CD Review:

DEEP FOREST
Music Detected
(Epic)

In the early '90s, Frenchmen Michel Sanchez and Eric Mouquet wrote the book on ethno-tribal electronica, so the burden on them to innovate, at a time when the genre has been explored to its limit, is heavy indeed. Their solution here is twofold: live drums and English lyrics. There are still plenty of tribal voices, trance synth lines and canned beats, but from the hard-rock guitar lines and chunky rhythms of the opening track "India," Music Detected is a departure for the group. And for the most part, it's a welcome one. Guest vocalists including the formidable Beverly Jo Scott, Indonesian sensation Anggun and Japan's own Hajime Chitose provide this album with more guts than mere samples could. At times, such as on the Vangelis-like "Yuki," the album slips into trite sentimentalism, but for the most part Music Detected throws enough curve balls to keep even the most jaded electronica fans happy.

 


THE PARKINSONS

A Long Way To Nowhere
(Fierce Panda)

Slated to appear at July's Fuji Rock Festival as a showcase act, The Parkinsons are a one-bank punk revival coming straight at you from…Portugal. That's right: hailing from Coimbra, Portugal, land of "Madeira, Catholicism and boredom," the quartet have been busy blowing the roofs off English clubs since relocating to London in 2000. Their debut recording, A Long Way To Nowhere provides an antidote for anyone who finds bands like The Strokes or Jon Spencer overly "sophisticated." From the droning guitars of "Nothing To Lose" to the thrash and wild abandon of "Bad Girl," The Parkinsons do a pretty fair job of recalling the spirit of the Sex Pistols et al circa 1977. If anyone looks likely to shake up Fuji Rock, these boys would have to be the prime suspects.

 


BOYZ II MEN
Full Circle
(Arista)

Ten years and 60 million albums since their debut, and now happily departed Universal for Arista, Philadelphia's number one export—who just performed at the first MTV Japan Video Music Awards—are unlikely candidates to throw a curve ball at this point deep into their career. And so it is with Full Circle: Nathan, Wanya, Shawn and Michael deliver another flawless collection of contemporary doo wop, delicately seasoned with hip hop and soul. "The Color of Love," produced by Babyface, is a reflective tribute to love, as are most of the songs on the album. "Relax Your Mind" pushes up the tempo, with funky bass, while "Whatcha Need" offers comfort to heartbroken lovers. Verdict: Boyz II Men offer another timeless slice of soul that should have them riding the charts long after the boy bands of the moment have fallen off the horizon.

 

KRONOS QUARTET
Nuevo
(Nonesuch)

Over its 30-year history, the Kronos Quartet has recorded an array of musical styles and genres—from imitations of Jimi Hendrix to recordings of the music of Bill Evans, and from renderings of early music to contemporary composers like Philip Glass. The compositions commissioned by the group range in the hundreds. The quartet's latest release, Nuevo, is an exploration of both traditional and popular music from Mexico. Featuring arrangements of traditional songs by the Mexican composers Osvaldo Golijov and Stephen Prutsman, as well as popular music, Nuevo represents an amazing variety of musical textures and sounds. Lead violinist and artistic producer David Harrington says walking through Mexico City inspired the record: At the turn of every corner one discovers something new and unexpected. And like walking through a city, many layers of musical style, time, and popular culture flow together in this amazing and joyful celebration of Mexican music and life. RT

 


MOBY
18
(V2)

You know Moby, he's epic. And this, well, this is just another Play in the story. Sticking with the familiar down-tempo take on the old deep house theme, 18 is abundant in all those adorable female vocals. But this once enjoyable soul-searching venture seems to have become nothing but a mundane and depressing resignation to wispy, airy lyrics and a general engulfment in the bores of love turmoil. But keep listening because something somewhat relieving and joyous happens when you reach track 10. This bass-heavy, scratch-and-rap girlie tune frustratingly manifests the potential in every Moby song to get the kids on the floor. But as outstanding as this track may be, you still won't buy the record, because while it's all very chilling and at times even nice, emotionally it's ineffective and could just pass you by. Sally Mizon

