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14 items by Neva Chonin

  • Live

    Live | ALBUM REVIEW

    Recorded during Built to Spill's 1999 U.S. tour, Live captures this inventive Boise, Idaho, trio in full creative bloom, mixing Spartan rock structures with marathons of searching guitar solos and exploratory jams. Some songs are given a...

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Enema Of The State

    Enema Of The State | ALBUM REVIEW

    Everyone loves a party, so most people love a party band. That's why SoCal's Blink-182 have enjoyed a relatively long life in the ephemeral world of punk rock: They know how to make being pissed off sound...

    July 9, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • In the Studio With Dave Matthews

    In the Studio With Dave Matthews | ARTICLE

    At a recording studio in Sausalito, California, Dave Matthews stands silhouetted in a doorway leading to a sunlit patio, smoking as he listens to his new album's opening track, "Busted Stuff." The song rises and falls, casually crescendoing...

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Play: The B-Sides

    Play: The B-Sides | ALBUM REVIEW

    As Moby points out in his album's liner notes, the whole idea of B sides is a vinyl anachronism. But time-tripping has always been Moby's forte — this is the man who adopted his name from a...

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

    Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia | ALBUM REVIEW

    Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia signals a departure for the Dandy Warhols, a Portland, Oregon, quartet best known for its spaced-out Brit pop. The Dandies can still harmonize you into a trance, but they've replaced the dreamy...

    August 1, 2000 12:20 PM ET
  • The Moon & Antarctica

    The Moon & Antarctica | ALBUM REVIEW

    Up to this point, the Washington-state indie-rock trio Modest Mouse has been captivated by the minutiae of daily life. Now, as the title of their fourth album suggests, they've gone macrocosmic. Moving beyond the enclosed landscapes of...

    July 6, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant

    Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant | ALBUM REVIEW

    Belle and Sebastian are often called precious. They are; what of it? As the Scottish pop band's fourth album proves, nobody out there minces as well as this band. Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a...

    June 22, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Last Tour on Earth

    The Last Tour on Earth | ALBUM REVIEW

    The last twelve months haven't been easy for Marilyn Manson. His Rock Is Dead Tour fractured when Hole jumped ship amid rancor and sneers. It went on hiatus after its star sprained his ankle onstage, then derailed...

    November 16, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Showbiz

    Showbiz | ALBUM REVIEW

    The British trio Muse is equal parts punk and prog rock. Like most prog rockers, Muse approach their work like opera, from their love of huge song structures to lead singer Matthew Bellamy's soprano arias. Between that...

    October 14, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Beck in Las Vegas: A Little Bit of Everything

    Beck in Las Vegas: A Little Bit of Everything | ARTICLE

    Where's my freaks at?" yelped Beck, pausing half an hour into his Las Vegas show to survey the darkness in which 1,100 fans...

    June 24, 1999 3:15 PM ET
  • Neon Ballroom

    Neon Ballroom | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Silverchair wrap up their mopey opening track with the words "lessons learned," it's hard to suppress a sigh at the overt lyrical reference to Kurt Cobain's "Dumb." But Australia's answer to Nirvana are going through some...

    March 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Whitechocolatespaceegg

    Whitechocolatespaceegg | ALBUM REVIEW

    In 1993 a twenty-six-year-old Liz Phair burned her image onto the post-feminist landscape with Exile in Guyville, an album that perfectly captured the experiences of young women stranded between puberty and adulthood. Phair herself embodied the contradictions...

    July 30, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Kettle Whistle

    Kettle Whistle | ALBUM REVIEW

    From their birth in 1986 to their breakup in 1991, Jane's Addiction were rock's hip conscience in a square time. The band infused the stolid '80s music scene with a Zeppelinesque, neometal sound that presaged the grindings...

    December 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Homogenic

    Homogenic | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like her catastrophically beautiful homeland, Björk Gudmundsdóttir is a marvel of working contradictions. She's a boho, high-profile dance diva and a fiercely private mother who made news by sparring with a Bangkok, Thailand, camera crew trying to...

    October 3, 1997 12:00 AM ET
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