These big-budget CDs are interesting for the same reasons we go see the summer blockbuster: to check out this year's latest special effects introduced in basically the same story we watched last summer.
This band is better than every other band on earth, even if you combined all the other bands on earth into one gigantic band -- this band would still be better than that band.' Yet another Canadian collective claims a young writer's heart.
The Goodie Mob try the power of positive thinking to deal with the loss of another member, compelling the remaining two MCs to pose under the beard of the Lumberjacks and release an album that works hard but not especially well.
Ambient in the age of Prefuse 73 sees Orb collaborator Thomas Fehlmann working the clicks & cuts into impressive sonic smokescapes to achieve an album that struggles to attain solidity in a genre that sees too much ephemera.