Tag: 2002

Avril Lavigne – Let Go

Avril Lavigne – Let Go Christina Saraceno: ‘Talk about pressure — being under 21 and having a record deal no longer qualifies as extraordinary. And as mass-produced teen pop makes its exit and a glut of young singer/songwriters enter, child prodigies no longer have built-in marketing appeal. So if newcomer, 17-year-old Avril Lavigne truly wants […]

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Good Charlotte – The Young and The Hopeless

Good Charlotte – The Young and The Hopeless Tom Semioli: ‘Good Charlotte’s The Young and the Hopeless is punk-pop déjà vu. Rehashing worn clichés aplenty on each track, cuts such as “The Anthem” emerge exactly as the title overtly implies: a high-velocity, guitar-driven reason to lash out against the usual growing pains inflicted by parental […]

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Moby – 18

Moby – 18 18 is the sixth studio album by American electronica musician Moby released in 2002. The most successful single from the album was “We Are All Made of Stars”, which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. A notable single on the album is “Extreme Ways” which appears on The Bourne Legacy. […]

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Schiller – Voyage

Schiller – Voyage Schiller is a German electronic DJ, who rose to fame in 1998 and named after the German poet and dramatist Friedrich Schiller. Originally it was a duo consisting of Christopher von Deylen and Mirko von Schlieffen. Around 2001 or 2002, von Schlieffen left the band, leaving von Deylen the sole member. Schiller […]

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Nada Surf – Let Go

      Let Go is the third album by alternative rock band, Nada Surf. It was released on Barsuk in 2002. The New York trio did score an MTV hit with “Popular,” from their 1996 debut album, but it is a more mature and less commercial Nada Surf that returns now with a third […]

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The Cranberries – Stars: Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002

The Cranberries – Stars: Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002 AMG Review: For the Cranberries, assembling a best-of covering the first decade of their career means compiling their singles in chronological order, which turns out to be a foolproof approach for a band that can be uneven over the course of a full-length album but has […]

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Télépopmusik – Genetic World

Télépopmusik – Genetic World AMG review:  This debut outing by French techno craftsmen Fabrice Dumont, Stephan Haeri, and Christophe Hetier is a lounge lizard’s idea of heaven. Among the many intriguing elements stitched between the subtle dance beats are sultry female spoken-word snippets and seductive melodies provided by Peaches and Chilly Gonzales and gravel-voiced Scottish […]

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Cafe del Mar – Vol 9

Cafe del Mar – Vol 9 AMG Review:  The popular Cafe del Mar series returns with Vol. 9, compiled by longtime curator DJ Bruno. As with the series’ other volumes, this collection features plenty of atmospheric chill-out music, including Lovers Lane’s “Island Memories,” which sports a bassline uncannily similar to that of Grandmaster Flash’s “White […]

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Agalloch – The Mantle

Agalloch – The Mantle AMG Review:  Agalloch – The Mantle their second album, is a leaps-and-bounds improvement over their first full-length, 1999’s Pale Folklore. That wasn’t a bad album, but it was hampered by a low-budget production job that didn’t suit the sophisticated tone of the music. The improved production is the first thing that […]

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Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot AMG Review: Few bands can call themselves contemporaries of both the heartbreakingly earnest self-destruction of Whiskeytown and the alienating experimentation of Radiohead’s post-millennial releases, but on the painstaking Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco seem to have done just that. In early 2001, the Chicago-area band focused on recording their fourth album, which […]

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Múm – Finally We Are No One

Múm – Finally We Are No One AMG Review: Múm’s first album for Fat Cat — by no coincidence, the label that also broke fellow Icelanders Sigur Rós — has all the majestic synths, crackly drum machine percussion, sampled silence, and crystalline vocals you’d expect from the country that produced Björk and Sigur Rós, though […]

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Archive – You All Look The Same To Me

Archive – You All Look The Same To Me You All Look the Same to Me is Archive’s third studio album. In this album Archive used Craig Walker for vocals and gradually turned away from their roots in electronica and trip hop and towards more psychedelic and progressive style of bands such as Pink Floyd, […]

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Norah Jones – Come Away with Me

Norah Jones – Come Away with Me       David R. Adler: ‘ Norah Jones’ debut on Blue Note “Norah Jones – Come Away with Me” is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. (It’s pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist […]

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The Notwist – Neon Golden

The Notwist – Neon Golden Amg review: The Notwist – Neon Golden was a subtle rewiring of the Notwist’s long-established baroque hip-hop post-rock fetishist technique. The album’s minimal kitchen-sink vibe was stronger, the wide assortment of instruments were arranged with new conviction, and the band would throw in a startlingly unpretentious mixture of tub-thumbing static, cellos, […]

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Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights       Andy Kellman: ‘ One might go into a review like this one wondering how many words will pass before Joy Division is brought up. In this case, the answer is 16. Many are too quick to classify Interpol as mimics and lose out on discovering […]

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Queens of the Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

Queens of the Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘ On their third album, Songs for the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age are so concerned with pleasing themselves with what they play that they don’t give a damn for the audience. This extends to the production, with the […]

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