Metro Weekly

Music

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    LASGO LIVE!… “Follow You,” a song on Some Things (Robbins) sounds remarkably similar to Sonique's “Sky” of a few years ago. Lasgo's version has none...

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    LIFE IN PLASTIC... Maybe you remember the warning label affixed to Aqua's 1997 debut album Aquarium (MCA), noting that the Danish quartet's biggest hit, ''Barbie...

  • Free and Clear

    Freedman's piano and voice sound like soulmates in duet -- as long as you can overlook the cliché-imprisoned lyrics. If an album's quality could be...

  • Feast Your Ears

    A gorgeous mix of jaunty ballads and emotive instrumentals, Feast of Wire is the polar opposite of a shampoo commercial Country music's insurrection into pop...

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    RUSSIAN GIRLS IN LOVE... It might be, as every music critic writing about them has skeptically suggested, just a gimmick that the Russian teenagers in...

  • Soup's On

    Taking Stock: Ani DiFranco The annual Queerstock music festival is predicated on a radical idea -- that the fight for liberation is useless if you...

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    DISCO INFERNO… Can you believe it's been thirty years since disco first boogie-oogie-oogied? Well it has, and ABC has come to the rescue to commemorate...

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    Electro Nouveau Various Artists Moonshine Soul Sessions 2 Various Artists Giant Step Records Has this happened to you? A friend asks you to recommend your...

  • Mad About Musicals

    ''Whatever happened to class?'' Just like the delicious duet ''Class'' sung by prison matron Mama Morton and celebrity double-murderer Velma Kelly, that's a question a...

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    There was plenty of good music in danceland in 2002, but it just wasn't selling. So record labels large and small cut back on dance...

  • Music

    Trey Anastasio Millions of people heard -- and continue to hear -- the worst album of the year. Very few heard the best. Maybe this...

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    Mad'House Absolutely Mad Radikal Records Puretone Stuck in a Groove V2/BMG Picture Jennifer Love Hewitt making a tribute album to Madonna: It's not at all...

  • Disconnecting the Dot

    It was only a matter of time before Dot Allison succumbed to 21st century cynicism. 1999's hyperemotional Afterglow was almost quaint in its sincerity, proving...

  • Well Drawn

    Damon Gough's determination to be too awkward for fame has finally turned him into a celebrity. Even hiding behind the cryptic pseudonym Badly Drawn Boy...

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    INXS The Best of INXS Atlantic/Rhino Vic Latino Vic Latino Presents 80's Now Tommy Boy INXS only briefly lived up to its name in the...