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2001 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Various artists

    published December 27, 2001

    As film critics everywhere have pointed out, the first Ocean's Eleven, released in 1960, isn't much of a movie. The assorted "actors," led... More >>

  • Tricks of the Trade

    published October 25, 2001

    Selling out hasn't been as simple as Tricky imagined.The former Adrian Thaws made reviewers swoon with 1995's Maxinquaye, a moody,... More >>

  • Aaliyah

    published September 13, 2001

    Writing reviews of recordings by freshly dead artists is a tricky business that frequently results in overrating, a critical embarrassment that... More >>

  • High and Dry

    published September 13, 2001

    Although its members insist otherwise, my guess is that Tha Alkaholiks changed their name to Tha Liks mainly to ensure that their new disc,... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published September 6, 2001

    If anyone should understand the pitfalls of being labeled, it's DJ/producer Roni Size. Back in 1997, on the release of his innovative platter... More >>

  • Rammstein

    published August 23, 2001

    In one of those ironies with which popular culture brims, Marilyn Manson was tarred with the stain of the Columbine shootings even though the... More >>

  • Ginuwine

    published July 26, 2001

    The popularity of tough-nosed hip-hop continues to present challenges to R&B vocalists. Soulsters who go too heavy on sentiment, eschewing the... More >>

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