August 2002 Archives

Glissceule, lovesliescrushing

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, My Favorite

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, Blanket Music

Move by Blanket Music (Review)

Perhaps better than any other Hush release, it illustrates the label’s “anti-rock” stance.
In Solarium, Pia Fraus

In Solarium by Pia Fraus (Review)

The Estonian group shamelessly blends the best of My Bloody Valentine, Lush, and Stereolab.
About a Boy - Badly Drawn Boy

About a Boy by Badly Drawn Boy (Review)

Despite being an original motion picture soundtrack, this is in no way background music.
Microdancer - Churchbuilder

Microdancer by Churchbuilder (Review)

Music like this should be short and sweet, otherwise it wears out its welcome.
Violent Femmes

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 - Jesse Eubanks

Meditation, Contemplation, and Prayer by Jesse Eubanks (Review)

For the most part, the album maintains a consistent mood best suited for contemplative moments.
Escaflowne: The Movie, Kazuki Akane

Escaflowne: The Movie by Kazuki Akane (Review)

The series’ melodrama is almost offset by the movie’s visual style. Almost.
Evangelion: Death Rebirth

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth by Hideaki Anno (Review)

If you want to start getting into Evangelion, this is not, I repeat, not the place to start.

Signs by M. Night Shyamalan (Review)

Shyamalan takes a clichéd premise and turns it into one of the creepiest ruminations on faith and God you’re likely to find.

The Fashion Focus by Starflyer 59 (Review)

In some ways, this album is an amalgamation of everything that Martin has done before.


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