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RYAN ADAMS
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680:
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678:
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676:
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674:
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672:
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH!
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THE SLIP
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670:
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PANIC! AT THE DISCO
THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE
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668:
FAITHLESS
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666:
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DEERHOOF
MANICURED NOISE
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664:
VARIOUS ARTISTS
X-PRESS 2
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YURIKA OHYAMA

662:
RIP SLYME
Tom Wait
BHANG LASSI
Ayaka

660:
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LITTLE BARRIE
BABAMANIA
WILLIE NELSON

658:
JJ CALE & ERIC CLAPTON
TODD HANNIGAN
THE ALBUM LEAF
BIRD

656:
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654:
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652:
MICHIYO YAGI, INGEBRIGT HÅKER FLATEN, PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE/Live! at SuperDeluxe
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THE DECEMBERISTS/The Crane Wife

650:
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OUTKAST/Idlewild
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648:
UA X NARUYOSHI KIKUCHI/Cure Jazz
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Peace Not War Japan
MUSE/Black Holes And Revelations
F.I.P./Hip Hop

646:
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Japa-Rico~Rico Rodriguez Meets Japan
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ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION/Nano-Mugen Compilation 2006
KAREN MOK/Without You

644:
MATTHEW HERBERT/Scale
KEITO BLOW/Sea Loves You
SAIGENJI/Music Eater
JOHNNY CASH/American V: A Hundred Highways

642:
GNARLS BARKLEY/St. Elsewhere
PRIMAL SCREAM/Riot City Blues
PE’Z/Nihon no Jazz—Samurai Spirit
RYTHEM/Mugen Fuakutorii

640:
PAUL SIMON/Surprise
KAREN NUNIS BLACKSTONE/Dark Sun Big Rain
NEIL YOUNG/Living With War
CHATMONCHY/Miminari

638:
RALPH MYERZ & THE JACK HERREN BAND/Your New Best Friends
FAHNA/Libera Haberu
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS/Stadium Arcadium
MARK KNOPFLER & EMMYLOU HARRIS/All the Roadrunning

636:
BOOM BOOM SATELLITES/On
GUITAR WOLF/LIGHTNING BOLT/Ultra Cross Vol. 1
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN/We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
NOUVELLE VAGUE/Bande A Part

634:
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REI HARAKAMI/Wasuremono
DAVID GILMOUR/On An Island
PEARL JAM/Pearl Jam

632:
THE RACONTEURS/Broken Boy Soldiers
PFEUTI/Last Terminus
NE-YO/In My Own Words
ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI/In Case We Die

630:
TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS/Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders
DONALD FAGEN/Morph The Cat
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Covers-Golden Hits vs House Music
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628:
LIARS/Drum’s Not Dead
CALEXICO/Garden Ruin
A-MEI/I Want Happiness?
COPPE/9+10= 10th. Anniversary!

626:
BETH ORTON/Comfort of Strangers
CUONG VU/It’s Mostly Residual
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Eastronika
EL PRES!DENTE/El Pres!dente

624:
Jack Johnson/Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
Tedd Lennon/Water and Bones
Hitoto Yo/&
Boris/Pink

622:
MUDHONEY/Under a Billion Suns
LAYO & BUSHWACKA/Feels Closer
LIKKLE MAI/Roots Candy
SERENA MANEESH/Serena Maneesh

620:
MARY J. BLIGE/The Breakthrough
THE KOOKS/Inside In/Inside Out
STEVE GARDNER/Big Delta Crossing
AI OTSUKA/Love Cook

618:
TERIYAKI BOYZ/Beef or Chicken
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Café Bossa
TODDLE/I Dedicate D Chord
YAN-ZI/A Perfect Day

616:
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
DJ UPPERCUT/Street Revolution
NEED NEW BODY/Where’s Black Ben?
ORANGE PEKOE/Grace

613:
MADONNA/Confessions on a Dance Floor
611:
STARSAILOR/On The Outside
DEVENDRA BANHART/Cripple Crow
GREEN DAY/Bullet In A Bible
EMILIANA TORRINI/Fisherman’s Woman

607:
THE MARS VOLTA/Scabdates
VARIOUS ARTISTS/10 Flower Records 10th Anniversary Selection
UA/Nephews
MAXENCE CYRIN/Modern Rhapsodies

