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Music, Reviewed Chemical Brothers

Chemical Brothers

On their sixth album of new material, the Chemical Brothers aren't breaking much new ground. But if you've been a fan of their big, floor-filling anthems from records past, you'll find plenty of blinking sound effects and booming drums here.…
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BeatBox

Unfairly referred to as the Americanized version of the Chemical Brothers because of a sound that combines rock and electronica, the Crystal Method is a distinctive and oft-imitated pair of artists. Before hitting it big, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland…
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Music, Reviewed The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

Push the Button marks the return of the electronica eclecticism the Chemical Brothers infected the masses with back in the halcyon, glow-stick-lit days of the mid-'90s. The album is littered with such ephemera as kung-fu gongs, funk-bass thwacks, electro jew's-harp…
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BeatBox

In an attempt to bring a more diverse nightlife scene to the Castro than the one dominated by homogeneous house and shaved chests (and to not just flip the equation, as has been the strategy of the self-consciously rough-edged SOMA…
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Music, Reviewed 23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo

It's been a great year for reissues. The resurgence of interest in overlooked post-punk classics has led to the re-release of Cabaret Voltaire's entire back catalog, as well as Soul Jazz's In the Beginning There Was Rhythm, a collection of…
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Brothers From Another Planet

The guitar dudes and rocker chicks, the punks and the metalheads -- they hate the shit with a venom once saved for disco. And, actually, that's what a lot of them call it, nearly spitting the word: disco. Whether it's…
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The Bevis Frond Vavona Burr (Flydaddy) The greatest thing about Nick Saloman's one-man band, the Bevis Frond, is that it exists. The entity keeps making records -- every damn one of the 16 made in the last 10 years is…
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The Crystal Method For those wishing to hear breakbeat, listening to mainstream offerings can mean staring at a looming wall of equipment and lights a la the Chemical Brothers -- or, worse yet, the sorry spectacle that is Prodigy's Keith…
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