Entries from October 2003

Enon, Hocus-Pocus (Touch And Go)

October 24th, 2003 · Comments Off on Enon, Hocus-Pocus (Touch And Go)

Enon Hocus-Pocus Touch And Go By: Eric Greenwood For a band that has built its reputation on charging in unpredictable directions, Enon's third album feels strangely ho-hum and disappointingly underdeveloped. Last year's acclaimed High Society set the bar fairly high for Enon's spastic, schizophrenic pop confections, but Hocus-Pocus never makes good on the promise that […]

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Murder By Death, Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them? (Eyeball)

October 24th, 2003 · Comments Off on Murder By Death, Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them? (Eyeball)

Murder By Death Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them? Eyeball By: Eric Greenwood Not only has the name changed, but the music has, too, for this Bloomington, Indiana quintet. The former Little Joe Gould sounds like a new band on its darkly thematic and stunning sophomore album. Where introspection, elegiac melodies, […]

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The Rapture, Echoes (Strummer/Universal)

October 22nd, 2003 · Comments Off on The Rapture, Echoes (Strummer/Universal)

The Rapture Echoes Strummer/Universal By: Eric Greenwood Despite what you'll invariably read elsewhere, The Rapture's sloppy, clanging post-punk rage is completely hit or miss, and this long-awaited full-length is the definition of anti-climactic. For every badass mind-fuck like "Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks", there are twice as many unlistenable duds in the […]

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Swell, Whenever You're Ready (Beggars Banquet)

October 5th, 2003 · Comments Off on Swell, Whenever You're Ready (Beggars Banquet)

Swell Whenever You're Ready Beggars Banquet By: Eric Greenwood Even in its heyday, which is now almost a decade past, Swell was always criminally ignored, except by the French for some inexplicable reason… So, a new Swell album released in 2003 will no doubt be met with similar apathy here in the United States. It's […]

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Erase Errata, At Crystal Palace (Troubleman)

October 5th, 2003 · Comments Off on Erase Errata, At Crystal Palace (Troubleman)

Erase Errata At Crystal Palace Troubleman By: Eric Greenwood Erase Errata has been riding a wave of hype since its debut, Other Animals, allowed crusty white kids that haven't the faintest idea how to dance a chance to take over the floor without shame for their collective lack of rhythm. Erase Errata's brand of art […]

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