Aimee Mann: Mental Illness

Aimee Mann: Mental Illness

By Steve Horowitz

Happily, all is not melancholy here. The songs’ characters may be unloved and disturbed, but aren’t we all? 28 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

9 Nov 2010 // 9:58 PM

Manual: Drowned in Light

Drowned in Light ends the one-album streak of ambient that Manual created with 2008's Confluence and returns us to his boringly familiar sounds of summer.

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9 Nov 2010 // 9:56 PM

Bambara: Dog Ear Days

Noisy but not terribly engaging.

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9 Nov 2010 // 6:00 AM

Botany: Feeling Today

Botany offers a glimpse of the beats that lie ahead on an experimental and nostalgic EP.

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9 Nov 2010 // 5:30 AM

NOFX: The Longest EP

NOFX assembles EPs from a 22-year period into one compilation. Fans will appreciate having all of this material in one place, but this is not a good starting point for the curious.

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Erland & The Carnival: Trouble in Mind EP

Erland Cooper teams up with musicians associated with the Verve, Gorillaz, and Paul McCartney's the Fireman, to produce something... different.

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‘Party Down: Season Two’—More Like Party Downbeat, but Funny

Party Down's second season features the various career and personal crises of the crew of struggling actors and screenwriters against the background of a funeral, an unsuccessful orgy, a fundraiser for a private school for the privileged children of vulgar producers, and a hot tub birthday party for Steve Guttenberg.

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Independent Lens: The Longoria Affair (El caso Longoria)

In 1945, the Longoria Affair exposed another side of Three Rivers, one apparently built into the town's original design -- as a place with a separate Hispanic community and Anglo community.

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‘War Don Don’: To Right History

Mediated and multiply framed, truth remains elusive; what remain are images and reflections, narratives that speak to current needs as much as past events.

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What Do Humans Do All Day: The Case of Muppet Sherlock Holmes #3

Jim Henson's Muppets prove to be reinvigored in their BOOM! Kids' comicbook, playing the role of subtle social critique that the original show was so good at.

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Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr Rager

This sequel at times plays less like continuation than repetition, mainly about carrying on the mood of the first album, keeping listeners in the same state of mind.

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'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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