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2002 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • TLC

    published December 12, 2002

    The new TLC record feels less icky to me than the last Who tour, but I'm not sure why. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey explained their quick... More >>

  • Press On

    published September 26, 2002

    The last time Josh Davis was being talked and written about by lots of people he didn't know, he had just fomented what many of those people had... More >>

  • Golden

    published September 19, 2002

    How indie rock got its groove back: Four D.C. scenesters listen to ZZ Top's Eliminator nonstop for a week, realize its might but... More >>

  • Play Nicely

    published August 22, 2002

    He may be a bald, vegan, gospel-loving peacenik, but ask him the wrong question, and Moby turns into one touchy little dude. Witness this... More >>

  • Bill Frisell

    published August 22, 2002

    If The Willies is any indication, Bill Frisell could probably make "Achy Breaky Heart" sound like a walk in the clouds. Here, the rangy... More >>

  • Alicia Keys

    published July 25, 2002

    Alicia Keys is so 2001's Lauryn Hill: a young, beautiful, smart African-American woman with more talent than the white critical community... More >>

  • Pet Shop Boys

    published June 20, 2002

    It's a perfect pairing: Johnny Marr, former guitarist for the Smiths, one of the world's most impossibly melodramatic rock bands, and the Pet Shop... More >>

  • Damien Jurado and Gathered in Song

    published May 16, 2002

    With Neil Young taking a shot at soul-man sophistication on his new one, someone has to make use of his godfather-of-grunge claim until he gets... More >>

  • Timo Maas

    published May 2, 2002

    If there's one thing the world most definitely does not need right now, it's another watery mix CD from some overhyped trance DJ -- you know, the... More >>

  • Lucky Jim

    published April 11, 2002

    Jim O'Rourke has heard his excellent new album, Insignificance, likened to the work of flag-waving Floridian rabble-rousers Lynyrd Skynyrd... More >>

  • Quiet Riot

    published March 21, 2002

    Let's say you're a young person, maybe between the ages of 19 and 26, and you've finished school and you've moved to a new city and you're happily... More >>

  • Photo Finish

    published February 28, 2002

    If you've got the time and/or the money and/or the sanity to keep close tabs on America's bustling indie-rock underground, you no doubt know that... More >>

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