Zeke – Zeke You! – Review

May 23, 2004

It’s pretty entertaining and covers a ton of live shows between 1996 and 2001. All the shows (except for a bonus feature) were recorded on home video recorders.

Underworld – Review

May 23, 2004

Underworld is not about the plot, and it’s sure not about the performances. It’s all about the atmosphere. On that count, it succeeds admirably, if generically.

The End – Review

May 23, 2004

Overproduced and under-inspired, The End is a big budget skate film with a whole lot of cash and a serious deficiency of imagination and respect for the viewer and public property. This piece of crap is little more than an overblown skate punk home movie with all the spills edited out and some aimless expensive sequences edited in.

Saint Seiya – Volumes 1, 2, 3 – Review

May 23, 2004

Our hero, Seiya, trains in Greece to become Pegasus, while his peers train in China (Shiryu the Dragon), Siberia (Hyouga the Cygnus), Death Queen Island (Ikki the Phoenix), and so on.

Wing Music – Review

May 23, 2004

She knows she can’t carry a tune in a bag, but she keeps on anyway. Keeping this in mind, listen again.

The Poop Report – Review

May 23, 2004

A site devoted to the act of bowel evacuation. Whether it be etiquette concerning pooping in public places, or one of the many “Stories About Poop,” down to the user commentary, this place is all about the straight shit.

The Fake Detective – Review

May 23, 2004

For the Web-impaired, there have been sweaty geeks pasting hot actresses’ faces on the nude bodies of not-so-well-known women, resulting in occasionally impressive, but more often than not laughable, fake “nudes.”

The Black Table – Review

May 23, 2004

Consumer Reports can’t do it all. Occasionally, you need help in the weirder aspects of life. That’s where The Black Table comes in.

Peter Gabriel – Growing Up Live – Review

May 23, 2004

Effortless and graceful, filled to the brim with his trademark melancholy. When “Red Rain” or the classic “In Your Eyes” hit your ears, all the hairs on your body stand up. The crashing crescendos, the impeccable playing of his backing band (including his very talented daughter, Melanie, on backup vocals), and the tasteful use of electronic flourishes render sights and sounds that we the fans have known all along.

Snopes – Review

May 23, 2004

The Vatican does not, in fact, have the largest collection of pornography in the world. Marilyn Chambers did, however, appear on the Ivory Snow box. Learn something new every day.

Cheeky Girls – Review

May 23, 2004

Skinny, jailbait-looking girls (twins, no less!) dressing in as little as they can get away with and singing about sex (their debut single was called “Touch My Bum”).

Opeth – Lamentations – Review

May 23, 2004

You see the band creating, thinking real hard, in the studio, emulating the old ways, which, unfortunately for the band’s health, included recording in a “classic prog” studio, a process which almost killed the band.

Badger Badger Badger – Review

May 23, 2004

Badger Badger Badger is one of those completely nonsensical things that sticks in your head, despite your best efforts to dislodge it with cheesy ’80s pop songs, narcotics, or, failing that, pliers.

Once Upon A Time In Mexico – Review

May 23, 2004

While Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a noble attempt to take the flagrantly ridiculous and blend it with the serious, that’s only worked once: John Woo’s The Killer.

Theft, Arson, Vice, Murder and Death – Review

May 23, 2004

Not really a label compilation since the majority of the 22 tracks are not by Traktor7 artists. I’ll assume it reflects the tastes and personalities of the folks behind the label. The most eclectic compilation I’ve ever heard.

Noisy Compilation – Review

May 23, 2004

Supersuckers rip shit up, Atom & His Package make emocore boys sing to juvenile lyrics, Good Clean Fun pack humor into hardcore, Boris The Sprinkler roars with hilarity, and Propagandhi reign as the most relevant punk band today.

Gimme Skelter – Review

May 23, 2004

A disc of semi-popular gribble that encompasses differing rock quality not found on the radio dial.

Lost In Translation – Review

May 23, 2004

Murray and Johansson play off each other perfectly, and director Sofia Coppola masters the balancing act of making the city seem welcoming when the characters are together, and ominous and empty when they’re not.

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