Reviews

29 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

vs. Wilco' was the headline last week. It was as though the bands, both rising from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, were going to stage a ritualistic gang fight.

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The eBay Effect: Inside a Worldwide Obsession

As host David Faber says, 'If you're not listening to the Community, they can become downright un-neighborly.'

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29 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo

Doug and Quinette's Manichean worldview proves particularly disastrous when combined with a singularly American strain of optimism, a kind of militant Pollyanna spirit often expressed by neoconservatives and some liberal humanitarians.

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Crazed Fruit: Criterion Collection (1956)

Natsuhisa poses as something of a mentor to Haruji, but also reveals a low-grade competitiveness that will soon spiral into full-blown resentment and malice.

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	Soul Coughing: New York, NY 16.08.99

This a wonderful addition to the collection of any Soul Coughing fan, a canny and timely reminder of just how good these guys were.

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	Foo Fighters: In Your Honor

Without a rip or a roar, the first disc passes harmlessly -- it's the quieter second disc that truly demands attention.

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	The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Jazz Moods: Hot

Effervescent New Orleans band's rambunctious installment in Legacy Recordings' frivolous, demeaning series.

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	Clutch: Robot Hive / Exodus

Weirdly enough, Clutch's sixth album sounds more Bonnaroo than Ozzfest. Even weirder, that's a good thing.

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	Tracy Bonham: Blink the Brightest

The once rockin' Grammy nominee and MTV figure shows her real stuff on this mature stunner.

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28 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Blur: Starshaped [DVD]

Nostalgia for the '90s rears its ugly neon head? Say it ain't so Damon.

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28 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bane: The Note

Boston hardcore punk - coming soon to a moshpit near you.

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28 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jim Basnight: Recovery Room

Veteran Seattle rocker Jim Basnight serves up an eclectic collection of strong songs in a diverse mix of musical styles and arrangements.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Attention, all mall-punks, too-too hip indie citydwellers, backwards-baseball-cap boys and low-rise-jean girls; you all owe a debt of gratitude to Fox Television.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hit Me Baby One More Time

NBC's has-been-celebrity version of American Idol brings to television live music that you'd otherwise have to go to car shows to hear.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

E3 2005

E3 attempts to simultaneously be professional and fantastic, and for the most part it succeeds.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Thirty-Three Swoons: A Novel by Martha Cooley

Danny is a nagging, childish pain, Camilla's ex-husband is just too damn nice to be believable, and Camilla's best friend Stuart, the former mime now book shop owner, is the poster boy for the self-absorbed pretentious arty-farty.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sunset Story (2003)

What begins as a remarkable story of two old soldiers in the war on apathy turns into a solemn look at the ravages and revenge of age.

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28 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Pacifier (2004)

To convince Brad Garrett to wear a wrestling singlet, director Adam Shankman reminded him that 'Dignity is trumped by funny.'"

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	Shadow Huntaz: Valley of the Shadow

Valley features some of the most fresh production in hip-hop, courtesy of Dutch duo the Funcken brothers. But the 3 American MCs blow the same old hot air.

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27 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jeff Parker: The Relatives

This is straight-up jazz taken out of the museum and calibrated for maximum accessibility.

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