Monthly Archives: November 2000

Nobody: Soulmates

On Soulmates, DJ Nobody’s acoustic psychedelic sensibilities blend effortlessly with his urban-flavored beats and freestyle rhymes. Nobody’s music reflects inspirations that range from avant-garde jazz, experimental space rock, mariachi music and everything in between. Released: 8/22/2000 Label: Ubiquity Genre: Electronic … Continue reading

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Broadcast: Extended Play Two

This Birmingham, U.K., foursome combine pop sensibilities with experimental oddities to produce dreamy, thoughtful music. Their new, five-song EP was recorded in their small home studio (in the bedroom), but is by no means lo-fi. Released: 9/19/2000 Label: Tommy Boy … Continue reading

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Maria Schneider: Allegresse

Composer and arranger Maria Schneider’s music has been described as somewhere between avant-garde jazz and modern classical. Labels aside, her goal and inspiration for her new album is a simple one: she wants to make beautiful music. Released: 10/30/2000 Label: … Continue reading

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Bruce Hornsby: Here Come the Noise Makers

Bruce Hornsby’s first live recording is a masterpiece of exuberance and outstanding musicianship. The pianist/singer-songwriter poured over tapes from the past two years to showcase himself and his band in top form. Hornsby takes the pop and rock songs he’s … Continue reading

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Amy Correia: Carnival Love

Amy Correia grew up in a small New England town and writes endearing and graceful songs about venturing forth into life and love. Her debut on Capitol Records mixes acoustic instruments and a pop sensibility to create a collection of … Continue reading

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The Pharcyde: Plain Rap

The Pharcyde’s eccentric 1992 debut album changed the pattern of West Coast Hip-Hop, and helped hoist L.A. out of what one critic called “its bullets and bitches pigeon hole”. “Plain Rap”, The Pharcyde’s third CD after a five year silence … Continue reading

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Chris DiCroce: American Dream

In Chris DiCroce’s mind, his second album was supposed to be an upbeat rocker, but his emotions dictated otherwise. The album is an intimate reflection of DiCroce’s musings on his life and the state of his own American dream. All … Continue reading

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Phil Vassar: Phil Vassar

What do you call a debut that’s way overdue? Phil Vassar’s self-titled album. Since 1987, this Virginia native has plugged away in music city, performing and writing hits for other people. In 1999 he was ASCAP’s songwriter of the year. … Continue reading

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Calexico: Hot Rail

(None) Released: 5/9/2000 Label: Quarterstick Genre: Alt/Indie All Calexico profiles… The CD Composer-guitarist Joey Burns talks about Calexico’s lush western sound. Ballad of Cable Hogue An improbable mix of ghost towns and Paris cafes. Hot Rail This instrumental began in … Continue reading

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Geoff Muldaur: Password

Geoff Muldaur combs through the arcana of 20th Century American music and breathes new life into long-overlooked gems. Whether a Bessie Smith ballad, Blind Willie Johnson spiritual, or Eric Von Schmidt blues, Muldaur creates lush, personal renditions combining instruments and … Continue reading

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