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The Terror ~ The Flaming Lips
The Terror ~ The Flaming Lips
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
'The Terror' looks set to be something of a polarising album for The Flaming Lips. Fans gathered up in the wake of 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' and 'At War With The Mystics' who have been frustrated or confused by the band's recent freefall to their more experimental and roaming roots will likely find little to love here. Indeed on first listen 'The Terror' is a little bewildering; all chilly krautrock and barely audible lyrics that sound more like mantras than narrative verse. 'The Terror' is a leap further into the distance than either 'Embryonic' or 'Heady Fwends' were.

Here it sounds as though Yoshimi lost the battle with the pink robots. Wilco sang that Hell is chrome… Read more
Collage Culture by Aaron Rose
Collage Culture by Aaron Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars A call to arms, 17 May 2012
This volume, which is slight in length but rich in content, contains two essays on the role of "collage culture" in our society - focusing on the impact our current obsession with borrowing from past decades may be having on our creativity and society in general. Easily digestible and thought-provoking, the book sets itself apart thanks to designer Brian Roettinger's excellent approach to setting out the text in different shapes, sizes, fonts and arrangements. It also helps that both authors, Aaron Rose and Mandy Kahn, are clearly gifted wordsmiths.

More than anything what I took away from this book was a sense of provocation. An urge to create something in a different voice. To… Read more
John From Cincinnati Season 1 (HBO) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rebecca de Mornay
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never given a chance, 21 Oct 2009
Much like Carnivale, another HBO series cut down too early, John From Cincinnati is a singular vision and an all-too-rare supernatural drama with a sense of real maturity to it. It is also pointedly surreal from the beginning and, unless you're paying attention, easy to get confused by; characters speak in curious code, frequently referencing past events the audience isn't privy to; an off-the-cuff remark in one episode may not gain relevance until two or three episodes later. Because of this, J.F.C. is a show perfect for DVD. It not only rewards but requires repeated viewings, and in returning to it over, you'll usually find something you hadn't spotted before. It's a David Milch show, and… Read more

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