Monday, July 30, 2007

Notes from the Overground

* The Simpsons Movie gets 4 and a half stars out of 5 - it's nearly perfect. It tells a story that legitimately uses up the big screen and the longer time, and yet remains true to the characters and the "world" of Springfield.

* The Chemical Brothers new album "We are the Night" gets 4.0 out of 5 stars. It's very good. What is interesting is that it is the tracks without guest stars, like Saturate and Das Spiegal, that are really holding my interest. But it's solid all the way through.

* Acoustic Africa, a collection from Putumayo is very very good - 4.5 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately the opening songs are not the strongest - it really kicks in about track 5, and then there's a string of brilliant songs.

That is all.

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