Music

Reviews: 10/29/2007

Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 10/29/2007 MAPS – WE CAN CREATE (Mute Records) Shoe gazing has come full circle with its relatively brief retirement.  Now spliced-genre versions of My Bloody Valentine crop up as if to eclipse dance punk as the genre du jour.  M83 has successfully built fuzzy little epics from … Continue reading Reviews: 10/29/2007

Reviews: 10/15/2007

Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 10/15/2007 BLOCKHEAD – UNCLE TONY’S COLORING BOOK (Ninja Tune Records) Under this moniker, Tony Simon, has been the beat butcher and baker behind some of backpack rap’s greatest emcees like Aesop Rock and Slug.  On this solo outing, with many dark and deft cuts offered by DJ … Continue reading Reviews: 10/15/2007

Reviews: 9/24/2007

Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 9/24/2007 DEER TICK – WAR ELEPHANT (Feow Records) I found myself becoming increasingly hostile while listening to this album. Folk dude sings the blues, yeah yeah. Some time around having heard the same song for the 9th time, my suspicion was confirmed. I was being conned. My … Continue reading Reviews: 9/24/2007

Reviews: 9/10/2007

Our Opinion… not that anyone really asked for it. For the week of 9/10/2007 OUTFORMATION – TRAVELER’S REST (Outerprise Records) I’ve never really been one to join a drum circle and I’d never be caught dead (pun intended) in tye-die. Bongos are usually a red flag and so are strong ties within the jam community. That said, Outformation owes a … Continue reading Reviews: 9/10/2007

Special Report: Carnival in Brazil

A Baptism in Armageddon by J. Alisa Sanders The History, Tradition and Contradictions of the World’s Biggest Street Festival For four to seven days before the obligatory abstinence of Lent begins, the world as you know it will comes to a halt: businesses shut and board their doors, cars vacate the streets and buses will run much slower than usual.  … Continue reading Special Report: Carnival in Brazil