Entries from June 2001

The Lies, Resigned (Kill Rock Stars)

June 28th, 2001 · Comments Off on The Lies, Resigned (Kill Rock Stars)

The Lies Resigned Kill Rock Stars By: Eric Greenwood The Lies offer a derivative and deliberate rehash of New Order's early organic/electronic dirges, circa 1981. New Order's Movement is one of my favorite albums, so I'm inclined to be excited by anything that would honor it; however, The Lies take things too far- shamelessly and […]

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Lemon Jelly, Lemonjelly.ky (XL / Beggars Banquet)

June 27th, 2001 · Comments Off on Lemon Jelly, Lemonjelly.ky (XL / Beggars Banquet)

Lemon Jelly Lemonjelly.ky XL / Beggars Banquet By: Eric Greenwood With a loungey mix not quite as buoyant or upbeat as Fantastic Plastic Machine but equally as kitschy, Lemon Jelly compiles its first three limited edition, vinyl-only EP's on this disc, warning, conscientiously, that if you already own the aforementioned EP's "there is no reason […]

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A.C. Cotton, Half Way Down (Self-Released)

June 26th, 2001 · Comments Off on A.C. Cotton, Half Way Down (Self-Released)

A.C. Cotton Half Way Down Self-Released By: Eric Greenwood I've never understood bar rock. Does sweating through generic tunes night after night in a shitty dive really appeal to aspiring musicians? Of course, no band would really consider itself bar rock, but sometimes I wonder. Why would a band purposely adopt a style that is […]

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This Busy Monster, Fireworks (Barsuk)

June 25th, 2001 · Comments Off on This Busy Monster, Fireworks (Barsuk)

This Busy Monster Fireworks Barsuk By: Eric Greenwood According to the band’s bio, I am lazy if I compare This Busy Monster to XTC. I could accept that criticism if that were all I to convey. Lead singer Christopher Possanza also sounds like Joe Jackson. However, in addition to drawing inspiration from both XTC and […]

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Gorillaz, S/t (Parlophone/virgin)

June 24th, 2001 · Comments Off on Gorillaz, S/t (Parlophone/virgin)

Gorillaz S/t Parlophone/virgin By: Eric Greenwood In his quest to avoid recording a new Blur album this year, Damon Albarn has been knocking off side-projects like he doesn’t have a real job. Gorillaz is Albarn’s latest incarnation, and it’s a rap/dub/punk/electronic collaboration with producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura (Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling […]

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Lightning Bolt, Ride The Skies (Load)

June 18th, 2001 · Comments Off on Lightning Bolt, Ride The Skies (Load)

Lightning Bolt Ride The Skies Load By: Eric Greenwood Rumored to be one of the loudest and most frenzied live acts on the touring circuit, Lightning Bolt offers this recorded document of its spasmodic, deafening thrashcore, hoping to convey just as much jaw-dropping awe as its live show purportedly does. The Providence, Rhode Island duo […]

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Moulin Rouge, Directed By Baz Luhrmann (20th Century Fox)

June 13th, 2001 · Comments Off on Moulin Rouge, Directed By Baz Luhrmann (20th Century Fox)

Moulin Rouge Directed By Baz Luhrmann 20th Century Fox By: Eric Greenwood Baz Luhrmann follows up his unwatchable remake of Romeo And Juliet with more of the same slice and dice, over-stylized editing. Setting itself up as a story about “love”, Moulin Rouge barely even scratches the surface of its hackneyed "star-crossed lovers" theme. The […]

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Radiohead, Amnesiac (Capitol)

June 5th, 2001 · Comments Off on Radiohead, Amnesiac (Capitol)

Radiohead Amnesiac Capitol By: Eric Greenwood Reading so much about Radiohead has almost made me as sick of them as critics are telling me I should be. However, listening to Amnesiac does nothing but brighten the band's star in my eyes. I love the fact that Radiohead is playing by its own rules. Bands with […]

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