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Music Review Archive

April 24, 2000
Möbius Smith

On his new album, Elliott Smith sounds like the man who came in from the home studio. And he's all the better tackling the world outside his navel.

April 10, 2000
In brief: Green Velvet
April 10, 2000

Cabaret and "Cabaret" star Ute Lemper invites a new generation into the genre by singing Costello and Cave.

March 13, 2000
Leggo My Ego

Oasis gets experimental -- and even a bit modest -- on "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants," but Great Pumpkin Billy Corgan stays self-involved.

March 6, 2000
Bold Ambition

As teen pop shimmies up the charts, Air and William Orbit are hooked on classics and Femi Kuti is reinventing Afro pop. Auteurism, anyone?

February 14, 2000
Soul's Survivor

D'Angelo will sing no line before its time. But after a five-year wait, "Voodoo" is still spontaneous, dynamic, and sometimes oddly unfinished.

December 6, 1999
Sale of a Century

Imagine the twentieth century without Elvis. Sony already has (for $329), but smaller labels are reeling in the last 100 years more intelligently.

November 29, 1999
Funk Soul Brothers

Their names are Beck and Prince (or something like that), and they are funky. Unfortunately, they're also very conflicted.

November 8, 1999
Chart Failure

Rock isn't dead, but it's facing commercial decline, critical dismissals, and even insults from Sting. Three fall releases offer some hope for a cure.

October 11, 1999
Rockin' Country's Boat

On Garth Brooks's new album, the cat in the hat comes back -- as a greasy-haired rock star with a soul patch and an attitude.

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