Entries from November 2004

Silkworm, It'll Be Cool (Touch And Go)

November 18th, 2004 · Comments Off on Silkworm, It'll Be Cool (Touch And Go)

Silkworm It'll Be Cool Touch And Go By: Eric Greenwood Silkworm records come and go every few years. Touch and Go just keeps releasing them out of habit, I suppose. They never make much of a splash, and barely anyone even notices, apart from longtime fans. I imagine they press and sell the same amount […]

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U2, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Island)

November 18th, 2004 · Comments Off on U2, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Island)

U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Island By: Eric Greenwood After spending the bulk of the '90's experimenting itself into a caricatural hole, U2 responded to tapering record sales and a hopelessly cartoonish persona with a self-proclaimed return to form on 2000's All That You Can't Leave Behind. Wisely, the band ditched the disco […]

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Le Tigre, This Island (Universal)

November 16th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Le Tigre This Island Universal By: Eric Greenwood Le Tigre is sort of like a minor fender bender. You might crane your neck around to catch a glimpse of the damage, if you're bored, but you won't feel left out if you don't because, after all, it's only a fender bender. On its third album […]

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Travis Morrison, Travistan (Barsuk)

November 16th, 2004 · Comments Off on Travis Morrison, Travistan (Barsuk)

Travis Morrison Travistan Barsuk By: Eric Greenwood I really didn't want to hate this record, especially after all the hyperbolic negative hype. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt because, well, Travis Morrison made some damn good records in his stint with The Dismemberment Plan (most notably 1999's tour de force, Emergency […]

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Delays, Faded Seaside Glamour (Rough Trade)

November 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Delays, Faded Seaside Glamour (Rough Trade)

Delays Faded Seaside Glamour Rough Trade By: Eric Greenwood One of Rough Trade's recent signings, Delays, harkens back to that brief period in the early '90's when fuzzed-out guitars married Byrds-esque harmonies. Shoegazer rock: Bands that stood still and stared at the floor while they played incredibly loud, feedback-drenched rock with varying degrees of melodic […]

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Elvis Costello, The Delivery Man (Lost Highway)

November 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Elvis Costello, The Delivery Man (Lost Highway)

Elvis Costello The Delivery Man Lost Highway By: Eric Greenwood It's hard to put the beat down on Elvis Costello. I mean, look at what he's done for us. He's made misogyny "artistic." He's given bad teeth a good name. He's duetted with Darryl Hall. Ok, so he doesn't always hit a home run, but […]

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Elliott Smith, From A Basement On The Hill (Anti)

November 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Elliott Smith, From A Basement On The Hill (Anti)

Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill Anti By: Eric Greenwood Elliott Smith died of two stab wounds to the heart just over a year ago in his Los Angeles apartment. Whether those stab wounds were self-inflicted or the result of someone else’s rage is irrelevant. Smith is dead, and he left behind his […]

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