Joshua Westlund

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  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Cool Breeze East Point's Greatest Hit Organized Noize/Interscope ATLANTA MC COOL Breeze is smooth. So smooth he can recycle gangsta clichés, heckle non-Southerners with impenetrable local slang, and present himself with "the key to the Sout...

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again.

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    We Square Root of Negative One Asphodel I'VE BEEN SKEPTICAL of the merits of the post-hip-hop ambient music called illbient ever since I wandered into one of DJ Spooky's now-fabled loft parties in 1996 and nearly gagged on the noise. Hipsters hudd...

  • 17 years ago | Reviews

    Jim O'Rourke Eureka Drag City Smog Knock Knock Drag City "I'M A FUCKING improviser!" ubiquitous avant-rock guitarist Jim O'Rourke told Magnet last year. "And if I want to stick a broom up my nose...I'm going to do it!" Like Chi-town's other post-r...

  • 17 years ago | Essays

    Underappreciated hip hoppers the Roots put their sound together on the new album Things Fall Apart.

  • 17 years ago | Reviews

    4Hero Two Pages Talkin Loud/Mercury Records 4HERO WASN'T THE first crew to figure out that U.K. dance culture's two biggest themes--tripped-out hedonism and apocalyptic brooding--don't jibe. But their breakthrough single, "Kirk's Nightmare," prove...

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