August 2002 Archives
The All-American Rejects by The All-American Rejects (Review)It’s a little punk (but not too much), with some safe mall emo, a cheeky ’80s glam-rock solo or two that Weezer rejected, and plenty of studio sheen.
Glissceule by lovesliescrushing (Review)Glissceule is as blissed-out as shoegazer can possibly get, consisting of nothing but nigh-endless layers of Cortez’ heavily processed guitars and Arpin’s angelic cooing.
A Cult of One by My Favorite (Review)The genius here is that, rather than making these songs into goth ballads or melodramatic affairs, they keep them short, sweet, and best of all, catchy.
Move by Blanket Music (Review)Perhaps better than any other Hush release, it illustrates the label’s “anti-rock” stance.
In Solarium by Pia Fraus (Review)The Estonian group shamelessly blends the best of My Bloody Valentine, Lush, and Stereolab.
About a Boy (Original Soundtrack) by Badly Drawn Boy (Review)Despite being an original motion picture soundtrack, this is in no way background music.
Microdancer by Churchbuilder (Review)Music like this should be short and sweet, otherwise it wears out its welcome.
The Violent Femmes by The Violent Femmes (Review)With this package Rhino has raised the bar on quality for CD reissues.
Meditation, Contemplation, and Prayer by Jesse Eubanks (Review)For the most part, the album maintains a consistent mood best suited for contemplative moments.
Le Projet De John Hughes by Les Petits Sous (Review)A sweet pop record to sing along to.