607:
NEIL YOUNG/Prairie Wind
TATOPANI/Azure
SARAH MCLACHLAN/Bloom
AMI SUZUKI/Around The World

605:
HERBIE HANCOCK/Possibilities
Dubsensemania/Versatility
Sheryl Crow/Wildflower
Elbow/Leaders of the Free World

603:
DAVID GRAY/ Life In Slow Motion
BONNIE RAITT/ Souls AlikeKANYE WEST/ Late Registration
HITOMI YAIDA/ Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

601:
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB/Howl
LEELA JAMES/A Change Is Gonna Come
AFRIRAMPO/Kore Ga Mayaku Da
M-FLO/Beat Space Nine

599:
CRAIG DAVID/The Story Goes…
SQUADCAR/Misses
MADNESS/
The Dangermen Sessions: Volume One
SOUL FLOWER UNION/
Lorosae Mon Amour

597:
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Reggaeton Hunter First Target:
Primera Busqueda/Los Cazadores
DONNA BURKE/
Blue Nights
NUMBER GIRL/
Omoide In My Head 1: Best Of/B-Sides
BONNIE PINK/
Reminiscence

593:
THE RAKES/
Capture/Release
LOUIS XIV/
The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
AIHA HIGURASHI/
Platonic
BRIAN ENO/
A.D.O.E.

591:
SHONEN KNIFE/
Genki Shock!
RY COODER/
Chavez Ravine
NAMI TAMAKI/
Make Progress
THE PENFIFTEEN CLUB/
Feel It

589:
YURA YURA TEIKOKU/
Sweet Spot
SEVEN DUB/
Rock With Me
BREAK–THROUGH/
Breakthrough
RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS/
Cold Roses

585:
THE WHITE STRIPES/
Get Behind Me Satan
FEIST/
Let It Die
FOUR TET/
Everything Ecstatic
REI HARAKAMI/
Lust

583:
GORILLAZ/Demon Days
MINAKO OKUYAMA/One by One
TEENAGE FANCLUB/Man-Made
OASIS/Don’t Believe The Truth

581:
SOULIVE/Break Out
RIP’N’EIJI/Tengu Moon
STEREO-PHONICS/
Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
BRENDAN BENSON/
The Alternative To Love

580:
AIMEE MANN/
The Forgotten Arm
THE BOMBJACKS/
Midnight Picture Show
CRYSTAL KAY/
Crystal Style
HOT HOT HEAT/
Elevator

578:
FISCHERSPOONER/
Odyssey
FUJI-BOW/
Fuji-Bow Selection Vol.1
TWEET/
It’s Me Again
YUKI/
Joy

575:
GARBAGE/
Bleed Like Me

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA/
Answer
NEW ORDER/
Waiting for the Sirens’ Call
BOOM BOOM SATELLITES/
Full of Elevating Pleasures

572:
ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION/
Tank
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Beatwave Japan
ROOTS MANUVA/
Awfully Deep
SPITZ/
Souvenir

569:
BENEVENTO/RUSSO DUO/
Best Reason To Buy The Sun
LOU BARLOW/
Emoh
THE KILLS/
No Wow
AYUMI HAMASAKI/
My Story

567:
BUDDAHEAD/
Crossing the Invisible Line
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Nordic Lounge
KAGRRA/
Omou
THE GOSPELLERS/
G10

563:
CHEMICAL BROTHERS/
Push The Button
THE NEW YORK DOLLS/
Morrissey Presents: The Return
of the New York Dolls
DE LA SOUL/
The Grind Date
KEN HIRAI/
Sentimental Lovers

559:
DAVID BYRNE/
Grown Backwards
HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL/
White People
DJ HIDE/
Sculptor
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE/
One For The Road

557:
KINGS OF LEON/
Aha Shake Heartbreak
THE DONNAS/
Gold Medal
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
The Boogie Shack: 25 Vintage
R&B Dancers From
“MODERN/RPM” Vaults Part 2
RIP SLYME/
Masterpiece

