An End Has a Start (Epic)
You liked Shaun of the Dead? Then Hot Fuzz will bust a cap in your arse.
Inside In Inside Out (Astralwerks)
Once hyped as a supergroup, Teenage Fanclub may have to settle for midlevel stardom, and that may be just fine
Free the Bees
Kasabian has its sights set on becoming the coolest -- and most stereotypical -- Britrock band around
The Killers aren't reinventing the rock wheel, but they are repopulating the dance floor
Is the Music the next big thing or just a bunch of very lucky guys?
Johnny Marr steps out front with the sunny rock of the Healers
21 Singles 1984-1998 (Rhino)/Heathen Chemistry (Epic)
Rocketman in flight
The difference between "naff" and "wack"
How can Burt Bacharach make a comeback when he never went away?
The Flaming Lips want you to play all four of their new CDs -- at the same time
Kiss functionary tells a dirty but oddly bloodless tale
Blur's class act
SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995
From the Western Addition to the East Bay, police and wary club owners have all but banished hip hop. Have the cops overreacted? Are the clubs at fault? Or have a few well-armed fans hijacked the positive vibe of the hip-hop nation?