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2001 Stories by Kurt Brighton

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  • Discmania

    published December 27, 2001

    The year 2001 produced its share of catastrophes: major terrorist campaigns in D.C. and New York, a widespread anthrax scare -- and J. Lo's solo... More >>

  • Manplanet

    published December 20, 2001

    Living in the land of 10,000 lakes seems to do strange things to people. Take Manplanet, for instance. Aside from assuming a name that... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published December 13, 2001

    Pigface is: a) a deviant sexual practice akin to the "Cleveland Steamer"; b) the newest Denny's breakfast special; or c) a loose-knit... More >>

  • Pedro the Lion

    published November 29, 2001

    There's something immediately arresting about David Bazan's vocals, though nothing particularly dramatic is going on. His words are almost always... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published November 15, 2001

    What happened to rock music? Not the sagging, moldering corpses of Stevie Ray and Jimi, still propped up and sucked off on classic-rock radio.... More >>

  • He's Got a Range Life

    published October 25, 2001

    Warren Zevon once said, in response to an interviewer asking whether he was being ironic or sincere in a particular song: "With all due respect to... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published October 25, 2001

    Perry Farrell is a weird genius-prophet from another dimension -- or maybe from the future. His creations are cunning experiments, forays outside... More >>

  • Hot and Bothered

    published September 20, 2001

    We've all been duped at one time or another. At some point, everyone has made a serious error in judgment when purchasing music, whether or not... More >>

  • The Waterboys

    published September 20, 2001

    The Waterboys' first release in eight years crawls greasily out of the gates like a shiny-wet pale demon emerging from the sewer. On "Let it... More >>

  • Going It Alone

    published September 6, 2001

    Poets and poetry can come from anywhere. Sometimes the poet and his hometown are completely intertwined, inseparable as the thorn and the rose --... More >>

  • Reagan National Crash Diet

    published September 6, 2001

    If there is one complaint to be made about punk, or punk rock, or just plain rock music these days, it would have to be that most bands take... More >>

  • Season to Risk

    published August 23, 2001

    Perhaps the best indication that a band is doing something new and genuinely interesting is when music critics thrash around in desperation... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published August 2, 2001

    Perhaps the only thing worse than being an unknown, struggling musician without a hit song is actually scoring that hit and coping with the... More >>

  • Bouncing Back

    published July 12, 2001

    In the vapid days of the early Reagan years -- that period when the musical world turned as gray and dreary as Margaret Thatcher's underthings --... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 28, 2001

    Mike Doughty, Saturday June 30, at the Fox Theatre, is a hardworking man. Since the breakup of Soul Coughing in early 2000, Doughty has... More >>

  • A Better Build

    published June 7, 2001

    Boise, Idaho: Much has been made of the fact that Doug Martsch and his band, Built to Spill, are based there, as if a vast chasm yawned between... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published May 24, 2001

    To listen to each successive David Byrne (Thursday, May 24, at the Fillmore Auditorium) release is to witness the continuing evolution of... More >>

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