Reviews > Music

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

9 Aug 2006 // 2:00 AM

Forget Cassettes: Salt

Unhinged, but in control. Guitarist, songwriter, and frontwoman Beth Cameron sings from the edge, nearly teetering over, and then snapping back. She’s an alt-Mary

READ more
Various Artists: The Best of Studio One Collection

New four-disc box set of Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One recordings is a cross-section of seminal ska and rocksteady, and a foundation for contemporary reggae.

READ more

9 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sad Girl: Twenty Years

Tommy Swerdlow wrote the script for the John Candy comedy Cool Runnings years ago. So why is he now with his wife issuing an album?

READ more

9 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

French Kicks: Two Thousand

French Kicks have become indie rock wallpaper, and Two Thousand, while perfectly enjoyable, is, all in all, just another sheet on the wall.

READ more
Donavon Frankenreiter: Move By Yourself

To put Frankenreiter's music in some perspective for you, he sounds like Ben Harper -- a lot like Ben Harper.

READ more
Winard Harper Sextet: Make it Happen

Modern mainstream jazz at its broadest and deepest, African currents, After Hours, Amen!

READ more

9 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ani DiFranco: Reprieve

Another year, another Ani album, this one finding our hero examining herself as much as she does the world around her.

READ more

9 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lulendo: Angola

Angola doesn't often produce international musicians, but when it does, then they're usually worth the wait.

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

The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

READ the article