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2000 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • Blind Man's Bluff

    published December 28, 2000

    The Top Six Reasons Why the Year 2000 Made Me Think It's Better to Be Blind Than to Be Deaf (But Not Really, Because I'm a Bit Neurotic, and... More >>

  • Crit and Shap 2000

    published December 28, 2000

    Afew years ago, former New Times Los Angeles music editor Keven McAlester (who once held down the same post at the now-defunct Met)... More >>

  • Out & About

    published December 28, 2000

    Snoop Dogg: Like the dirty, unshaven uncle no one in your family will claim at the holiday dinner table, Snoop Dogg couldn't give a shit if... More >>

  • Nelly Furtado/Phoenix

    published December 7, 2000

    Did Beck Hansen really change the layout of the pop cosmos? That is, were folks (or headz or peeps or what have you) mixing and matching genres in... More >>

  • Out & About

    published November 23, 2000

    As far as the blues go, I might as well have just heard Robert Johnson for the first time last week. It's a form I'm just getting familiar with,... More >>

  • Plastilina Mosh / Titan

    published November 16, 2000

    Of these two discs--both from would-be Becks from south of the border--Plastilina Mosh's sophomore release, Juan Manuel, is the better,... More >>

  • Mojave 3 / Joe Pernice

    published November 9, 2000

    Though their résumés read differently--ex-shoegazers from England at one end, erstwhile alt-country bard from Massachusetts on the... More >>

  • Sigur Ros

    published November 2, 2000

    Thoughts of birds and whatever cloud my brain. I can see some through the window, which I guess explains it, but mostly I'm thinking that Iceland,... More >>

  • Out & About

    published November 2, 2000

    Tom Tom Club: I've always had a thing for smart people making dumb music. Not like Weird Al Yankovic (smart person making smart music) or... More >>

  • Your Bruises

    published October 26, 2000

    Death Cab for Cutie are welcoming winter with open arms. Witness: Within the last few months, singer Ben Gibbard got hit by a car while riding... More >>

  • That's Not Me

    published October 26, 2000

    "It's like my mind is this constant movie," Damien Jurado says on the phone from his home in Seattle, a few hours before he heads to work at a... More >>

  • Pele and Tristeza

    published October 19, 2000

    Milwaukee and San Diego are, respectively, not that far and pretty damned far from Chicago. Yet you wouldn't know that from the sound of the... More >>

  • Sunday's Best

    published October 5, 2000

    You should know that Sunday's Best has ruined emo. I tell you this because they won't. They'll probably tell you that they're sensitive young men... More >>

  • Live, Counting Crows, Bettie Serveert

    published October 5, 2000

    Here we have an interesting bill: three bands that started out as hungry ones with blue stars in their eyes that have deliquesced into fleshy... More >>

  • Tahiti 80

    published September 28, 2000

    If the Cardigans were, as their third album claimed, the first band on the moon, Tahiti 80 are that little car the astronauts drove in while they... More >>

  • Moby

    published September 28, 2000

    The reason I don't like Moby isn't because Play, his steam-gathering smash record from last year, pillages from the past and calls it the... More >>

  • Kids Inc.

    published September 21, 2000

    The Get Up Kids, it seems, have gotten up. I'm on the phone with singer-guitarist Matt Pryor. He's in Seattle, a few hours before his band's... More >>

  • Travis

    published September 21, 2000

    The thing that gets me about Hot Young Glaswegian Rockers Travis is that they've built their highly orchestrated American breakthrough on the... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published September 14, 2000

    The thing I like about the Dave Matthews Band is the same thing I like about Phish and Korn and Aimee Mann and Fugazi: the grass roots, baby.... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 7, 2000

    FastballI suspect that the first time Fastball assembled itself in one of its three members' garages, the sparks flew.... More >>

  • Dude, You Rock

    published August 17, 2000

    I don't adhere to any stoner-rock rules or bylaws," Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme sneers, leveling in one fell swoop the burgeoning... More >>

  • Critics' Picks

    published July 27, 2000

    Deftones First things first: White Pony, the just-released third album by Sacramento new-metal act the... More >>

  • Faith, no more, no less

    published July 20, 2000

    "Beethoven is my hero," Jeremy Enigk, Sunny Day Real Estate's frontman, says. "I mean, writing a song on his deathbed--that's beautiful to me." He... More >>

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