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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Autechre: Confield

If you are one who fancies order, direction and structure, hang on to your bill because this puppy is going back to the shop. Grandfathers

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	Laurie Anderson: Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology

Since theater began thousands of years ago, there have been performances that could not be classified as plays, musicals, concerts, or public readings. In the

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Angels of Light: How I Loved You

Subtlty. It’s not really a word one would associate with Michael Gira. After all, his former band Swans created loud and angry albums that

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Album Leaf: In An Off White Room

The Album Leaf’s In An Off White Room has a soothing sparseness to it, giving it a strange mix of natural beauty and otherworldliness.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Alien Ant Farm: ANThology

With every batch of CDs I get to review at PopMatters, there’s always a handful that promise some new amount of rock crunch. All

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Dot Allison: Afterglow

Dot Allison's blend of dub and torchy pop made One Dove one of the more intriguing acts to come out of Scotland in the 1990s.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	The Reverend Vince Anderson: I Need Jesus

Editor’s note: The full-length version of this album will be released early in 2002. The Reverend Vince Anderson considers himself a man of God—nevermind

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	Atom & His Package: Redefining Music

Atom & His Package’s music might be an acquired taste for many people. An ex-punk rock kid and his “Package”, a sequencer, together make

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	All Transistor: Parts

I’ve known Thane Matcek, the main guy behind All Transistor, for a few years now, and he’s a great guy, but every time

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Antibalas Afro Beat Orchestra: Liberation Afro Beat Vol. 1

Just when you thought that Afrobeat, epitomized by the late and great Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was dead, or rather, the product of a bygone Third-Worldist,

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	Alsace Lorraine: Through Small Windows

Much of the most moving, long-lasting music succeeds at capturing a certain feeling of transcendence . . . the sense of newness found when hovering between sleep and

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	A-Set: Songs From The Red Room

Muted sirens. Insect-like clicks. Various street noises. They all gently meld together with a timid, but steady organ chord in a 45-second intro. It’s

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	An American Starlet: Sweet Country Lullabies from an American Starlet

What an auspicious beginning: pedal steel guitar and a girl’s wistful twang with the bite of rhubarb. Alt-country, you’re thinking, and the fiddle

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	The American Analog Set: The Golden Band

Nicking the melody from Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart for lead-off track Weather Report is a sure way to grab a listener's attention.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Atari Teenage Riot: 60 Second Wipeout

As far as modern music goes, Berlin’s Atari Teenage Riot are pretty unique—the only people that even resemble them are largely imitators and

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Cindy Alexander: See Red

Let’s get straight to the point. Cindy Alexander looks great, sounds even better and has a debut album packed full of well-written, potential pop-rock

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	The Album Leaf: An Orchestrated Rise to Fall

The Album Leaf is a translation from the German word “Albumblatt,” a term used occasionally to title classical pieces of the Romantic era. The Album

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Being a devoted Guided By Voices fan and follower, I was excited to receive the latest disc from New York'sAnthemic Pop Wonder.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Atombombpocketknife: Alpha Sounds

Boasting one of the best covers I’ve seen in a long time, a U.S. Airforce photo of a helicopter hovering over freshly decimated

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Arling & Cameron: Music for Imaginary Films

I wonder if Air knew how influential Moon Safari would go on to be when they released it back in 1998. Their cut and collage aesthetic-mixing

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