Entries from March 2003

…and You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Secret Of Elena's Tomb (Interscope)

March 29th, 2003 · Comments Off on …and You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Secret Of Elena's Tomb (Interscope)

…and You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead The Secret Of Elena's Tomb Interscope By: Eric Greenwood Since …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead fears nothing in its path, its inherent pretentiousness is so much easier to swallow. That's the thing about pretentiousness- if one can balance it out […]

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Cursive, The Ugly Organ (Saddle Creek)

March 23rd, 2003 · Comments Off on Cursive, The Ugly Organ (Saddle Creek)

Cursive The Ugly Organ Saddle Creek By: Eric Greenwood If all emo were as good as Cursive's The Ugly Organ, it wouldn't be the embarrassing cliché it is today. Alas, all emo is nowhere near as good as this record is, so it will have to wade through the usual minefield of prejudgments and knee-jerk […]

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Hot Hot Heat, Make Up The Breakdown (Sub Pop)

March 8th, 2003 · Comments Off on Hot Hot Heat, Make Up The Breakdown (Sub Pop)

Hot Hot Heat Make Up The Breakdown Sub Pop By: Eric Greenwood Idiosyncratic rock rarely extends as big a welcome as Hot Hot Heat's first full-length, Make Up The Breakdown…never mind that the band is from Canada. Equally dividing new wave, prog, garage, and all the eccentricities of early XTC and, perhaps even, the poppier […]

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Peaches, The Teaches Of Peaches (Kitty-yo)

March 2nd, 2003 · Comments Off on Peaches, The Teaches Of Peaches (Kitty-yo)

Peaches The Teaches Of Peaches Kitty-yo By: Eric Greenwood I could maybe see how this would have been slightly offensive twenty years ago when sex was still cause for alarm in pop music, but having been through Lydia Lunch and Wendy O. Williams on the underground side and Madonna and even Courtney Love on the […]

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Ms. John Soda, No. P. or D. (Morr)

March 1st, 2003 · Comments Off on Ms. John Soda, No. P. or D. (Morr)

Ms. John Soda No. P. or D. Morr By: Eric Greenwood A band with a bad name can come up with the goods, occasionally, especially when said band features a member of The Notwist behind the controls. The Notwist's Neon Golden hit me harder than any other album in 2002; its mix of sparse electronics, […]

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