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Year Yields a Few Breakthroughs, Plenty of Well-Crafted Music PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 December 2000 18:00
Thom Yorke is clearly the king of 2000. Looking over my list of favorite albums of 2000, I notice that the vocalist shows up three times: leading Radiohead through Kid A (obviously) but also doing duets on albums by Björk and PJ Harvey.

 
Gold Waiting to Be Mined PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
As misnomers go, Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls is a doozy. First of all, there’s very little wicked about the vocal work of Wicked Liz, who goes by Liz Townsend when not on stage. She can growl in a most unmenacing way, but her voice generally runs from pop sweet to hearty.

 
Merger Promises Sizzle and Steak PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
The proposed merger of AOL and media conglomerate Time Warner made it through the Federal Trade Commission this past week, but the fat lady can’t squeak a peep before the blessing of their union is granted by the Federal Communications Commission.

 
New CD Reveals the Beauty of ... German Ads? PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Wednesday, 13 December 2000 18:00
In the “For Those About to Kraut-Rock” department: The Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records label has just released Popshopping, an intriguing compilation of original German advertising jingles from the 1960s and 1970s.

 
Soloist and Symphony Triumph in Riveting Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 December 2000 18:00
Anton Dvorák and Bedrich Smetana are Czechoslovakia’s most famous composers. Full of folk tendencies and a love of their homeland, they expressed the tapestry of bohemian life in their music. While Smetana helped develop Czech nationalism, Dvorák made it popular.

 
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