Jessica Parker

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  • 14 years ago

    By all counts, Björk albums should be commercial disasters. Her lyrics make little sense to the outside world, and she's known to invite listeners into the depths of her mind. (She also doesn't care one bit about the repercussions of dressing...

  • 14 years ago

    The title on the cover of Timo Ellis' first solo effort is The Enchanted Forest of Timo Ellis, while the one on the spine of the disc reads The Enchanting Schizophrenia of Timo Ellis. This is a telling detail for an album (four-song EP, actually) ...

  • 14 years ago

    It hardly seems possible that Radiohead's latest album, Amnesiac, has managed to confound the masses even more than last year's Kid A. Touted by the less imaginative as Kid B, the miserable brother of Kid A, Amnesiac has split Radiohead fans into ...

  • 14 years ago

    Don't be fooled: Mandarin is a real Texas band. Its name is Chinese, and it certainly doesn't play straight country music or sport 10-gallon hats, but its music sounds just like Texas looks and feels--scorching, expansive, leisurely. Being a Texas...

  • 14 years ago

    It could be said that the Japanese have a better understanding of American culture than Americans do. Or, at least, that they're better at assimilating and restyling our culture. What else could explain the ultra-American, sensational pop music of...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    It never works: Trying to pick a winner before the race is over, calling the election before every pencil mark and mouse click is accounted for, tabulated. (Insert your own Dan Rather/Peter Jennings/Tom Brokaw joke here, because we don't feel like...

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