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Year Yields a Few Breakthroughs, Plenty of Well-Crafted Music PDF Print E-mail
Music - 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
Music - Feature Stories
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.

 
Soloist and Symphony Triumph in Riveting Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - 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.

 
A Different Kind of Easy Listening PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 December 2000 18:00
The second album from Shane Johnson’s Blue Train, Big Legged Women, starts off with a song that exists primarily as a framework for hot-licks blues. The words and vocals serve primarily as a break from the fiery work of the guitarist who lends his name to the band.

 
Stetson-Wearin’ Reggae Cowboys Rewrite History PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 28 November 2000 18:00
Reggae Cowboys have all the trappings of a novelty act: Canadians in cowboy hats doing the reggae thing in songs about the Wild Wild West. It sounds a bit like Dread Zeppelin crossed with the Village People, if a little more original.

 
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