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Music, Reviewed Jim White

Jim White

For more than a decade, songwriter Jim White has pushed the boundaries of alt-country music with his leftfield lyricism and penchant for spacey, downtempo beats; call it gothic y'all-tronica. On his fourth effort for David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint, White…
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Fight Club

WED 11/9 Battling Retief Goosen at Pebble Beach for three hours while incurring weirdly persistent left-hand numbness is hardly revolutionary. But I was on my bed, playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the PSP, and that makes me part of…
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House Of Tudor

In Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth: The Dark History of Prepubescent Pop, From the Banana Splits to Britney Spears, editors Kim Cooper and David Smay include the Ramones, the Beatles, Redd Kross, and the Shaggs in their Bubblegum Top…
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Dirty Three

Dirty Three Whatever You Love, You Are (Touch and Go) While its previous album, Ocean Songs, offered melodies that revealed a relaxed side to this erratic and emotive instrumental trio, the fantastic new effort by Dirty Three is the…
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Without his runway good looks and his New York address, it would be easier to regard Jim White as a genius, but no one said the world was fair. On Wrong-Eyed Jesus, White's 1997 debut for Luaka Bop, the erudite…
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Night Crawler

Twelve Things That Made Night Crawler Grin in 1997 1) The Go Nuts at the Trocadero (Jan. 29) After the Go Nuts' "Superhero Snack-Rock Gorilla Entertainment Revue" and the accompanying gooey food-fight send Night Crawler into sugarcoated rhapsody, some Ho…
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