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Rare Birds
Canada's Nihilistic Spasm Band and Amsterdam's Clusone 3 span the world of song-based improv on new releases. [05-17-99]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Mixed Media
Squarepusher's new "Music Is Rotted One Note" is as close to a collective improvisation as one person is capable of recording on his own. [12-14-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Garageland
Rhino Records has reissued the classic 1972 garage-rock compilation "Nuggets" -- reminding us of every band from Nazz to the Barbarians. [10-26-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Grrrl Talk
Former Bikini Killer Kethleen Hanna reinvents herself as Julie Ruin and vows to make feminism pay off. [09-28-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Heavy Funk
Two double-CD compilations revive funk-king James Brown's career after he'd left the vanguard but before he became a self-parody. [07-13-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Stand They Did
There is a black country tradition, and country music crosses the boundaries associated with it more easily than you'd think. [06-15-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Masked Man
Singer/songwriter Momus is coming out of obscurity and touring the US. [03-02-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The "Naked" Truth
If you own the entire Ben Folds Five discography up to this point, almost nothing on "Naked Baby Photos" will be new to you. [01-12-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Big Noises of Early '98
"Long-awaited" will be the term you'll hear used to describe major albums most often in 1998. [01-05-98]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dialectical Immaterialism
Have Chumbawamba's politics shriveled in the limelight? [12-08-97]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bush League
Bush's "Deconstructed" doesn't work as rock, it doesn't work as dance music, and it especially doesn't work as remixes. [11-24-97]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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