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Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:00 am

Ying Yang┬ĺs misogynist harangue

It’s hard to hate the Ying Yang Twins as much as I should, but it’s equally hard to defend them. In the interest of full disclosure, I was ushered into puberty by
Thursday, June 30, 2005 12:00 am

A bumpy journey, in the Fog

Writing about Gertrude Stein’s long and difficult The Making of Americans,┬áliterary critic Richard Bridgman likened the author’s technique to that of a novice dri
Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:00 am

Meet the Redwalls

On De Nova,┬átheir second album (and major-label debut), the Redwalls deliver ’60s-era blues-based Brit rock with an audacity peculiar to the very young and the not-so-t
Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:00 am

An odd pairing and 10 stunning tracks

At first blush, the pairing seems odd: abrasive American indie-rock idol and whimsical French soundtrack doyen. Like horseradish and marzipan, they’re two
Thursday, June 9, 2005 12:00 am

Radical departure into the Woods

Being a feminist rock fan is a lot like being a gay Republican — theoretically possible but, in practice, often demeaning. If you insist on living out the oxymoron, be
Thursday, June 2, 2005 12:00 am

Gorgeous vocals, nearly naked

No singer/songwriter bums out more beautifully than Aimee Mann. Since her early days fronting ’Til Tuesday, she’s lanced every painful carbuncle on the dark side
Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:00 am

Silly, quirky, and breathtaking

For a band that hasn’t existed as long as the Dubya administration, Head of Femur has carved out quite a dominion. The founding members, vocalist/guitarist Matt Focht,
Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:00 am

Disciples of the difficult are back

Few things in life are certain, but it’s safe to say that the Kronos Quartet will never put out a bad album. It’s equally likely that you’d never hear
Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:00 am

Master mumbler makes magnificent music

Will Johnson is the indie-rock equivalent of Joyce Carol Oates, cranking out a seemingly endless supply of songs for his various musical personae: cerebral head-
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:00 am

Moving from fear to forgiveness

Since releasing his first cassette in 1991, John Darnielle, a singer/songwriter who records as the Mountain Goats, has authored more than 400 songs, most of which are better than any nu


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