Entries from October 2001

Saso, Big Group Hug (Melted Snow)

October 22nd, 2001 · 1 Comment

Saso Big Group Hug Melted Snow By: Eric Greenwood Why on earth would anybody name an album Big Group Hug? It smacks of emasculation and the ripple effect of the whole 1960"s zeitgeist. However languid the music may seem, Saso understands the dynamics of subtlety and substance. So, let"s try to forget what the album […]

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Death Cab For Cutie, The Photo Album (Barsuk)

October 19th, 2001 · Comments Off on Death Cab For Cutie, The Photo Album (Barsuk)

Death Cab For Cutie The Photo Album Barsuk By: Japanese Correspondent- Patrick Doherty Sixteen months after the release of its sophomore effort, Death Cab For Cutie returns with an attempt to overhaul its sound somewhat, trading lofty experimentalism for more conventional songwriting techniques. Let"s be honest, though- these guys are still playing prog-rock, relying on […]

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Tenacious D, S/t (Epic)

October 16th, 2001 · Comments Off on Tenacious D, S/t (Epic)

Tenacious D S/t Epic By: Eric Greenwood "I love you baby but all I can think about is kielbasa sausage your buttcheeks is warm." There are so many reasons why that line is funny, not the least of which is its utter absurdity. Such is the charm of Tenacious D. Jack Black and Kyle Gass […]

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The Charlatans Uk, Wonderland (MCA)

October 13th, 2001 · Comments Off on The Charlatans Uk, Wonderland (MCA)

The Charlatans Uk Wonderland MCA By: Eric Greenwood For some odd reason The Charlatans UK have been largely ignored in this country for the better part of their decade-long career. Maybe it"s the curse of using the "UK" tag at the end of their name. No band in history has overcome that to achieve mass […]

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Bjork, Vespertine (Elektra)

October 9th, 2001 · Comments Off on Bjork, Vespertine (Elektra)

Bjork Vespertine Elektra By: Eric Greenwood Strap on a dead bird, and curl up next to a volcano- it"s the new Bjork album! With another set of icy cool electronics, random sputters and whirs, Bjork spills her guts at a much slower pace than usual. It"s all immaculately produced, of course, but rather lacking in […]

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Modest Mouse, Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks (Epic)

October 8th, 2001 · Comments Off on Modest Mouse, Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks (Epic)

Modest Mouse Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks Epic By: Eric Greenwood I suppose that if you"re a Modest Mouse completist and you don"t have a record player (and don"t like paying Japanese import prices) then this new EP is worth your time. However, if you"re just a music fan who appreciates Modest Mouse for […]

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The Strokes, Is This It (RCA)

October 7th, 2001 · Comments Off on The Strokes, Is This It (RCA)

The Strokes Is This It RCA By: Eric Greenwood Riding the wave of hyperbole surrounding the release of this album would do The Strokes a disservice, so I will try to avoid resorting to superlatives to describe their music (although, I"m sure a few will creep in"). The Strokes are a mass of contradictions: Wealthy, […]

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The Dropscience, Experimenting With Contrast (Happy Couples Never Last)

October 4th, 2001 · Comments Off on The Dropscience, Experimenting With Contrast (Happy Couples Never Last)

The Dropscience Experimenting With Contrast Happy Couples Never Last By: Eric Greenwood What a pretentious bunch of nonsense. Uninspiring rock of the "post" kind featuring members of members of"who cares (probably bad emo bands)? Overlong and predictable songs with atrocious vocals that emote over top of watered down, fourth generation Fugazi and June Of 44 […]

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The Ladderback, Introductions To Departure (Bifocal Media)

October 4th, 2001 · Comments Off on The Ladderback, Introductions To Departure (Bifocal Media)

The Ladderback Introductions To Departure Bifocal Media By: Eric Greenwood The Ladderback, a trio from Raleigh, North Carolina, employs tried and true ingredients in its aggro-punk attack on this- its fierce and focused second album. For a trio The Ladderback certainly creates an inordinate amount of noise- the overdubs notwithstanding. The guitars blast in short […]

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