553:
NANCY SINATRA/
Nancy Sinatra
ELEMENTS/
Machinations
DATE COURSE PENTAGON
ROYAL GARDEN/
Stayin' Alive/Fame/
Pan-American Beef Stake
Art Federation 2
BRIAN WILSON/
Smile

550:
RACHEL YAMAGATA/
Happenstance
BOREDOMS/
Seadrum/House of the Sun
HOT CLUB OF 52ND STREET/
Hot Club of 52nd Street
THE MUSIC/
Welcome to the North

546:
ROGUE WAVE/
Out of the Shadow
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS/
Live in Hyde Park
DISKO KILLAZ/
Do It Again
CROWN CITY ROCKERS/
Earthtones

544:
NEGROCAN/TrÍs
DR JAN GURU/Planet Japan
GUIDED BY VOICES/
Half Smiles of the Decomposed
SECRET MACHINES/
Now Here is Nowhere

540:
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS/
True Love
ATOM RHUMBA/
Backbone Ritmo
DOCTOR ROCKIT/
The Unnecessary History
of Doctor Rockit
CHARITO/
Non-Stop to Brazil-Charito
meets Ivan Lins
PARIS MATCH/
Flat Five

537:
VELVET REVOLVER/
Contraband
THE STILLS/
Logic Will Break Your Heart
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Osaka 2008 Roomusika Compilation
DONNA BURKE/
Goodbye Nakamura
CANDELA/
Rise Above

535:
ORBITAL/
The Blue Album
GOMEZ/
Split the Difference
MORRISSEY/
You Are The Quarry
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Akasaka Rare Groove Vol.1
RYUKYU UNDERGROUND/
Ryukyu Remixed

533:
FRANZ FERDINAND/
Franz Ferdinand
CHRIS DANIELS/
The Spark
THE STREETS/
A Grand Don't Come for Free
GROOVELINE/
Street Vibes
YASUAKI SHIMIZU/
Seventh Garden

531:
WILCO/A Ghost Is Born
SLIPKNOT/
Vol.3: (The Subliminal Verses)
SUN RA/St. Louis Blues
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Org 2 Mixed by Hikaru
BONNIE PINK/Even So

528:
PRINCE/Musicology
ALANIS MORISSETTE/
So-Called Chaos
SLY & ROBBIE/Version Born
HOPPY KAMIYAMA + BILL LASWELL/
A Navel City/No One Is There
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Iconic

526:
VARIOUS ARTISTS/46664 "African Prayer"
CYNDI LAUPER/Shine
REGGIE WATTS/Simplified
MARLANGO/Marlango
AVANT GARDE/Just A Dream

522
PROBOT/Probot
DJ SPOOKIE and TWILIGHT CIRCUS
DUB SOUND SYSTEM/Riddim Clash
THE VON BONDIES/Pawn Shoppe Heart
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI JAZZ ORCHESTRA
FEATURING LEW TABACKIN/
Last Live in Blue Note Tokyo
VUE/Down for Whatever

517:
AMEL LARRIEUX/Bravebird
THE CORAL/Nightfreak and
the Sons of Becker
LOSTPROPHETS/Start Something
OE/Director's Cut
RAYS/The Last Dance

515:
INCUBUS/A Crow Left of the Murder
DANI SICILIANO/Likes...
MICHAEL BUBLé/Michael Bublé
COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE
Promises Promises
ANN/Hachimitsuyume

513:
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Live At the Grand Olympic Auditorium
STEREOLAB/Margerine Eclipse
EMMYLOU HARRIS/Stumble into Grace
THE ANAZAWORLD/Potato Sensations
IPPEI BROWN/M.E.-My Everything

506:
DAVE MATTHEWS/Some Devil
KELLER WILLIAMS/Home
VARIOUS ARTISTSHouse Things Vol.5
SIDEWINDER/Resolution
MAMA!MILK/Gala de Caras

503:
THE STROKES/Room on Fire
STELLASTARR*/Stellastarr*
JOY DENALANE/Mamani
SOFT BALLET/Menopause
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Asian Standards ~Jojouka~

501:
PINK/ Try This
ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO/
Comfort Woman
PAUL VAN DYK/
Reflections
FARIDA'S CAFE/
Gold
LONESOME ECHO PRODUCTION/
Silver Ocean

