Gadfly – Review

January 1, 1999

Dense with fact, written by journalists with the right credentials, and usually short, very short, on interpretation. This works most of the time.

Zoobombs – Welcome Back – Review

January 1, 1999

Nipponese punx drunk on funk. Includes Keith Richards’ riffs and ? and the Mysterians’, as well as farty synth grooves and electronic handclapping.

Wade – Odd Man Out – Review

January 1, 1999

You can tell Wade is a good band with a distinctive sound, but Odd Man Out trims all the edges, leaving only hints of an interesting noise pop band.

UFO – Walk on Water – Review

January 1, 1999

Walk on Water represents the reunion of the “original” (or, at least, the most famous) line-up of a band that found success in the mid-to-late ’70s.

Thumb – Exposure – Review

January 1, 1999

Skateboard jock Claus Grabke’s powerful voice rages with a speed, intensity, and emotion that belies the German scene’s penchant for conceptual grunting.

Gilby Clarke – Rubber – Review

January 1, 1999

An amalgam of post-rock ride wisdoms rendered in guitar-fueled glam, smartly off base from the new pop, but coming from the same well.

Gearwhore – Drive – Review

January 1, 1999

It’s harsh enough for industrial fans and dance-oriented enough for club kids and has every right to sound like Chicago industrial.

Vigilante 8 – Review

January 1, 1999

What could be better than having 12 screaming, supercharged v8-powered vintage ’70s war wagons with enough firepower to level a small town at your control?

The Fifth Element – Review

January 1, 1999

An enhanced Nightmare Creatures engine and the blockbuster movie combine to make one of the year’s best action-adventure games for the PlayStation.

Tenchu – Stealth Assassins – Review

January 1, 1999

Tenchu is in that elite class of video games, so unique and interesting it warrants purchasing an entire game system for the pleasure of being able to play it.

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