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    Escape Claus

    Given hip hop's belief in Santa Claus, a/k/a the Christmas market, figure the many rap records below (don't stop till you get to Duds, now) constitute a first installment. Haven't even gotten some yet. People who believe in Santa Claus often think it...

    by Robert Christgau on January 14, 2003
  • Fuckin' Wit Da Best - Face From the Block


    Fuckin' Wit Da Best - Face From the Block

    Lording over the Dirty South like it was still the Wild West, Brad Jordan, a/k/a Scarface, plays the drums, gets numb, rocks Carolina-blue sweatsuits, and makes you look. Geto Boy, Def Jam South CEO, and crypt keeper for countless souls snuffed out o...

    by Chris Ryan on January 14, 2003
  • Whiskers in the Dark - Mama's Got a Litterbox, Daddy Never Sleeps at Night


    Whiskers in the Dark - Mama's Got a Litterbox, Daddy Never Sleeps at Night

    Women are uniquely qualified to make angry music. The rage of a girl seeing all the baggage she's going to have to lug around has no equal. But girls tend to internalize anger, because that's what's expected. Break bottles in the street, and Mom frea...

    by Lalena Fissure on January 14, 2003
  • Ride Hard, Die Hard - Under-the-Table-Again Rock


    Ride Hard, Die Hard - Under-the-Table-Again Rock

    Raw wrath and metal roll always win out. No matter how retro or staid, the best hard rock in 2002, by far, came from those who instinctively grasped that respect must be paid to ground broken in the mid '70s, not only by the big guns but also by the ...

    by George Smith on January 14, 2003
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    Children of the Scorn I pity the girls who've made Tim Kasher cryand clearly there have been a few. The thin, shaggy-haired Cursive frontman with the boyish face and devastating vocal range played a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturda...

    on January 14, 2003
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    Best Jazz CDs of 2002 - Everything That Rises Must Converge

    As the wheels of capital grind remorselessly to the tune of impossible profit projections, jazz grows increasingly irrelevant to the dominant record labels. Atlantic vanished; Columbia recycled Miles; Concord Jazz did singers; BMG and Warners hardly ...

    by Gary Giddins on January 7, 2003
  • 999 Luftballons - Shameless Eurocheese Puts the Tears and Tempo Back Into Dance Music


    999 Luftballons - Shameless Eurocheese Puts the Tears and Tempo Back Into Dance Music

    San Francisco finally has a genuine dance radio station, one of about five in America, and it would make most "superstar" DJs puke. It offers no extended mixes, no tribal trax, no progressive house dubs, breakbeat instrumentals, or underground design...

    by Barry Walters on January 7, 2003
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    Living the Legend Moments before the current Wailers hit B.B. King's stage on January 3, for the first of two nights on 42nd Street, Aston "Familyman" Barrett was served yet another set of papers by the Marley estate. Sadly, there are still ong...

    on January 7, 2003
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    Songs in the Key of Z

    But after Q? What comes next? After Q there are a number of letters the last of which is scarcely visible to mortal eyes, but glimmers red in the distance. Z is only reached once by one man in a generation. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse ...

    by Nick Catucci on December 31, 2002
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    Cutter's Way

    The Hammond organ comes from the church, where unity matters and rugged individualism doesn't. So why praise one organist at the expense of others? Well, because even in a jazz world that values difference and welcomes diversity, there's room for com...

    by Daniel King on December 31, 2002
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    Shiva Shiva, Y'All

    I didn't find out about George Harrison's death until the morning after, just as I set out on my drive into work. Stories a few weeks earlier had said he was gravely ill, but the news still came as a surprise. I turned the car around and hurried back...

    by Phil Dellio on December 31, 2002
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    10 Million Emotions

    If Los Angeles is pop music's Rome, then film director Paul Thomas Anderson is its hippest senator. And in these terms, he's on a streak: In Boogie Nights' famous scene where a drug dealer freaks out as Night Ranger's "Sister Christian" repeats, Ande...

    by James Hunter on December 31, 2002
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    "Something in the Way of Things (In Town)," besides bad memory block, is the last song on the Roots' best album yet. For seven minutes, Amiri Baraka sees ice picks, a blackbird with its ass on fire, andlike anybody with three eyestoo much of door-d...

    by Dave Tompkins on December 31, 2002
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    Inkblot Integer-Hop

    Regan Farquhar, a/k/a Busdriver, rhymes like a syncopated giggle, sine-curve-scrambling words jockeying for position even as the foundation they springboard from disintegrates into nothingness. On most of the songs on the knowingly titled Temporary F...

    by Jon Caramanica on December 31, 2002
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    How Music Survives Capitalism - Adorno's Essays Map Out the Tortured World We Perform In

    Every artist in this age of commerce lives with a divided consciousness. On the one hand, you sense the truth embodied in your own artistic work. On the other, you're aware of the falsification inevitable in the process through which corporations pac...

    on December 31, 2002
  • L Is for Children


    L Is for Children

    These goddamn bands these days. They ain't got shit to say. Sometimes, they don't even say anything at all. And who needs 'em to? Had little, lyric-less Out Hud arrived in 1993, their recombinant shoogity-oogity would have eliminated the need for a T...

    by Jon Dolan on December 31, 2002
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    Branca Busting - Youre Soaking in It

    When a woman's gonna hammer on her guitar, she has to use the right nailseven if they're French manicured. No self-respecting riot grrrl-gone-wild ever stopped shredding her Elixir strings for fear of chipping her lacquer. Still, sometimes even the ...

    by Melissa Maerz on December 31, 2002
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    My Def Jux Baby Tee "We're putting all these old routines to bed tonight," announced El-P when he took the stage at around 11 p.m. Anyone expecting the Definitive Jux post-Christmas party at Bowery last Friday to be a victory lap, a communal high f...

    on December 31, 2002
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    Don't Call It a Comeback

    As several e-mailers have noted, I did indeed spend three months listening a lot more than I wrote. Here's where I start catching up. RYAN ADAMS Demolition (Lost Highway) Hayseeds manqu who think he's betrayed his alt-country heritage sh...

    by Robert Christgau on December 24, 2002
  • The Onslaught - Recombinant Rock in the Valley of Dub


    The Onslaught - Recombinant Rock in the Valley of Dub

    Within music are two contrary impulses, both worth nurturing: the impulse to focus on a main story, such as a lead melody or lead singer or soloist, maybe with a charismatic show-off taking center stage and acting as if all the music were his doing; ...

    by Frank Kogan on December 24, 2002
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