496:
ARETHA FRANKLIN/
So Damn Happy
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE/
Greendale
INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA/
Music from A View
KAZUMI WATANABE/Mo' Bop
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Space Program (Nonstop)
Compiled & Nonstop
Edited by Konishi Yasuharu

493:
JANE'S ADDICTION/Strays
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC/Poodle Hat
NAPPY ROOTS/Wooden Leather
VARIOUS ARTISTS/
Kakuto Soundtrack
ORANGE PEKOE/Modern Lights

491:
311/Evolver
MAJOR/The Bliss Domestic
QUANTE JUBILA/Quante Musica
DIE & KRUST/I Kamanchi
PUFFY AMIYUMI/Nice

487:
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE/The
Beginning Stages Of...
MICHELLE BRANCH/Hotel Paper
ANNIE LENNOX/Bare
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Playlist
UA/Sora no Koya

486:
BEN HARPER/Diamonds on the Inside
ELECTRIC SIX/Fire

483:
ZIGGY MARLEY/Dragonfly
JOYCE/Bossa Duets
PRIMAL SCREAM/Live In Japan
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Analog Roots
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Take Me Aosis -
A Nite Out in London-

480:
STEELY DAN/Everything Must Go
MEW/Frengers
EICO/Momoiro
BUTCHER/WAYNE WONDER/Butcher Meets
Wayne Wonder
WRECKED MACHINES/Blink

476:
FLEETWOOD MAC/Say You Will
AFI/Sing the Sorrow
SUSUMU YOKOTA/Overhead
SABOTEN/Beyond the Blue Heaven
BREAK REFORM/Fractures

474:
MADONNA/American Life
CHRISTIAN SMITH/Live At Womb
CATHERINE O’BRIEN/Kiss The Earth
LEWIS PARKER/Its All Happening Now
SUNAGA T EXPERIENCE/Double Standard

470:
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Divas Las Vegas
LEO KOTKE/MIKE GORDON/Clone
THE BLOOD BROTHERS/Burn Piano Island, Burn
PREFUSE 73/One Word Extinguisher
SLEEP WALKER/Sleep Walker
468:
DES'REE/Dream Soldier
APHEX TWIN/26 Mixes For Cash
LONGWAVE/The Strangest Things
GROOVE ARMADA/Lovebox
YOSHI/Take a Chance

465:
ALICIA KEYS/Remixed & Unplugged
in A Mino
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Chicago: The Soundtrack!
THE NEW FOLK IMPLOSION/The Folk Implosion
FADE/Fade
CHORO AZUL/2-dois-

463:
LOU REED/The Raven
PHISH/Round Room
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Ghana Soundz
PITCH BLACK DREAM/Never Going Home
VARIOUS ARTISTS/moshi moshi

461:
BUSTA RHYMES/It Ain't Safe No More
DJ SPINNA/Here to There
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Hotaka Mountain Festival '01 '02
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO/Femme Fatale
(Original Motion Picture Score)
The Cotton Butcher/Autumn Leaves Classic Cutts

459:
Nickel Creek/This Side
Jaheim/Still Ghetto
Various Artists/DJ Masterkey Presents Def Jam
Various Artists/Open Mind
Various Artists/DJ Alex from Tokyo presents
Deep Atmosphere the
journey continues

455:
WHITNEY HOUSTON /Just Whitney
THE USED/The Used
RONI SIZE/Touching Down
V.A./SPACE LAB YELLOW/
Jerome Sydenham Live Vol.1
TWILL/Before I Fall

453:
TONI BRAXTON/More Than a Woman
ROD STEWART/The Great American Songbook
THE CORAL/Skeleton Key EP
SKB/No Independent Thought
LUNA INABA/Luz De La Luna

451:
SANTANA/Shaman
JONI MITCHELL/Travelogue
RHIANNA/Get On
DATE COURSE PENTAGON ROYAL GARDEN/
3rd General Representation Products Chain Drastism
MAMALAID RAG/Mamalaid Rag

