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2002 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Baboon

    published December 26, 2002

    The title of Baboon's new album, Something Good is Going to Happen to You, is truth in advertising, so long as you crack the shrink wrap... More >>

  • Scratching the Surface

    published November 14, 2002

    Late last month, Interscope Records at long last released Nirvana, a 14-song best-of with not only tracks from Bleach,... More >>

  • Badly Drawn Boy

    published November 14, 2002

    Until 2000's The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, Damon Gough could make his music without a fuss, which is clearly the way he likes it. Since... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 8, 2002

    At just under an hour, The Osbourne Family Album manages to pay tribute to Ozzy while giving a boost to Jack and Kelly Osbourne's... More >>

  • Drive Away

    published August 1, 2002

    Earlier this year, Tony Hajjar was in Vancouver, recording a new album with his band, which is both exactly where he should have been and not... More >>

  • The Flaming Lips

    published July 25, 2002

    The trio's second disc since reimagining itself on 1997's Zaireeka, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is casually electronic and... More >>

  • Elvis Costello

    published May 9, 2002

    In 1998, around the time Painted From Memory -- his team-up with Burt Bacharach -- hit stores, Elvis Costello gave up on the idea of... More >>

  • Gentle Ben

    published March 21, 2002

    Ben Kweller stares at the row of posters taped along a wall inside Fort Worth's Ridglea Theater, six or seven of the same make and model: an... More >>

  • Sunken Treasure

    published March 7, 2002

    I've had the best album of 2001 in my hands since last August. For weeks after that, it was in whatever CD player I happened to be near, and... More >>

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