David Kronke

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  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Radiohead OK Computer (Capitol Records) Maybe punk didn't rescue us completely from prog-rock, but what makes Radiohead think prog-rock is going to save us from anything? Based on OK Computer, this Oxford quintet is convinced that the future lies ...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Nothing against My Best Friend's Wedding, but it's a sign of just how vacuous things have become in Hollywood when folks start getting excited about a movie with a handful of partially engaging characters, a fairly intriguing story line and a smat...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Okay, metaphor buffs: An "albino alligator" is what the other alligators in a group send out as a sacrificial lamb. Members of a second group of 'gators attack the albino, and the first group violently finishes off its competition. Once this is ex...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    The Byrds Notorious Byrd Brothers Sweetheart of the Rodeo Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde The Ballad of Easy Rider (Columbia) By the time these albums were released in 1968 and '69, the Byrds had already decisively changed the face of popular music, revisi...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Bruce Cockburn The Charity of Night (Rykodisc) L. Ron Hubbard should be as cult an artist as Bruce Cockburn. Cockburn's only "hit" singles are diametric opposites--1979's "Wondering Where the Lions Are" was a jaunty bit of religious poetry, while ...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Shaquille O'Neal You Can't Stop the Reign (T.W.IsM.) It took $120 million to persuade Shaquille O'Neal to apply himself on a basketball court (free-throw percentage as of this writing: 46 percent). How much of himself can he be expected to commit ...