophomore album Electric Version, songwriter and contributor Dan Bejar graces us with another

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Bob Dylan: Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall - The Bootleg Series Volume 6

The newest addition to Bob Dylan’s ongoing archival project, Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall - The Bootleg Series Volume 6, differs greatly from Volumes 4 and 5, but it’s one that should greatly please Dylan fans.

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17 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Big Tymers: Big Money Heavyweight

Of all the bad hip-hop out there, there’s usually none more worthy of scorn than the lukewarm, socially conscious sort championed by latte-swilling anthropology

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17 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	BR549: Tangled in the Pines

BR549 may not be a household name across America just yet, but it’s hard to come back from a trip to Nashville without feeling

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17 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Greg Brown: Honey in the Lion’s Head

We have so much for which to thank the Coen brothers: for the genius of casting John Goodman in just about every movie they make,

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	John Abercrombie: Rarum—Selected Recordings Vol. 14

In his notes to this selection from his considerable ECM output, the by no means elderly silvertopped guitarist laments the disappearance of dark curls evidenced

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17 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

This is Bosch Fawstin's attempt at emulating Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

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17 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

This 96-page, full color book is like an after-school cartoon you can pick up and read.

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17 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Von Bondies The Fever When I saw the Von Bondies and the Fever at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, it was like the meeting

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17 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Mountain Goats Manishevitz First off, Manishevitz features sax and cello, two instruments sorely lacking in post-millennial indie rock. Manishevitz are touring in support of

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17 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sarah Jones The Glorious Melting Potluck Buffet of Sarah Jones Reading theater and film reviews is, for me, a delicate process. Just tell me whether

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17 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Joan of Arc’s Tim Kinsella Make Believe It sounded like a joke when I first found out. I hadn’t heard of the opening

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16 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Marques Wyatt: Horizons

As a confirmed househead and Los Angeles resident, it’s hard for me to give a wholly objective review of anything by Marques Wyatt. This

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	The Von Bondies: Pawn Shoppe Heart

Let’s start out by agreeing to quit talking about the Von Bondies in reference to Jack White. White may have co-produced the band’s

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	Kylie Minogue: Body Language

In late 2002, Kylie Minogue and Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner caused a bit of a stir with their racy performance of Fischerspooner’s remix of “Come

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	Robert Lockwood Jr.: Robert Lockwood Jr.: The Complete Trix Recordings

Robert Lockwood Jr.‘s music is a repository of rhythm, blues, and jazz styles from the last century. From the crude and virile slide of

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	Los Straitjackets: Supersonic Guitars in 3-D

The success of Los Straitjackets is one of the better examples of how fractious the popular music market has truly become, and how that’s

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