Entries from December 2002

The Ghost, This Is A Hospital (Some)

December 31st, 2002 · Comments Off on The Ghost, This Is A Hospital (Some)

The Ghost This Is A Hospital Some By: Eric Greenwood The Ghost fits snugly into that crowded den of bands emoting through frantic dynamics, half-sung/half-screamed vocals, intensely personal lyrics, and post-punk noise, but please don't make me say the word. We all know what I'm talking about, so let's just move on. Keeping The Ghost's […]

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The Timeout Drawer, A Difficult Future (Some Odd Pilot)

December 30th, 2002 · Comments Off on The Timeout Drawer, A Difficult Future (Some Odd Pilot)

The Timeout Drawer A Difficult Future Some Odd Pilot By: Eric Greenwood It would be easy to dismiss The Timeout Drawer's laborious instrumentals as retro-prog-rock wankery, but the arrangements have such depth and the analogue sounds such warmth and texture that it would be awfully shortsighted to do so. Moving away from the echoing chambers […]

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Moving Units, S/T 12 Inch Ep (Three One G)

December 30th, 2002 · Comments Off on Moving Units, S/T 12 Inch Ep (Three One G)

Moving Units S/T 12 Inch Ep Three One G By: Eric Greenwood So, yeah, Moving Units sounds an awful lot like The Rapture, but that doesn't change the fact that this Los Angeles trio still rocks. The onslaught of post-Gang Of Four bands is almost overwhelming lately. Who would have thought a bunch of art […]

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Beck, Sea Change (DGC)

December 29th, 2002 · Comments Off on Beck, Sea Change (DGC)

Beck Sea Change DGC By: Eric Greenwood Is it a coincidence that Sea Change is Beck's most maudlin album to date and he's now a full-blown Scientologist? Doubtful. Paying big bucks to get that alien off your back to reach OT level 7 or whatever must be trying for a sensitive soul like Beck's. I'm […]

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The Raveonettes, Whip It On (Crunchy Frog)

December 21st, 2002 · Comments Off on The Raveonettes, Whip It On (Crunchy Frog)

The Raveonettes Whip It On Crunchy Frog By: Eric Greenwood Something dubious is afoot when clear out of the blue both Rolling Stone and MTV – your sources for the sounds of the underground, right? – are showering a previously unheard of band with unequivocal praise. Add to that the fact that the band's debut […]

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Little Joe Gould, Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing (Eyeball)

December 15th, 2002 · Comments Off on Little Joe Gould, Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing (Eyeball)

Little Joe Gould Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing Eyeball By: Eric Greenwood Ok, so it's impossible not to mention the obvious contrast between the silliness inherent to the band's name and its song titles to its darkly gorgeous and tense music. Little Joe Gould (taken from an e.e. cummings poem) is a quintet from […]

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Shiner, Lula Divinia (Desoto)

December 14th, 2002 · Comments Off on Shiner, Lula Divinia (Desoto)

Shiner Lula Divinia Desoto By: Eric Greenwood Man, just as I'm quickly becoming a borderline obsessive Shiner fan the band decides to call it quits. Isn't that always how it works out, though? Discovering The Egg this past summer was one of the most exciting musical obsessions I've had in years. Now, I'm slowly combing […]

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Spoon, Kill The Moonlight (Merge)

December 1st, 2002 · Comments Off on Spoon, Kill The Moonlight (Merge)

Spoon Kill The Moonlight Merge By: Eric Greenwood This Austin quartet channels its wellspring of melody and angst into such perfect pop songs that it sounds like a brand new art form. I kid you not. Kill The Moonlight is a scaled-back rock record, wherein each song is a skeleton, but Spoon makes every second […]

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