November 2000 Archives
Reverse by Reverse (Review)So help me if Reverse doesn’t actually live up to most, if not all of their grandiose statements.
Dancing by Mike Keneally And Beer For Dolphins (Review)Sounding at times like Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, John Cage, and Steely Dan, this album is a sonic treat.
To the Limit by Beats Unlimited Productions (Review)Remember that studio-based, diva-riddled dance music that was so prevalent in the early ’90s?
Tengo Yellow Pedal by Friction Bailey (Review)A very consistent album, but that consistency keeps me from digging into this album.
Mystery White Boy by Jeff Buckley (Review)Jeff Buckley didn’t belong in anything so small as a rock band.
The Facts of Life by Black Box Recorder (Review)In short, this album, though still an import, is worth every single penny and is one of 2000’s classics.
The White Birch by Codeine (Review)Here’s an album so devoid of any sense of triumph or victory. It’s as spartan and sparse as they come.
Dream Signals in Full Circles by Tristeza (Review)One of those rare cases where you can call a record repetitive and mean it as a compliment.
Return of the Rentals by The Rentals (Review)Despite the band’s frumpy appearances, this album contains one hidden pop gem after another.
Keygrip by Keygrip (Review)Solid pop songs that can be driving and punchy, but also atmospheric and jangly.
Stop at 25 by Thieves Like Us (Review)Rough around the edges and in need of some healthy polishing, but with plenty of beauty still shining through.
Come on the Phone by Magnétophone (Review)Play any of these songsfor someone and tell them it’s a long-lost Autechre b-side and they’d probably believe you.
Six Wall Solution by Bamboo Grove (Review)Bamboo Grove’s music falls squarely into that style of melodic, groove-oriented pop that’s normally reserved for the likes of the Dave Matthews Band.
Your Arsenal by Morrissey (Review)This record could be considered the one that helped Brit-pop be what it has been, in my humble opinion.
Teaching Turtles to Fly by Map (Review)Intricate, lush music that’s highly recommended for Starflyer 59 fans.
Kid A by Radiohead (Review)Radiohead temper their worldview with what at least seems to be a very real sense of hope.
Trilogie: Toil & Peaceful Life by Molasses (Review)To say that Chernoff’s vocals and lyrics are an acquired taste is an understatement.