449:
TRACY CHAPMAN/Let It Rain
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS/
The Last DJ
LAMYA/Learning from Falling
HOPPY KAMIYAMA/
Testify My Love/Box of Laughter/Dueling Pages
Various Artists /Tokyo: The Sex. The City. The Music

447:
FOO FIGHTERS/One By One
ELVIS PRESLEY/Elvis 30 #1 Hits
TOIRES/Oued-Sanäti
MONO/One Step More And You Die
TRICERATOPS/Dawn World

445:
BECK/Sea Change
DEATH IN VEGAS/Scorpio Rising
UA/Dorobo
TRIPOD JIMMY/Planet Mongo
SNEAKER PIMPS/Bloodsport

442:
SUEDE/A new Morning
MONICA/All Eyes On Me
THE MIGHTY QUARK/Silverdale
TIM LEFFMAN/Warmaker
ASA-CHANG & JUNRAY/Tsuginepu

440:
BLACK FRAMES/Solar Allergy
RENE PAULO/Waikiki
BOWLING FOR SOUP/Drunk Enough To Dance
DARREN EMERSON & TIM DELUXE/
Underwater Episode 1
MONDAY MICHIRU/Episodes in Color

438:
LINKIN PARK/Reanimation
RAGING SPEEDHORN/We Will Be Dead Tomorrow
JAKE SHIMABUKURO/Sunday Morning
SHENA RINGO/Utaite Myouri -
Sono Ichi-
JOHN WILLIAMS/
Minority Report (Original Motion Picture Score)

436:
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND/Busted Stuff
MAX TUNDRA/Mastered By Guy At The Exchange
THE FLAMING LIPS/Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
AKIKO/Hip Pop Bop
DJ ALEX FROM TOKYO/Presente the Compilation

433:
KORN/Untouchables
DIANA KING/Respect
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Y Tu Mama Tambien
X-PRESS 2/MUZIKIZUM
MR. CHILDREN/It's a Wonderful World

431:
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO/Elephantism
OASIS/The Hindu Times

PUFFY/Illustrated History
THE WHITE STRIPES/White Blood Cells
TINA NOVAK/Been Around The World
429:
DEEP FOREST/Music Detected
THE PARKINSONS/A Long Way To Nowhere
BOYZ II MEN/Full Circle
KRONOS QUARTET/Nuevo
MOBY/18
427:
VARIOUS ARTISTS/FEVER PITCH—
The Official Music of the 2002 FIFA World Cup

WAYNE SHORTER/Footprints-Live!
LALO SCHIFRIN/Return of the Marquis De Sade
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Reel Musiq Compilation RM6+
D'JULZ/D'julz Boxes
425:
CEE-LO/Cee-Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections
INDOPEPSYCHICS/Mekish
RUBIN STEINER/Wunderbar Drei
MICHAEL AILES/Shoganai
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Champs Elysees Café
423:
THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA/Everyday
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN/Hot Jazz/Hot Western
VARIOUS ARTISTS/The Funky 16 Corners

DAVID HOLMES/Come Get It, I Got It
THE LANGLEY SCHOOLS MUSIC PROJECT/
Innocence & Despair

421:
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Warm and Beautiful:
A Tribute To the Music of Paul McCartney
TRIK TURNER/Trik Turner
SMITH & MIGHTY/Life Is…
FARIDA'S CAFE/Mile a Minute
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Batofar Cherche Tokyo

419:
CELINE DION/A New Day Has Come
RYUKYU UNDERGROUND/Ryukyu Underground
KINNIE STARR/Tune-Up
VARIOUS ARTISTS/The Ocean presents Huge Tunes
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS/
Ten More Turnips From the Tip

417:
SHAKIRA/Laundry Service
THE MUSIC/The Music E.P.
V.A./Memories From Waterside
PET SHOP BOYS/Release
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Bedrock Breaks

415:
KEIKO LEE/Voices
JOHNNY CONQUEST/Uptown For The Americas
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Rez: Gamer's Guide to…
GOMEZ/Liquid Skin
KAZUTOKI UMEZU "KIKI" BAND/
Greetings from Africa

