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Volume IV, Issue 11
September 11 - September 25, 2000  
Music

Featured Articles
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I Am Hiphop [2]
One of the hiphop elders delivers a sermon.
— Andy Langer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Imaginary Cubas [3]
On the new DVD version of "The Buena Vista Social Club," director Wim Wenders reveals the unexpected truth about the band and the falsehood of his documentary.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
By the Numbers [4]
What's wrong with modern rock? Two cases in point: Eve 6 and Ultimate Fakebook.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Hard As Hell [5]
Hard rock reclaims its roots.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Artist Profiles
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Tull Order [6]
Ian Anderson is out to prove that Jethro Tull isn't just living in the past.
— Scott Cooper, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Latin Soul [7]
Latin Soul musician Mongo Santamaria struts his stuff into the 21st century.
— Wayne Robins, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Whiskeytown Tales [8]
Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary start new musical careers after the self-destruction of Whiskeytown.
— Allison Stewart, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Album Reviews
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Fairport Conventions [9]
A review of new retrospectives and anthologies by former Fairport Convention members and British folk heros Sandy Denny, and Richard and Linda Thompson.
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Personal Epic [10]
Matthew Ryan emerges with sophomore album and big, anthemic sound.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Cool Blue [11]
Legendary songwriter Dan Penn releases new disc on his own label.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

R apper KRS-One calls himself a philosopher and says his philosophy is in keeping with what become his calling -- to "establish health, love, awareness, and wealth in the lives of all that claim Hiphop as their lifestyle."

Ever since "The Buena Vista Social Club" album was released in 1997, the whole project has been tainted by glossy, congratulatory paternalism, with Ry Cooder always positioned as the humble discoverer of Buena Vista gold.

Modern rock radio formats are reminiscent of the adult contemporary of the '80s. Aside from a few nods to the roots of their respective styles, the chief product is innocuous, inoffensive, unaffecting music.

Also, reclaiming the hard rock legacy, Jethro Tull's not living in the past, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [12]

  • Ultimate Fakebook
  • Saint Low
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Señor Coconut
  • SR-71
  • Bobby Gaylor
  • Pole
  • The Glands

[13] Rhythm and Views
  • Christy McWilson

Now What? [14]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
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