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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Meet the new boss …

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00 AM

This record wholeheartedly captures the current essence of the despair UK kids feel approaching dead-end jobs and cheaply living out their excitement through uninhibited dancing, momentary love, getting pissed, starting rows and any other form of temporary escapism available. The stark accompanying artwork only supports this — no band pictures,...

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Donuts

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00 AM

This is how a beautiful mind says goodbye. Released on his 32nd birthday, just three days before he died, Dilla's instrumental solo album Donuts is, without question, a humbling work of genius filled with everything that made the Slum Village co-founder one of the most unpredictable producers of all time....

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Legacy Greatest Hits Reissues

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Daryl Hall & John Oates Rock 'N Soul, Part 1 (reissue with bonus tracks) Epic/Legacy Terence Trent D'Arby Do You Love Me Like You Say: The Very Best of Terence Trent D'Arby Columbia/Legacy Living Colour Everything is Possible: the Best of Living Colour RCA/Legacy The purist argument against greatest hits...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The schtick remains the same

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

We've been waiting a year to hear Dick Valentine scream it. "Your body is something I might not survive, so bite me. Bite me!" But now that, um, "Bite Me" and Señor Smoke have finally been released stateside — the album hit the UK more than a year ago, but...

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The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

With their furious momentum, Miles Davis' early fusion bands have often been compared to freight trains. And as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, you can't step in front of the same fusionoid freight train twice — certainly not if it's a great one. That's why the world needs a six-CD...

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Babies Makin’ Babies Vol. 2: The Misery Strikes

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Amir "?uestlove" Thompson may be best known as the Roots' 'fro'd pick-sporting drummer and Fiona Apple, Jay-Z and John Mayer collaborator, but he moonlights as a crate-digging DJ, as first heard on 2002's Babies Makin' Babies comp of soul and funk. This time out, ?uestlove puts together an anti-Valentine's Day...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

The Forgotten Arm

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2006 at 12:00 AM

In the world of literary fiction, great short story writers usually fail to produce a novel that rivals their briefer works. For Aimee Mann, her lyrical vignettes of dysfunction and addiction — every bit as complex and beautiful as a Raymond Carver or Flannery O'Connor story — have always had...

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Untouchable Sound — Live

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2006 at 12:00 AM

In the mid- to late '90s, the Make-up rightfully walked as royalty among the underground DIY kingdom — a kingdom defined by the outer reaches of the imaginations of bands on Dischord, K, Touch & Go and other, sub-Sup Pop reluctant marketeers. With peers such as the Dub Narcotic Sound...

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A godfather of glam

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2006 at 12:00 AM

You can hear the exact moment when Marc Bolan jumps the shark. It arrives in "Left Hand Luke and the Beggar Boys," the closing track of 1973's Tanx (the fourth T. Rex album and Bolan's eighth overall since founding Tyrannosaurus Rex in late 1967). Amid a syrupy piano and strings...

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