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Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy

Posted by Jeffrey Rooks   on August 22, 2000
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Category :Music Reviews (CDs/DVDs)
Somewhere between drum and bass, ambient, and trip-hop lie Washington DC’s Thievery Corporation. Their eclectic release, The Mirror Conspiracy, is not your average electronica CD. Full of smooth grooves, down-tempo beats, deep bass and wistful vocals, they perform lounge music for the electronic generation. It is as much an experiment as it is a celebration of music. The Thievery Corporation’s unique sound is comprised of a wide variety of musical styles that have been fusedRead More
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Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza – We Kill Children

Posted by Larry McCloskey   on June 30, 2000
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Okay, so maybe sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. This album is exactly what you’d probably expect from We Kill Children with track titles like “The Columbine High Alma Mater” and “Slit My Wrists”. The onslaught begins with a heavy Mentors-vibe in “Stabbin’ You Up”. That same feel returns throughout the disc, particularly on tracks like the title track (complete with some disturbing samples). With “Shallow Grave”, things take on a moreRead More
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John Mayer – Inside Wants Out

Posted by Jeffrey Rooks   on September 17, 1999
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Before the hype, John Mayer’s inside wanted out. And with eight song independent release, his stardom makes perfect sense. With Inside Wants Out, Mayer has created a soulful, unique sound. Despite the fact that it’s almost over as soon as it starts, few thirty-plus minute albums strike the heart like this one. His striped down, shoestring budget recordings serve to produce an emotionally charged power album. You can hear desire in his voice and fingers.Read More
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Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X

Posted by Jeffrey Rooks   on February 25, 1997
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The Sneaker Pimps’ sound is neither original nor unique, but their design and structure set them apart from the majority of Trip Hop artists. Their mild mannered style let them slide past their competition and into the annals of underground super stardom. These pimps of sound have created one of the best debut works of all time. Becoming X is comprised of low-end bass, snappy, off-pattern drums and thumping rhythms. The secret to their compositionsRead More
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