June 2001 Archives

Duel To The Death

Ching Siu-tung’s Duel to the Death Is a Mind-Blowing Tale of Kung Fu (and Exploding Ninjas) (Review)

Let the masses have their Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I’ll take Duel to the Death any day.
Sleeps With The Fishes

Sleeps With The Fishes by Pieter Nooten, Michael Brook (Review)

Sleeps With The Fishes is adept at taking what should be morose music and converts it into something resplendent.
Le Carillon, The Autumns

Le Carillon by The Autumns (Review)

These songs are pure filigree, the musical equivalent of rococo art, completely concerned with ornamentation and flourish.
Forbidden Love EP - Death Cab For Cutie

Forbidden Love EP by Death Cab For Cutie (Review)

Forbidden Love is a hopeful sign that the band’s new album this fall will be just as resonant.
Splinter - The Sneaker Pimps

Splinter by Sneaker Pimps (Review)

Overall this album is fantastic and it’s a great pity that it’s only a limited release.
World Domination - Freaky Flow

World Domination by Freaky Flow (Review)

There’s no doubt that there will be drum and bass/jungle fans that will eat World Domination up.
Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge! by Baz Luhrmann (Review)

While the visuals are inventive, don’t expect much from the dialogue and story, no matter how universal.
As One Aflame Laid Bare By Desire - Black Tape For a Blue Girl

As One Aflame Laid Bare by Desire by Black Tape For A Blue Girl (Review)

As for actually sitting and listening through the entire album… though it is quite beautiful, this could be intimidating.
Remnants of a Deeper Purity, Black Tape for a Blue Girl

Remnants of a Deeper Purity by Black Tape For A Blue Girl (Review)

A monolithic album that must be appreciated for its sheer breadth and scope, and moments of heart-wrenching beauty.

Silver by Starflyer 59 (Review)

This album is intensely both weird and cool.
Rock Action - Mogwai

Rock Action by Mogwai (Review)

Mogwai change up their sound a bit with more emphasis on vocals, to excellent results.
Imaginary Cars - LN

Imaginary Cars by LN (Review)

LN’s latest contains the patented VBM brand of breathy, melancholy love songs.


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