February 2001 Archives
For the Vagabond Believer by Fringe (Review)I hear a band with the talent and skill to be more than what they are, but instead, settling for a sound that doesn’t do their lyrics justice.
Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea by PJ Harvey (Review)This is a work of art of an artist whose creative spark doesn’t seem to sell out regardless of the circumstances.
Maximum Priest EP by Squarepusher (Review)Before the disc is even out of the case you expect to have your speakers blown to bits under a barrage of nose-bleed techno.
Introducing the Denver Gentlemen by The Denver Gentlemen (Review)It’s not a dull listen, because one never knows just how a song is going to end up.
Ghost of David by Damien Jurado (Review)The territory that Jurado explores is not for those seeking easy answers wrapped up in pop melodies.
Happy AccidentsA car accident teaches a brooding bundle of anxieties a lesson about peace and perspective.
Hocus Pocus by The Billy Dechand Band (Review)In the end I couldn’t enjoy this for what it was, regardless of whether I ever figured out what that was.
Musicforafilm by Sybarite (Review)A nice blend of accessibility and ambiguity reminiscent of Boards of Canada or Autechre’s less complex pieces.
Girl On a Train by Rialto (Review)Every song here could be a single.
The Blossom Filled Streets by Movietone (Review)It’s not all bad but there are far more interesting examples of this genre to be discovered.
The Noise Made by People by Broadcast (Review)It’s a riveting experience throughout and disturbs and entices in equal measure.