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Inside Story
In "A&R," Bill Flanagan offers an often compelling portrayal of the recording industry's unsavory underbelly. [08-28-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Digital Dilemmas
Digital music threatens the future of record companies by reducing their importance in mainstream music distribution. [08-07-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Critical Mass
A review of the Lester Bangs biography by Jim DeRogatis. [07-24-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Voices Carry
Sleater-Kinney's "All Hands on the Bad One" is easily their most varied and musically sophisticated album to date. [05-15-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Double Visions
With the release of two albums on May 16, Juliana Hatfield proves that she's more Lilith than fair, and doesn't mind it one bit. [05-15-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Who Cares?
"Revolver" magazine is fodder for people who would rather read an in-depth interview of the Police than 'N Sync. [04-03-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Swan Songs
The Cure's new "Bloodflowers" hints at being the band's last album, but after 10 years of listening to their supposed swan songs, this one might be a fitting end. [02-21-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Fringe Dividends
Record company mergers and short-sighted music executives made 1999 an off year for pop music. [01-03-00]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Y2K Bugs
Record companies are turning a quick buck by releasing multi-disk (and not always well-thought-out) end-of-the-century music compilations. [12-20-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Live Wires
'Tis the season for live box sets from Blondie, Marilyn Manson, Guns 'n Roses, Alanis Morissette and more. [12-07-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Spice Grrrl
Sporty Spice's "Northern Star" proves you can take the girl outta the Spice, but you cant' take the Spice outta the girl. [11-29-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Slow Jamming
In a rare interview, the usually-elusive Beck discusses the release of his new album, "Midnite Vultures," and his peculiar fascination with R. Kelly. [11-29-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Clash Calling
The Clash's godfather of punk, Joe Strummer, re-emerges with an album that's a mix of techno, rock, and reggae. [11-22-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Road from Nirvana
Dave Grohl is confronting the unresolved tension between the punk underground that gave birth to Nirvana and the pop mainstream that placed the band in the center of a cultural zeitgeist. [11-01-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Return to Rock
Next to Creed, Stone Temple Pilots come across as a subtle, nuanced, musically sophisticated band -- a real return to a classic kind of rock that served as a blueprint for Alice in Chains' blueprint for '90s rock. [10-25-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Long Players
Are Trent Reznor and Tori Amos the appropriate antidote to Britney Spears and Ricky Martin? [10-04-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Special Ed
It would take some scandal to prevent the Chemical Brothers from going down in history as one of the 10 most important artists of the decade. [09-07-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Action Figures
Bis haven't arrived in Eurodisney discoland as mere mercenaries or with tongues entirely in cheek. [08-30-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Subdivisions
Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar explores the popular issue of '90s women in rock in her 1998 documentary "The Righteous Babes" and shows how feminism has invaded pop culture. [08-16-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Girls, Girls, Girls
Girl pop focuses on high school fantasies, suburban fantasies, and, ultimately, escape fantasies. [06-21-99]
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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