Reviews > Music

5 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Scout Niblett: Kidnapped By Neptune

Scout Niblett delivers an uneven, unnecessarily difficult album. Just like she wanted to.

READ more
	John Digweed: Choice: A Collection of Classics

Choice offers an interesting look at what fans like Digweed were listening to in the years immediately leading up to the advent of mega-clubs and superstar DJs.

READ more

5 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Coldplay: X & Y

Brace yourselves, it's here. The fans will love it, the band's popularity will grow even more, and EMI can rest easy.

READ more
	Michelle Shocked: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell / Got No Strings / Mexican Standoff

Like The Godfather, Michelle Shocked returns with her own trilogy -- part Tex-Mex, part swing, part Disney and everything in between. And most of the time it works very smoothly.

READ more
	Adam Richman: Patience and Science

A record so bland that it almost reaches new levels of disposability. I'm sure someone will like it.

READ more
	Meshuggah: Catch Thirtythree

This is what happens when a talented band has too much time on their hands.

READ more
	DJ Sneak: House of Om Presents: DJ Sneak

Come one, come all: speaker people, head boppers, pill poppers.

READ more
	Elvis Costello: King of America

Rhino continues its impressive campaign of Costello reissues by tackling one of his most beloved releases.

READ more

2 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Terence Blanchard: Flow

Another former 'Young Lion' on trumpet nods toward Bitches Brew in his middle age. But the sound is as much Metheny as it is Miles, despite Herbie Hancock being the producer. Through it all, however, Blanchard plays singingly.

READ more
	Belle & Sebastian: Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

Belle and Sebastian's classic Jeepster/Matador EP's are now available on a compact two-disc collection. Now there's no excuse for not purchasing them.

READ more
	Jimmy Thackery: Healin’ Ground

The man needs no subtlety, a blues singer or guitarist who could pass visually for a country singer and does play Soulabilly and R&Babilly too.

READ more

1 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Supagroup: Rules

Cock-rockers extraordinaire, Supagroup is decadent, over-the-top and deadly serious all at once. And, oh -- Rules is the best party record of the year, too.

READ more
	Magnolia Electric Co.: What Comes After the Blues

Magnolia Electric Co.'s studio debut is humbler and quieter, but (never fear!) as yearning and high-lonesome as ever.

READ more

1 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth

Despite an occasional need for Gas-X, Stephen Malkmus's third post-Pavement album finds him regaining the playfulness and inspiration that made him an indie-rock icon.

READ more

1 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

Enuma Elish: Leviathan

Enuma Elish is a jazz group, a rock group, a post-rock group, an electronic group, a funk band, and an avant-garde world music group.

READ more
	Brand New Sin: Recipe For Disaster

The perfect music for a summer afternoon with a tubful of beer on ice.

READ more

1 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Autechre: Untilted

There is a degree of work involved in acclimating one's self to the extremely heady altitudes at which Autechre dwell, but it is trivial compared to the serious delights that await the conscientious listener.

READ more

31 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Us3: Questions

1993 was a long time ago, and what was sly and cosmopolitan then is elementary now.

READ more

31 May 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Sleater-Kinney: The Woods

Consistently challenging and absolutely thrilling, S-K's seventh release is a renewal of the word 'loyalty': to a band, and to rock 'n' roll.

READ more
	Kelly Joe Phelps: Tap the Red Cane Whirlwind

Stupendous guitarist in syncretic singer-songwriter style writes extremely strange lyrics, accompanies exquisitely.

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

PopMatters is on a short summer publishing break. We resume Monday, July 6th.

// Announcements

"PopMatters is on a short summer publishing break. We resume Monday, July 6th.

READ the article