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Music Review Archive

March 14, 2005
The Half-Buck Stops Here

50 Cent hawks himself into a corner on The Massacre.

February 28, 2005
International Woman of Mystery

Footloose chanteuse Keren Ann finds a new muse in Manhattan.

February 21, 2005
The Glibness Unto Death

Clever pop songsmiths have miniaturized themselves into a state of arrested development.

February 7, 2005
Nature Boy

Downtown scenester and cabaret singer Antony embraces the spirit of the Earth.

January 10, 2005
The Modern Lovers

Cologne’s Kompakt label has gained much unlikely U.S. renown by making techno sort of sweet.

December 20, 2004
Under a Blood-Red Customized iPod Case

U2 rebrands itself for the digital music age.

December 13, 2004
Art-Shaped Box

The new Nirvana retrospective is an exhaustive portrait of an artist at war with his own sense of beauty.

November 29, 2004
The Real Slim Shady Sits Down—and Grows Up

Eminem ushers in the age of the rap apology.

November 22, 2004
Pump Down the Volume

The sonic assault of rock music has reached a point of diminishing returns.

November 15, 2004
Living Things; Kimi Ga Suki

Matthew Sweet is one of those artists who labor under a burden of their own making: a great album.

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