413:
SADE/Lovers Live
VARIOUS ARTISTS/All Tomorrow's Parties
CHRISTINA MILIAN/Christina Milian
SUSUMU YOKOTA/Sound of Sky
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Anthems

411:
MYSTRAL TIDE/Whirlpools of Souls
ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE/Holes In The Wall
HERBERT/Second Hand Sounds
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
/B.R.M.C.
JANUARY 2002
409:
SOIL/Scars
BUSTA RHYMES/Genesis
KAYA/Guernica
MINAKO/Suck it till your life ends
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Arabian Travels
407:
CHEMICAL BROTHERS/Come With Us
DUNGEON BROTHERS/Even in Darkness
DJ MONOBE/Crossover
PFEUTI/Pigeon Post
ALEC EMPIRE/Intelligence and Sacrifice
DECEMBER 2001
405:
PINK/M!ssundaztood!
DREAMS COME TRUE/Monkey Girl Odyssey
4HERO/Creating Patterns
VARIOUS ARTISTS/ Stone.Scissors.Paper.03.Paper
RICHARD BARBIERI JAN LINTON/
Cosmic Prophets

NOVEMBER 2001
401:
BLAST HEAD/Head Music
KELIS/Wanderland
JEWEL/This Way
SLOAN/Pretty Together
GERDABLANK/Mono no aware
397:
SPIRITUALIZED/Let It Come Down
REI HARAKAMI/Trace of Red Curb
CHARLES LLOYD/Hyperion with Higgins
OCTOBER 2001
396:
BLU CANTRELL/So Blu
IAN O’BRIEN/A History of Things to Come
IAN BROWN/Music Of The Spheres
GARBAGE/beautifulgarbage
MARC RIBOT/Saints
395:
FAITHLESS/Outrospective Island
LENNY KRAVITZ/Lenny
CICALA MVTA/Deko Boko
394:
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA/White Lilies Island
DAFT PUNK/Alive
VARIOUS ARTISTS/Trance Progression
GERLING/
When Young Terrorists Chase The Sun

THE CHARLATANS/Wonderland
SEPTEMBER 2001

392:
LAURIE ANDERSON/Life On A String
BLAKE/Step Into The Light
ROGER SANCHEZ /First Contact
BUDDY GUY/Sweat Tea
VARIOUS ARTISTS/WIRE01 Compilation
391:
The strokes
New Order
Grant-lee Phillips
390:
Ben Folds
V.A
Jamiroquai
Bjork
Cake
389:
Tantric
Turin brakes
Herbie Hancock
AUGUST 2001
388:
Roots Manuva
Green Day
V.A.
Bran
V.A.
387:
Super Furry Animals
Usher
Boz Scaggs
386:
Farida's Cafe
Freaky Flow
Laura Liza
385:
Rhona
Dan Bryk
Jose Padilla
384:
Catatonia
Deep Dish
Manu Chao
Pre_Shrunk
Taraf De Haidouks
JULY 2001
383:
The Cult
Sphongle
Tomb Raider Soundtrack
382:
Ursula Rucker
The Rembrants
Perry Farrel
Iggy Pop
Feed
381:
Stone Temple Pilots
Inner Circle
Gorodisch
380:
Joe Hisaishi
Plaid
Sugar Ray
Tarika
Travis
JUNE 2001
379:
Goo Goo Dolls
Tonino Baliardo
Bran Van 3000
378:
Shur-I-Kan
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot
Pete Rock
Frankie Valentine
Masanori Ikeda
377:
Depeche Mode
Chilldren ov Paradise
Our Lady Peace
376:
Backyard Babies
Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band
ebz
Solid Ground
Weezer
375:
David Byrne
Mekon
Ken Ishii
MAY 2001

374:
AIR
Martires Del Compas
V.A.
Coil
Cosmic Rough Riders
373:
G. Love & Special Sauce
Ben Harper
Neil Finn
372:
Alternative 3
Stevie Nicks
Snake Hip Shakes
Soul Scramble
The Slackers
371:
The Black Crowes
Dirty Beatnisk
DJ Spinna
Mogwai
Tokyo-Mirai
APRIL 2001
370:
R.E.M.
Makyo
Missile Girl Scoot

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