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10 Spots
Warren Zevon's new "I-10 Chronicles" captures the quiet loneliness of driving in LA. [05-08-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Ween's World
Dean and Gene from Ween talk shop and about "White Pepper" with rapper MC Paul Barman. [05-01-00]
— Paul Barman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dub Party
The London-based Blood and Fire reggae label is spreading dub -- a reggae-based experiment from Jamaican dance halls. [05-01-00]
— Michael Endelman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The White Stuff
James Toback's "Black and White" was supposed to explore white America's infatuation with hip-hop culture, but racial stereotypes get in the way. [04-24-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Oh, The Guilt
The top five recent releases that made "High Fidelity" hit a little too close to home. [04-24-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Lost Country
The genius of a Trisha Yearwood's "Real Live Woman" is that she cashes in on songs that have as much depth as a greeting card, and acts as if they were profound. [04-24-00]
— Grant Alden, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Delta Force
In a rare series of tours to promote their new albums, Big Jack Johnson and Super Chikan bring the gritty blues of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to the rest of the country. [04-24-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Tigre Tales
Since the demise of Bikini Kill, three years ago, Kathleen Hanna has re-emerged with Le Tigre, a breakthrough marriage of garage pop and underground hip-hop. [04-17-00]
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Political Party
Cashing in on their contradictions and the ubiquitous "Tubthumping," Chumbawamba are the world's only Top 40 anarchist pop combo. [04-17-00]
— Linda Laban, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

íCubanismo!
World-class trumpeter Jes˙s Alema˝y's band íCubanismo! proves that Cuban music does not begin and end with the Buena Vista Social Club. [04-17-00]
— J. Poet, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Volts from the Underground
The newly released "Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music 1948-1980" may seem boring until you consider that all of the sounds on the disc are originals. [04-10-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shoah Biz
It's clear that the motive behind Rhino's release of "Voices of the Shoah," a four-disc audio documentary featuring Holocaust survivors, is to make money. [04-10-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Saint Lou's return
Lou Reed's acerbic and insightful "Ecstasy" rocks harder than his best post-Velvet Underground work. [04-10-00]
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hey Punks!
Jade Tree's Explosion are one of the best punk bands to emerge from an ever-evolving genre. [04-10-00]
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Growing Pains
Unlike many pillars of hip hop's golden yesteryear, MC Common (aka Common Sense) remains true and fresh on his new "Like Water for Chocolate." [04-10-00]
— Michael Endelman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

American Beauty
Practically pop stars in the UK with their arty, skewered sound, the Butterflies of Love are sill trying to land gig in the Northeast. [04-10-00]
— Richard Martin, 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

Two Tenors
Can Lebanon's widely popular Wadi' Al-Safi and Syria's Sabah Fakhri do for Arabic music what the Buena Vista Social Club did for Cuban pop? [04-03-00]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Freaks and Geeks
Self-professed nerds DJ Kid Koala and MC Paul Barman incorporate self-deprecating humor into outstanding new releases. [04-03-00]
— Alex Pappademas, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Big Pimpin'
The teenage thugs and FuBu-clad suburban kids lap up the misogyny at the Cash Money/Ruff Ryders tour. [04-03-00]
— Jon Caramanica, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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