Reviews > Music
Wrinkle Neck Mules: Pull the Brake

The strongest feature of Pull the Brake is its everyman appeal -- you can sing along from your Prius, your pickup, your Porsche, or the paddy wagon. And that's what country music is about, yes?

READ more

11 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Small Sins: Small Sins

Small Sins could be a guilty pleasure or just a fine accompaniment to your late summer state of mind.

READ more
Various Artists: Radio Thailand

It switches rapidly from one sound to another as if the listener is wandering down a street catching brief snatches of radio from different doorways.

READ more
The Meat Purveyors: Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!

Checking out what songs a band decides to record and what approach gets taken can prove illuminating. This seems especially true of those on the new album by that punk bluegrass group from Texas, the Meat Purveyors.

READ more
Kid 606: Pretty Girls Make Raves

Kid 606's schizophrenic career now provides us with, of all things, an old school techno album.

READ more
Various Artists: My Old Man: A Tribute To Steve Goodman

This spare, folkie homage to the Chicago singer-songwriter Goodman, who died in 1984, was constructed by his daughter Rosanna, a musician in her own right who

READ more
Creatures of the Golden Dawn: An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge

The Creatures of the Golden Dawn seem perfectly content to be a band outside of time. Their convincing psychedelic garage sound would’ve landed them

READ more
Vanna: The Search Party Never Came

Emocore needs an act like Thrice, a creative band capable of crossing over from the adolescent crowd to mainstream rock. What emocore doesn’t need

READ more

10 Aug 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Shapes: The Shapes

It’s exciting to find an unsigned band who are on the verge of making it. This tingly vibe is currently attached to New York

READ more
DJ Quik: Born & Raised in Compton: The Greatest Hits

For over a decade and a half, the man born David Blake has served as MC, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, making him one of the genre's most well-rounded talents.

READ more
Matthew Friedberger: Winter Women / Holy Ghost Language School

Chances are, a simple look at the name of the artist tells you all you need to know about what's contained on the album.

READ more
Struggle in the Hive: Struggle in the Hive

The tandem of Nigel Jeffrey and B Patric has created some decent tunes on this self-titled release. Easily comparable to early Pink Floyd tracks like “

READ more
Say Hi To Your Mom: Impeccable Blahs

An eclectic look into the world of vampires that tells us more about humans. Not a concept album, but an album with a concept.

READ more

10 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Chris Knight: Enough Rope

The coolest thing is that this might not even be the album of his career.

READ more
The Wonder Stuff: Suspended by Stars

While the Wonder Stuff's comeback was questioned last time around, this disc makes a case for both change and longevity.

READ more

10 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Various Artists: Sail Away

Although some artists are labeled "best" with surprising ease and frequency, others need a bit of advocacy on their behalf. Here's a well-deserved salute to Randy Newman.

READ more

10 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Kahoots: Fourteen Ghosts

The Kahoots clearly know their indie pop, but are still searching for an identity.

READ more
Scholar & TrueBLESS: The Love Freedom Movement

If Scholar & TrueBLESS could make a feature film, I’d bet half my CD collection it would be a parody of Quentin Tarantino’s

READ more
Sandoz: Live in the Earth - Sandoz in Dub Chapter 2

Bill Laswell took his jazz roots to dub with his RadioAxiome project collaboration with Jah Wobble. Now Richard Kirk, founder of ‘70s industrial post-punk outfit

READ more

9 Aug 2006 // 4:00 AM

Astral Doors: Astralism

Old school metal fans, you are going to like this. They might be from Sweden, but Astral Doors has mastered the classic heavy metal sound

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

READ the article