Morcheeba – Charango – Review

January 17, 2003

Passed the jazzy, mellow, feel-good slackerdom of “Slow Down” and “Otherwise” you get an album-killer called “Women Lose Weight” featuring Slick Rick.

Lo Hi – Say it More – Review

January 17, 2003

They could gig with Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and be just fine. Clean female vocals, occasional organ fills, geeky squared-off rhythms, a bit of minimalist pretension.

Kare Joao – Sideman – Review

January 17, 2003

On Arcturus’ vocalist’s (and post-metal mastermind) label and described by the bio as “suicide rock.” All I can think of is The Stone Roses when I hear it.

The Black Crowes – Live – Review

January 17, 2003

This double live CD, recorded during the band’s 2001 (and final?) tour, seems as neat a way as any to tie a bow around the band’s career.

Isis – Oceanic – Review

January 17, 2003

The quintet no longer rely on a straight-ahead “wall of noise,” instead submerging the listener in an ocean of effects, hence the title.

The Gamits – Come Get Some – Review

January 17, 2003

Not the best The Gamits have done by a long shot, but seeing as it’s a CD-release of the band’s first 7″ with live bonus tracks, that’s so be expected.

Gregor Samsa – Review

January 17, 2003

Dreamy, layer upon layer of sound, swirling like air pockets trapped in Mogwai and Slowdive albums.

GBH – Ha Ha – Review

January 17, 2003

GBH, although obviously better musicians and with better production, still keep true to what they have always done, bad ass hardcore/punk.

The Aesthetics – Off – Review

January 11, 2003

Sounds like a drunk paranoid trying to play Chrome covers strained through Fat Possum Records and recorded on a Radio Shack cassette recorder.

Beth Orton – Daybreaker – Review

January 10, 2003

Downtempo rhythms and deep bass paint the background while Orton’s folksy guitar and vocals moan melodies like the first ray of light breaking on the horizon.

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