January 2003 Archives
Faces of WarWe paint someone with a flag, culture, or ideology and it suddenly becomes much easier to seek their destruction.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner by Zacharias Kunuk (Review)You don’t go see a 3-hour-long cinematic adaption of Inuit legends that are thousands of years old, and just immediately know what you think of it.
Be Not Nobody by Vanessa Carlton (Review)Despite the shadows cast by the album’s reserved polish, it is a credit to Carlton that her panache rises to the surface.
The Fairline Parkway by The Fairline Parkway (Review)Few bands have so skillfully connected the aesthetic dots between sadcore and chamber pop.
Suntan by Suntan (Review)Considering the spacious, trippy sounds that Suntan have taken a liking to, there’s not a lot of experimentation going on here.
Blacklisted by Neko Case (Review)Blacklisted combines elements of country, goth, and punk to make a twangy mix that fires up and fades away.
Lost Songs by John R. Williamson (Review)You’d never know this was a collection of leftovers if Williamson hadn’t said so himself.
Becoming What You Hate by Pony Express (Review)Becoming What You Hate makes a perfect companion piece to Starflyer 59’s later albums.