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The Book of Lists SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995 January 03, 1996

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Editor's note: Chicago Sun-Times Pop Music Editor Jim DeRogatis was hired as a senior editor at Rolling Stone last fall as part of a team brought in to improve the magazine's coverage of alternative rock music. But DeRogatis clashed with…
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Ui Sidelong (Southern) Ui Unlike (Lunamoth) Sasha Frere-Jones is a New York rock critic who likes to put his theories of hybridity into practice: His band, Ui (rhymes with gooey), genre-splices dub, fusion, funk, no wave, deep house, even bluegrass.…
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Chan Reaction

Jackie Chan's latest vehicle, Rumble in the Bronx, will give many Americans their first real look at the action man in action -- though his fans have followed his antics since the late '70s, when he pioneered the kung fu-action-comedy…
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NOFX Heavy Petting Zoo (Epitaph) "There's something grand about being nothing," sings NOFX bassist Fat Mike on "Philthy Phil Philanthropist," concluding, "There's something lame about being grand." Leave it to the perennial piss-takers of NOFX to lay bare, with syllogistic…
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James Sullivan's Best Music, 1995 1. Insurgent Country/Twangcore/Cowpunk: Two of my favorite records of the year -- the Geraldine Fibbers' Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home and Tarnation's Gentle Creatures -- took white trashdom to new extremes. The…
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Yoko Ono/IMA Rising (Capitol) At this point, news of Yoko Ono recording an opera creates just the sort of buzz as Paul Getty announcing the same: Both do it because they can, recalling that joke about the 500-pound gorilla. Ono's…
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Mix Masters

Mix tapes, along with graffiti, are one of the last raw vestiges of hip-hop culture. While just about everyone has slapped some favorite songs on a cassette at some point without a second thought, mix tapes have become a growing…
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Pizzicato Five The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five (Matador/Atlantic) In America, "sophistication" is a bad word, somehow effeminate and therefore suspect. But for Japan's Pizzicato Five, this quality -- a stylish combination of skill, knowledge, and innovation -- is…
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Lori Carson Where It Goes (Restless) Lori Carson has spent the past several years as the leading chanteuse in the Golden Palominos, unleashing her seductive vocal stylings in that band's mutated sonic realm of ambient/funk/dance. So the music on her…
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Sixteen Deluxe Backfeedmagnetbabe (Trance Syndicate) Sixteen reasons I like Deluxe: 1. They make you want to dig out your Flaming Lips records again. 2. Guitarists Carrie Clark and Chris Smith lay claim to more than 30 effects pedals onstage. Jim…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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