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  • Soundwaves

    Amber Naked Tommy Boy Mary J. Blige Dance for Me MCA Records Amber is covered only by strategically placed tufts of hair on Naked. But...

  • Inevitably Ani

    Ani DiFranco      There's no business like show business. Unless you're Ani DiFranco, in which case you'd probably fire your agent for even suggesting such...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ Chris Cox Provocative Trance Provocative Music/Capitol Records DJ Dave Dresden Provocative Progressive Provocative Music/Capitol Records What, precisely, is trance? Or progressive? It's hard to...

  • Soundwaves

    The Riddler Dance Mix NYC -- Vol. 2 Tommy Boy Records Alcazar Casino E-Magine/RCA It takes hubris to be a DJ, obviously. The Riddler is...

  • Five Star Album

    Andy Stochansky, despite his strengths, falls squarely into the dreaded ''...but he sucks live'' category. His recent stint at the Iota Café in Clarendon can...

  • Double Down

    The twin lesbians from Canada have some interesting angles -- they're twins, they're lesbians, they're Canadian. Unfortunately, If It Was You (Vapor), a mishmash of...

  • Soundwaves

    Hex Hector Remixology Ultra Records DJ Encore DJ Encore Presents Ultra.Dance 02 Ultra Records During a live DJ performance, Hex Hector tends toward familiar songs,...

  • Soundwaves

    Marc Anthony Mended Columbia Paulina Rubio Border Girl Universal A border girl won't get very far el norte by emulating Mariah Carey. Fortunately, Paulina ''Golden...

  • Well-Deserved Break

    Beth Orton Not that it matters, but Beth Orton is huge. Six feet tall, to be exact. Being tall may have bolstered Uma Thurman's career...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ Spooky Optometry Thirsty Ear The Blue Series Continuum was launched on the theory that throwing together groups of mismatched musicians would have the Odd...

  • Fifth and Counting

    Counting Crows Gotta love it. As the rest of us suffer because of our intrinsic fears of commitment, Adam Duritz is making millions off of...

  • Jailhouse Rock

    Martha, Martha, Martha: Stewart Goes Quiet I remember compiling my first collection of melodies like it was yesterday. Since there were no cassette tapes back...

  • Soundwaves

    Various ArtistsThis Is Ultimate DanceJ Records Various ArtistsThis Is Ultimate DanceJ Records Remember Ultimate Dance Party? Arista Records produced the popular, short-lived album series of...

  • Soundwaves

    AnastaciaFreak of NatureEpic Julian MarshParty Groove: PrideCentaur Divas are the bread and butter of the gay clubgoing experience. But sometimes the bread is stale and...

  • Abstract Arto

    Arto Lindsay Hey Jill, tell me if you've ever experienced this problem. You want to be an edgy, artsy hipster, but no matter how you...